How to Export Using ODBC

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Table of Contents:
HOW TO USE GRANDMASTER SUITE - EXPORTING WITH ODBC...................................................................................4
OVERVIEW ....................................................................................................................................................................................................4
W HAT IS ODBC? .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
WHEN SHOULD I USE ODBC EXPORT? ..........................................................................................................................................5
HOW DOES IT WORK IN GRANDMASTER SUITE?....................................................................................................................5
EXPORTING VIA THE CUSTOMIZED PAYROLL REPORT ........................................................................................................................... 6
EXPORTING THE FINANCIAL DATABASE ................................................................................................................................................... 6
WORKING AT THE PAYROLL LEVEL .............................................................................................................................................6
CREATING A SPREADSHEET FOR EXPORT USE.......................................................................................................................6
TO CREATE THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET..................................................................................................................................................... 6
SETTING UP THE EXCEL ODBC DRIVER................................................................................................................................................... 8
TO SET UP THE MS EXCEL ODBC DRIVER ................................................................................................................................................. 8
EXPORTING VIA THE CUSTOMIZED PAYROLL REPORT ........................................................................................................................ 11
TO CREATE YOUR EXPORT PROFILE ....................................................................................................................................................... 11
TO DEFINE THE DATA TO BE EXPORTED ................................................................................................................................................ 14
TO EXPORT THE DATA ............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
TO VIEW THE UPDATED DATABASE......................................................................................................................................................... 15
CREATING A DATABASE FOR EXPORT USE..............................................................................................................................16
TO CREATE THE ACCESS DATABASE........................................................................................................................................................ 16
SETTING UP THE A CCESS DRIVER ............................................................................................................................................................ 17
TO SET UP THE MS ACCESS ODBC DRIVER.............................................................................................................................................. 18
EXPORTING THE FINANCIAL DATABASE ................................................................................................................................................. 21
TO CREATE YOUR EXPORT PROFILE ....................................................................................................................................................... 21
TO DEFINE THE DATA TO BE EXPORTED ................................................................................................................................................ 24
TO EXPORT THE DATA ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
TO VIEW THE UPDATED DATABASE......................................................................................................................................................... 25
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SET UP THIS FEATURE? .......................................................................................................27
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ................................................................................................................................................28
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How to Use GrandMaster Suite - Exporting with ODBC
Overview
GrandMaster Suite allows you to export data from its database for use in another application. This
can range from simple data such as names and addresses to complex payroll data including pay
frequencies and amounts.
The exported data can be used in many ways, based on your specific needs. For example, if you
need to perform a mail merge that includes every employee in your payroll, simply export the data
to a merge file and you are ready to go.
Similarly, GrandMaster Suite allows you to import certain types of data from third party sources
for use in the Payroll and Human Resource modules.
What is ODBC?
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an industry wide standard way to communicate with
databases. The goal of ODBC is to make it possible to access any data from any application,
regardless of which database management system is handling the data.
Used as a translation engine, ODBC facilitates the movement of data between different
applications with dissimilar file structures. While most applications have some sort of import file
command that performs much the same task as ODBC in this kind of situation, ODBC can provide
a more versatile and in some cases easier-to-use interface for transferring data between programs.
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Client Application (e.g. GrandMaster Suite)
GrandMaster Suite allows you to
export payroll data for use in other
applications. This can save you the
time of having to re-enter data that
already exists.
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Client Application: The client application is the program that processes the data (in this
case, GrandMaster Suite). This client application can call ODBC functions to interact
with a variety of data sources.
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Driver Manager: The driver manager, referred to as a DLL (Dynamically Linked
Library), gives access to the individual drivers. The driver manager processes the
application's function calls and directs them to the appropriate loadable driver.
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ODBC Driver: The ODBC drivers are DLLs which process the ODBC function calls
between the driver manager and the data source. The application notifies the driver to
connect to the data source. An SQL request is then passed to the data source after
possible translation by the driver, with the results being returned to the application.
