If you’ve ever encountered an issue with Sage 100 ERP having and issue and you suspect that a system file (user names, company master file, etc) could be at fault then you probably already know that there is a hidden utility to help you rebuild those files.
For versions 4.05 and LOWER the utility is accessed by selecting:
Rebuild system file(s) with SVXBLD.
- Have all users exit Sage MAS 90 now Sage 100 ERP
- Open Windows Explorer and go to ..\Mas90\Home
- Double-click PVXWIN32.EXE (or right-click the file and select ‘Open’).
- Click the ‘Ok’ button on the splash screen. A blank screen with a ‘Greater Than’ ( > ) prompt should appear.
- Type RUN “SVXBLD” (with the quotes) and press ‘Enter’. SVXBLD should open.
Beginning with version 4.10 you use a new hidden utility – sy_rebuildsystem.m4p
- Get all users out of Sage ERP MAS 90 or MAS 200. (And for MAS 200, the Service or Application must be stopped).
- Via Windows Explorer, access the live “..\MAS90\Home” directory on the server where MAS 90 or 200 is installed.
- Double-click on the Pvxwin32.exe program to access a command line window.
- Type in the following command and press the Enter key: run “sy_rebuildsystem.m4p
- At the User Logon prompt, enter your user logon and password.
- Once past the warning prompt, a Rebuild Key Files window will appear, displaying the available system files that can be rebuilt.
If neither of the above (depending upon your respective Sage 100 ERP version) does the trick – you can try the UFAR utility which is a character based tool used as a last chance effort to rebuild system files (BACKUP ANYTHING YOU ARE TRYING TO REPAIR BEFORE USING):
Use UFAR as a last resort after other methods have failed to restore or repair the file. No log file is created and it is impossible to determine what records are deleted.
Steps to run UFAR:
- Make a backup of the file to be repaired and have all users exit MAS 90
- On the server double click the file ..\mas90\home\PVXWIN32.EXE
- At the command prompt type: RUN “*UFAR”
- At ‘Name of KEYED/DIRECT/EFF file’ type: SY0CTL.SOA and press ‘Enter’
- If rebuilding a ‘non-system’ file the path is required.
- At the prompt for the temporary file name, accept the default backup name (for example: Sy0ctl.b00), and press ENTER.
- At the “Recover for Highest Active Index or Physical End of Record” message, select the desired option and press ENTER.
- the default ‘Highest Active Index’ is the correct choice for SY0CTL.SOA
- Using the cursor keys select ‘D Wrong’ then select ‘E Wrong’ then select Yes and Yes again.
- Type BYE to return to the command prompt.