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What's up *.dic, Dynamics GP Reports.dic that is

What is this file?
The Microsoft Dynamics GP Reports.dic is the file that holds all modifications and new reports that print directly from GP. More often than not, this file is stored on a shared drive so everyone accesses the same file. This saves a lot of commotion if a change to a report is made.

As soon as you log into GP, you start accessing this file and stay connected to it the entire time you are logged in GP. Since everyone logs into the same file and stays connected to it, it will occasionally corrupt.





If it becomes corrupt, it’s very easy to fix.

  1. Get everyone out of GP, rename the Reports.dic (leave the extension *.dic.)
  2. Open the Report Writer; this will create a new Reports.dic.
  3. Click on the Reports Button, which will now be empty.
  4. Click on the Import Button, and point to the renamed Report.dic in the Source Dictionary field.
  5. Highlight each report on the left (Source Dictionary Reports) and click on Insert to include it on the right (Reports to Import), then click Import at the bottom.
  6. Exit Report Writer, you are finished!
Belinda (the GP CSI) Allen


I'm having an issue with the report writer crashing every time we try to run or customize something. This is new behavior. I was thrilled to find this post and tried but it won't let me rename the file despite nobody being on the system. So I tried to re-import the rpts anyway without renaming the file, but it still crashes. Any thoughts?
Posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:54 PM by angela
Hi Angela,  
First I would remove the the Reports.dic from the equation.  
Microsoft Dynamics GP menu >> Tools >> Setup >> System >> Edit Launch File 
Make the Reports dictionary local on work workstation, do not copy a new one, just let GP create an empty one. Make the patch someone where on your local drive. Log off GP, then back on; this will create a new and empty reports.dic. Try it again. Note that if you are using something that has be modified you will need to grant access to the original report. Again, this is just to rule out the report.dic. 
Is your problem when you try to customize anything or a specific report? 
Posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:31 AM by Belinda Allen
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