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Data Source: The data source can consist of several parts including the data, the
associated Database Management System (DBMS), the platform and the associated
network used to access that platform. Frequently, a data source does not include a
network or DBMS - for example, the data source may simply be the path information for
text data on a local drive or may involve specifying domain names or IP addresses for
remote servers.
ODBC is not a file format. Rather, it is an interface that client applications can use to ask for data
from servers. ODBC-capable client applications (such as GrandMaster Suite) send requests to an
ODBC driver manager, also located on the client machine. The driver manager interprets the data
and decides which data source is appropriate and which ODBC driver matches that data source.
The request is then sent through the driver to the database, and returned through the ODBC driver
manager to the client application.
ODBC has gained so much momentum over the years that it is now considered to be the standard
method of interaction for many database engines. It has been ported to the most popular platforms
(Win32, Unix, Linux, Mac) and is so ubiquitous that you may be using it without knowing it.
When should I use ODBC Export?
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When you have a need to extract payroll information (or other GrandMaster data) for use
in another database application. Simply export the required data using the format that
best suits your requirements.
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When you need to perform automated tasks such as a mail merge. You can export the
data to a spreadsheet and perform the merge for any or all payroll employees.
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Almost anytime you need data in another ODBC-compliant program.
How does it work in GrandMaster Suite?
In order to employ the flexibility of exporting using ODBC functions, you must have an ODBC
driver installed on your computer. These components are generally included when you install
Windows. If you do not have the ODBC components installed, you can get them easily by
downloading and running a program from Microsoft entitled MDAC.
NOTE: Keep in mind that data export requirements vary from system to system, and while the
steps in this document provide a guideline through the ODBC export process, the actual steps may
be different for your individual system.
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Exporting via the Customized Payroll Report
This procedure (discussed in detail later in this guide) involves creating an Excel spreadsheet for
use as your database, then using the ODBC Administrator (in the Control Panel) to add and
configure the necessary ODBC driver. Once complete, the resulting spreadsheet can be used for a
wide variety of operations including mail merges, third party reporting or general querying.
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Hierarchy when Exporting to ODBC
Exporting the Financial Database
This procedure (discussed in detail later in this guide) involves exporting components of your
payroll to an ODBC-compliant database.
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Hierarchy when Exporting to an ODBC Compliant Database
Working at the Payroll Level
Although ODBC functions do not relate specifically to either the Payroll level or the Employee
level, all GrandMaster ODBC export related functions are carried out at the payroll level. This is
because all the settings required to access the export routines are contained under the Payroll
module's Import/Export Functions menu commands or under the Reports menu.
Creating a Spreadsheet for Export Use
To use the example that will follow in this guide (Exporting Via the Customized Payroll Report),
you will first need to have a database in place (in this case, an Excel spreadsheet). This section of
the guide discusses how to create blank worksheet for this purpose.
TO CREATE THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET
1.
Run MS Excel and ensure that you have a blank spreadsheet on the screen.
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Fig. 3
The Blank Spreadsheet
2.
Choose the File - Save command then navigate to the folder where you installed GrandMaster
Suite and save the file as gmsdata.xls.
Fig. 4
Saving the Spreadsheet in the Gmsuite Folder
3.
Close MS Excel once you have finished saving the file.
You are now ready to proceed to the next step where you will define the ODBC driver that
will interact with your new database (the spreadsheet).
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Setting up the Excel ODBC Driver
Most computers will already have the necessary ODBC drivers installed. For example, drivers for
MS Excel are installed automatically with MS Office. The Exporting Via the Customized Payroll
Report section of this guide will require the use of the MS Excel ODBC driver.
TO SET UP THE MS EXCEL ODBC DRIVER
1.
Choose the Start button - Settings - Control Panel option to open the Control Panel.
Fig. 5
The Control Panel
2.
Double click on the Data Sources (ODBC) icon. This opens the ODBC Data Source
Administrator dialog box.
Fig. 6
The ODBC Data Source Administrator Dialog Box.
