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Central 2014.3 changes the format of certain fields in Central. Internally it uses two bytes to represent each character instead of the one byte that was used previously. This is to support foreign character sets. However this has an impact on Trust Accounts databases that are linked to Central. The link to Central keeps the Trust Accounts client code, client name and client address (if any) in sync with Central. Without the changes included in Trust Accounts 4.50, Trust Accounts reads these fields as being a single character long. For example a Central client name  of “Lord Trenchmore Settlement” appears in Trust Accounts as “L”.


Notes

  • Most users do not link Trust Accounts to Central. To see if  your Trust Accounts database is linked, select Activities > System Management > Database Parameters and look on the tab headed Other. If there is a tick in Link to Central then the database is linked.
  • Documentation on the Link to Central can be found in the Trust Accounts 4.00 Release Notes which are included in the Help file.
  • Although most users do not link Trust Accounts to Central, CCH is working on using Central’s Accounts Production product to produce accounts. When this is released, users will need to use the link to Central to take advantage of it.
  • A new option has been added to Resync all the Trust Accounts clients that are linked to Central. This can be found on the Link to Central screen, accessed by pressing the Link to Central button from within Database Parameters. Normally a client is only resynced when a user goes into the client. This means that a client name or address change in Central is not immediately reflected in Trust Accounts. The Resync option brings all linked Trust Accounts clients up to date.
  • For C-Tree Trust Accounts users there is a change in how the link to Central is set up. Previously WTAXMTSX.dll (the “DAL”) had to be registered in order for the link to work (unless the Central database was on the local computer). This is no longer a requirement. SQL Server users have always been required register the DAL and there is no change here.

 

 

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