Compressing Purchase Order History

Q:  I need to free up some disk space on the computer/server where I’m running CertiflexDimension.  Is there a quick, safe way to do this from within the program?

A:  Yes, CertiflexDimension allows you to compress certain data files using its Compress History Wizard.

For example, a large amount of historical vendor orders can be compressed after a period of time.  Before compressing, you should have at least two current backups of your company data.

To access the Compress History Wizard, click >File >Data File Maintenance >Compress Data Files.  Click >Next and a list of files that can be compressed will display.  Select PO1 – Vendor Orders and click >Next.  You will then be prompted to define the Compression History.  You may choose to select all completed orders (Completed Only) or Canceled orders by Period, Quarter or Year.  You can also select to compress purchase orders prior to a specific PO number.  Once you have defined this criteria, click >Next.  The Compress History Wizard is then ready to perform the compression.  Click >Compress to complete the compression process.

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