3.
Select the System DSN tab. This will ensure that the data source you set up here will be
accessible by all users on your computer (regardless of their profile).
4.
Choose the Add button then select the Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls) from the list.
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Fig. 7
The MS Excel Driver Selected
Note: If the MS Excel driver does not exist on your computer, you will need to install it using the
latest version of MDAC. Please refer to the Installing MDAC section of this guide before
proceeding.
5.
Choose the Finish button. This opens the ODBC Microsoft Excel Setup dialog box where you
must configure the driver settings.
Fig. 8
The ODBC Microsoft Excel Setup Dialog Box
6.
Define the Data Source Name and Description as outlined below:
• Data Source Name: gmsexport
• Description: GrandMaster Suite to Excel
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Note: If you want to enter a different Data Source Name than the one listed in this example,
ensure that the name does not contain spaces.
Fig. 9
The Completed Dialog Box
7.
Use the options in the Version drop down list to specify the version of MS Excel you have
installed on your computer.
8.
Choose the Select Workbook button then use the resulting dialog box to navigate to the
location where you saved the Excel spreadsheet file (if you are following the lesson, you will
have saved it to the location where you installed GrandMaster Suite).
Fig. 10
The Location of the Saved Excel Spreadsheet
9.
Select the spreadsheet then click OK to return to the ODBC Microsoft Excel Setup dialog box.
10. Choose the Options button near the bottom of the dialog box then remove the check from the
Read Only option that appears.
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Fig. 11
The Read Only Option Deactivated
11. Click OK to close the remaining dialog boxes.
You are now ready to proceed to the next section where you will export data from
GrandMaster Suite your new the database file.
Exporting Via the Customized Payroll Report
This section of the guide will first discuss the setting up of your export profile followed by
instruction on how to perform the actual export process.
TO CREATE YOUR EXPORT PROFILE
1.
Open the Payroll Module and ensure your payroll is open and ready for use, then choose the
Customized Payroll command from the Reports - History submenu.
Fig. 12
The Year-End Menu
This opens the Customized Payroll Report dialog box that contains multiple tabs with various
options that you will use to setup and export your payroll data.
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The Report tab contains options for specifying the report's name, description and group
settings. You can also add and remove report definitions here. For this lesson you will be
adding a report definition that GrandMaster Suite will use to connect to the database you
created in the earlier lesson.
2.
Select the New button to open the Save Report dialog box, then enter a name and description
for your report definition.
Note: You may enter a different Data Source Name than the one shown in our example, but you
must ensure the name contains no spaces or special characters and is no more than 8 characters
in length.
Fig. 13
The Completed Name and Description
3.
Click OK to close the Save Report dialog box. This returns you to the Report tab where your
new definition is now displayed.
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Fig. 14
The New Report Definition
Now you must setup the connection information to your database file.
4.
Click on the Export tab then choose the Export to ODBC radio button located in the Export
Output section. This will activate the ODBC-related options in the tab.
5.
Enter the name of your data source into the ODBC DSN field. If you are following the lesson
outlined in the previous section, the DSN name will be gmsexport.
Note: The ODBC DSN entry must match the entry you defined previously in the ODBC Data
Source Administrator dialog box's Data Source Name field. If these entries do not match,
GrandMaster Suite will not be able to link the program to the database.
6.
Move to the ODBC Table field and enter name_address. This name will be applied to the
new worksheet that will be created as part of your MS Excel spreadsheet.
7.
Ensure that the Export Column Headers box has a check in its box (otherwise the export will
not function). This ensures that each column of data in your database is labeled for easy
reference. This completes the export settings.
Fig. 15
The Completed Export Output Section
The final step before the export process begins is to specify exactly which portions of data
you wish to export. For the purposes of this lesson, we will export the basic name and
address information for the employees in the current payroll.
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TO DEFINE THE DATA TO BE EXPORTED
1.
