We get a pop up saying “do you want to replace the zup file” all the time when we log out of Navision. One of our trainers told us never to hit yes, one said it doesn’t matter. What does this actually mean/do? Thanks
When you click ‘No’ it will leave the zup file untouched, when you click ‘Yes’ it will overwrite it with the settings of the NAV session you are closing. It all depends on whether you want to save the settings or not. Usually you only get that question if you have more than one NAV session open at the same time, and you close the second/third/etc session. Another way it could happen if you are on Citrix with other users, and the zup file is stored in a shared folder.
Whenever we start Navision we always find that the programe takes us to the menu where we worked last & it is due to the file called ‘ZUP’ file. It keeps record of the settings which we worked last.
Sometimes, user find the message “Want to replace the ZUP file” , this is because the system wants to change the setting of “ZUP” file. I would like to give an example for the same:-- While working in “Test” database which has few number of records sometimes I switch to “Live” database . As previously ZUP file was keeping the setting of Test database & now I have switch to the Live database, the system would show the message “Want to replace the ZUP file” & if I click on “NO” the system will keep the setting of 'Test" database. But this sometimes creates problem while working with old setting & it would try to show only those records which has in its memory but in Live database there are more records.
Whenever, you find problem related to ‘ZUP’ file, simply delete the file so that the file could be created again with fresh settings. It is ‘fin.zup’.You would find at “C:\Documents and Settings\aaa\Application Data”. ‘aaa’ is your computer name.
I am not so sure about that one! The settings helps me having kind of a personalized version af Navision. So - deleting the Zup-file every now and then will not make me a happy person.
This is when not stating any parameter and letting Navision work standard. I have [at least] one zup-file per Navision-version (and have them all on my computer). That’s why I can (=will) not use Navision-standard.
Solution to avoid the “replace-massage” is to manage it yourself: when starting Navision I state parameter “fin.exe id=d:\Progs\navision40dkSP3\rd.zup, database=…”. Oops - that was hard-coding! Not good!! Correct syntax in a net-environment is “fin.exe id=d:\Progs\navision40dkSP3%UserName%.zup, database=…”; %UserName% will be replaced by the login-name. Works like a charm! [H]
That works yes, however [:)]
When you use the same shortcut more than once, you’re still going to get the ‘replace zup’ message. What I do is to have a shortcut for all versions on my desktop, and each shortcut has its own ID parameter that points to a zup file in a folder that I use to store all my zup files.
So I have a folder “C:\ZupFiles”.
I have a shortcut to “NAV 5.0” that opens the C/SIDE client. In the target, I specify after the path to the exe file: ID=“C:\Zupfiles\50.zup”.
I have a shortcut to “NAV 5.0 SQL” that opens the SQL client. In the target I add ID=“C:\ZupFiles\50SQL.zup”
Etcetera, one for all versions that I have on my computer.
You can also specify servername and database name in the shortcut, and completely automate access to your databases.
Be aware though, that as soon as you use the same shortcut more than once, and you close the second, third, nth client that was opened with that shortcut, it will ask you to replace the zup file. As long as you are aware of which zup file it is using, you can decide to replace it or not.
It’s not rocket science [H]
Solution to avoid the “replace-massage” is to manage it yourself: when starting Navision I state parameter “fin.exe id=d:\Progs\navision40dkSP3\rd.zup, database=…”. Oops - that was hard-coding! Not good!! Correct syntax in a net-environment is “fin.exe id=d:\Progs\navision40dkSP3%UserName%.zup, database=…”; %UserName% will be replaced by the login-name. Works
Sorry , but i need to understand this point … where do you put this sentences … what do you mean whwn starting navisiion …i state this parameter … from where you state this parametre .???