Linking to third party applications

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    Overview

    You can set up links to third party applications from within CCH Practice Management by setting up a configuration key and then setting up access via the Maintenance menu.

    Set up configuration key for third party applications

    1. On the main menu, click via Maintenance > User Defined > Configuration.

    2. On the Configuration window, in the blank row at the top of the table, enter the following:
      Key Name: ThirdPartyApps
      Key Value: 1
      Comment: Allows the creation/maintenance of Third Party Applications

    3. Click OK to save and close the window.

    Once you have logged off and back on again, a Maintenance window will be available for the entry of data to enable a third party application to be launched from within the software.

    Set up access to the third party application

    1. On the main menu, Maintenance > User Defined > Applications.

    2. On the Applications window, for each third party application,  enter the following fields:

      Name: Enter the name of the application to be displayed in the task bar. Note that there is a limit on the number of characters allowed.
      E.g. "MS Word"

      Command Line: Enter the actual command line used to run the application.
      E.g. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE"

      Icon: Enter the location of the icon to be used in the Task Bar next to the application name.  Once loaded it will be available in CCH Central.
      E.g. "C:\ Desktop\word.ico"

    3. Repeat step 2 for each application you want to include a link to and then click OK to save and close the Applications window.

    A menu item is created for each application in the Third Party Task Bar menu displaying the third party application name and icon. Click the menu item to start the application.