Click on the Export 1 tab then place a sequential number in each box in the first column,
beginning with the First Name field and ending with the Sex field. The result should be 9
fields, each with a unique number (1 through 9).
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The Completed Employee Data Fields
2.
Choose the Save Settings button to store the changes for later use. This enables you to return
to this dialog box in the future and quickly choose the settings by simply selecting the
corresponding report definition to which they belong (in this case, the ODBCEXP definition).
You are now ready to export the data to your Excel spreadsheet.
TO EXPORT THE DATA
1.
Choose the OK button at the bottom of the Customized Payroll Report dialog box. This
invokes the export process and the program displays a Function Progress Notification
message.
Soon after this, you will receive the Logon to the Database message. This allows you to enter
the user name and password that will provide access to a given database (if these items are
defined in the other application or in the settings for the ODBC driver).
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Fig. 17
The Database Logon Prompt
2.
We have not defined either of these items in this lesson so you click Logon to proceed.
The export process continues and once complete, you will receive a message that displays the
number of records exported, along with the DSN name and table that was used.
Fig. 18
The Completed Export Message
3.
Click OK to close the message box, thus completing the export process.
Now all that remains is to verify the exported data by viewing the updated spreadsheet.
TO VIEW THE UPDATED DATABASE
1.
Run Excel and open the database file you created earlier. If you are following this lesson, the
database file will be located in the folder where you installed GrandMaster Suite and will be
entitled gmsdata.xls.
When the file opens, you will notice a new worksheet entitled NAME_ADDRESS. This
corresponds to the Table Name you defined earlier when you setup the report definition in
GrandMaster Suite.
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Fig. 19
The Updated Data in the Spreadsheet
The top row of the worksheet shows the column headers as specified when you activated the
Export Column Headers checkbox earlier in the lesson.
The remaining columns show the general name and address data you specified earlier in the
Export 1 tab.
2.
Close MS Excel once you are completed viewing the data.
Creating a Database for Export Use
To use the example that will follow in this guide (Exporting the Financial Database), you will
first need to have a database in place (in this case, an Access database). This section of the guide
discusses how to create blank database for this purpose.
TO CREATE THE ACCESS DATABASE
1.
Run MS Access and choose the Blank Database option when the startup window appears.
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Choose the Blank Database Option from Microsoft Access
This open the File New Database dialog box where you must specify the name and location
where the new database will be stored.
2.
Navigate to the folder where you installed GrandMaster Suite and Create (save) the file as
gmsdata.mdb.
Fig. 21
Saving the database in the Gmsuite Folder
When you choose the Create button, the new database appears in a window entitled gmsdata.
3.
Close MS Access.
Now that you have successfully created the database, you ready to proceed to the next step
where you will define the ODBC driver that will interact with your new database.
Setting up the Access Driver
As mentioned in the previous lesson, your computer will probably already have the ODBC driver
that will be required for this following section. However, if the MS Access driver does not exist
on your computer, you will need to install it using the latest version of MDAC. Please refer to the
Installing MDAC section of this guide before proceeding.
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TO SET UP THE MS ACCESS ODBC DRIVER
1.
Choose the Start button - Settings - Control Panel option to open the Control Panel.
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The Control Panel
2.
Double click on the Data Sources (ODBC) icon. This opens the ODBC Data Source
Administrator dialog box.
Fig. 23
The ODBC Data Source Administrator Dialog Box.
3.
Select the System DSN tab. This will ensure that the data source you set up here will be
accessible by all users on your computer (regardless of their profile).
4.
Choose the Add button then select the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) from the list.
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Fig. 24
The MS Access Driver Selected
Note: If the MS Access driver does not exist on your computer, you will need to install it using the
latest version of MDAC. Please refer to the Installing MDAC section of this guide before
proceeding.
5.
Choose the Finish button. This opens the ODBC Microsoft Access Setup dialog box where
you must configure the driver settings.
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The ODBC Microsoft Access Setup Dialog Box
6.
Define the Data Source Name and Description as outlined below.
