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

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. 

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. 

Posted in 2012

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!

Author: Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen (Microsoft MVP) is both a Microsoft Certified Professional for Dynamics GP (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She is also the co-founder of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (www.saci.com), a business management software consulting firm for over 24 years. Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system, but an application. Larger businesses used old Main Frames with monitors that were Green and Black and smaller business did accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from pieces of paper to analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve. Belinda is also well known for her Blog www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. Her blog is about sharing really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong and why. With followers all over the Globe she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To Improve the Lives and Business Success of my Followers.” In her time off, Belinda enjoys sailing, woodturning, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading and playing the ukulele (Belinda often participates in Ukulele Jams in NYC.)

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