Create shortcut for opening standalone Sage 100 Application

By | October 30, 2013

I was working on Sage 100 wherein I was required to do some changes in the Sage 100 system. When I went in “All Files” to open the Sage 100 application; I did not find any shortcut or launch point to open the same.

I went to “Home” folder of Sage 100 installation directory. I clicked on the pvxwin32.exe to open the application, but instead of the application, it opened a ProvideX command prompt . I searched all the forums, but did not find any help. After that I checked my launch points on the other machines and checked their settings. Once I did the changes accordingly, it worked.

Below is the steps that one needs to follow for creating launch point / shortcut. 

  • First, create a shortcut for the “pvxwin32.exe” present in the home directory of Sage 100 installation folder. 
  • Open the properties page of the shortcut and change the “Target” and “Start in” values.
    • Target: “C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Standard ERPMAS90Homepvxwin32.exe” 
       -hd ..launchersota.ini ..soastartup.m4p
    • Start in: “C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Standard ERPMAS90Home” (i.e. Path to Sage 100 installation directory) 
Note: Change the home path to your Sage 100 installation directory’s home path
  • Target field requires certain parameters which are described as following
    • startup.m4p: This file contains Initial Startup Program for Sage 100 (i.e. MAS 90/200)
    • sota.ini: This file contains MAS 90 application settings
  • Click on Apply, then ok.
  • Now click on the Sage 100 shortcut and open your applications.
With such simple settings, one can easily create a launch point / shortcut of Sage 100. 

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