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• Data Source Name: gmsaccess
• Description: GrandMaster Suite to Access
Note: If you want to enter a different Data Source Name than the one listed in this example,
ensure that the name does not contain spaces.
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The Completed Dialog Box
7.
Choose the Select button then use the resulting dialog box to navigate to the location where
you saved the Access database (if you are following the lesson, you will have saved it to the
location where you installed GrandMaster Suite).
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The Location of the Saved Access Database
8.
Select the database, ensure that the Read Only option is not selected, then click OK to return
to the ODBC Microsoft Access Setup dialog box.
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Fig. 28
The Dialog Box With the Database Defined
9.
Click OK to close the remaining dialog boxes.
You are now ready to proceed to the next section where you will export data from
GrandMaster Suite your new the database file.
Exporting the Financial Database
This section of the guide will first discuss the setting up of your export profile followed by
instruction on how to perform the actual export process.
TO CREATE YOUR EXPORT PROFILE
1.
Open the Payroll Module and ensure your payroll is open and ready for use, then choose the
Export Financial Database command from the Payroll - Import/Export Functions
submenu.
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Fig. 29
The Import/Export Functions Submenu
This opens the Export Financial Database dialog box that contains multiple tabs with various
options that you will use to setup and export your payroll data.
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The Export Financial Database Dialog Box
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The Selection tab contains options for specifying the exported file's effective pay range,
journal entry type and distribution code information. For this lesson, the default pay range
will be used (thus no changes are required).
2.
Select the Export tab and choose the MS Access/Excel DB option from the drop-down list.
This instructs the program to use the settings that will create a link to an MS Access or MS
Excel database.
Now you must setup the connection information to your database file.
3.
Move to the Database Name field and enter gmsaccess. This name corresponds to the name
of the database you created in the earlier section of this lesson.
Note: If you used a different database name than the one suggested in this lesson, you must
ensure that the name used here matches the entry you defined previously in the ODBC Data
Source Administrator dialog box's Data Source Name field. If these entries do not match,
GrandMaster Suite will not be able to link the program to the database.
4.
Move to the Table Name field and enter financial. This name will be applied to the new table
that will be created as part of your database.
5.
Ensure that the following four options are active by placing a check in their respective boxes:
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Generate Export File
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Export Column Headers (required for the export process to function)
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MS Access/Excel DB
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4 Digit Year (optional, but recommended)
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The Completed Tab
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The final step before the export process begins is to specify exactly which portions of data
you wish to export. For the purposes of this lesson, we will export all of the assigned the GL
codes, their description and the common dollar/hour values.
TO DEFINE THE DATA TO BE EXPORTED
1.
Click on the Fields 1 tab then place the number 1 in the G/L (all) field and a number 2 in the
GL Description field.
Note: In our example, we chose the G/L (all) option to have all 8 segments exported to one data
field. If you require your GL segments to be exported to individual fields, then you should use the
individual G/L segment fields as required.
2.
Move to the Dollar and Hour Values section and fill in all of the fields with sequential
numbers starting from the number 3. The resulting tab should consist of 14 fields, each with a
unique number (1 through 14).
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The Completed Data Fields
3.
Choose the Save Settings button to store the changes for later use. This enables you to return
to this dialog box in the future and quickly choose the settings by simply selecting the
corresponding export format to which they belong (in this case, the MS Access/Excel format).
You are now ready to export the data to your MS Access database.
TO EXPORT THE DATA
1.
Choose the OK button at the bottom of the Export Financial Database dialog box. This
invokes the export process and the program displays a Function Progress Notification
message.
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Soon after this, you will receive the Logon to the Database message. This allows you to enter
the user name and password that will provide access to a given database (if these items are
defined in the other application or in the settings for the ODBC driver).
Error Message? If you receive a message entitled Errors Detected, please refer to the Frequently
Asked Questions section at the back of this guide for more information.
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The Database Logon Prompt
2.
We have not defined either of these items in this lesson so you click Logon to proceed.
The export process continues and once complete, you will receive a message that displays the
number of records exported, along with the DSN name and table that was used.
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The Completed Export Message
3.
Click OK to close the message box, thus completing the export process.
Now all that remains is to verify the exported data by viewing the updated database.
TO VIEW THE UPDATED DATABASE
1.
Run MS Access and open the database file you created earlier. If you are following this
lesson, the database file will be located in the folder where you installed GrandMaster Suite
and will be entitled gmsdata.mdb.
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Fig. 35
Open the Database in Microsoft Access
When the file opens, you will notice a new table entitled financial. This corresponds to the
Table Name you defined earlier in GrandMaster Suite.
Fig. 36
The Newly Created Table
2.
Select the table name then click the Open button. This opens a new window that displays the
final exported data.
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Fig. 37
The Exported Data in the Database
The top row shows the column headers as specified when you activated the Export Column
Headers checkbox earlier in the lesson.
The remaining columns show the GL numbers, description and dollar/hour amounts you
specified earlier in the Fields 1 tab.
3.
Close MS Access once you are completed viewing the data.
Updating the Database: If you need to perform the export process again, you must first ensure
that you have the file closed in MS Access before proceeding.
When is the Best Time to Set Up This Feature?
GrandMaster Suite is flexible and offers no restrictions on when you can setup and use the ODBC
export features. For example, if you already have a payroll with employees, you are free to begin
using the ODBC functions as required.
Note: If you are exporting a large amount of historical data or employee data for the first time, the
export process may take some time. Once you have exported a large amount of data for the first
time, subsequent exports will be much shorter in duration, assuming you perform them on a regular
basis.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I cannot locate a certain ODBC driver in my ODBC Administrator dialog box.
If a given MS ODBC driver does not exist on your computer, you will need to install it using the
latest version of MDAC. A copy of MDAC is provided on the GrandMaster Suite CD-ROM.
Some database programs (e.g. MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2) provide ODBC drivers of their own
and are not included with Microsoft's MDAC program. Contact your database program provider if
you require one of these drivers.
Can I change export settings once I have already completed the export process?
Yes. You may change the export settings as required and export the data as many times as you
need. Just remember to close the database file each time you perform the export procedure,
otherwise GrandMaster Suite will not be able to access the data.
Also, if you have an existing exported database table and subsequently decide to change the export
settings, we recommend you do not use the Append option to add this new data. Instead, you
should export the new data (along with the new settings) to a brand new database table (simply by
defining a new Table name).
What does the export process fail before completion?
There are a number of reasons that may cause the export process to be terminated before
completion. Listed here are some basic reasons.
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The database file is still open in the database program. Close the database file before
attempting to perform the export procedure from GrandMaster Suite.
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Appropriate database read/write privileges are not assigned to the person who is performing
the export procedure. Ensure that the user can read and write to the database file.
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The database file may be marked as Read Only. This setting can be verified (and deactivated
if required) via the ODBC Administrator dialog box in the Control Panel.
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The DSN name has not been defined correctly. Ensure that the DSN Name in the ODBC
Administrator dialog box exactly matches the name defined in GrandMaster's Export or
Output tabs.
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The ODBC Driver is not defined correctly in the ODBC Administrator dialog box. Reopen
the ODBC Administrator dialog box and ensure that the correct driver is defined along with
the appropriate settings.
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You may be trying to write the file to a location that is write protected. If you are writing to a
floppy drive or zip disk, verify that the write protect tab is open.
My exported database does not include all the data that it should.
There are a number of reasons that may cause the export procedure to not produce all of the
required data. Listed here are some basic reasons.
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None of your employees received pay for the current pay period. This may result in blank
records for the corresponding employees.
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You have not closed the pay period in GrandMaster Suite (for certain export types). For
example, the Financial Database export will not contain employee payroll data until you close
the pay for the first time.
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What if I forget my database password?
If you forget your database password, you will not be able to complete the export process (since
GrandMaster Suite requires the password for this procedure). Since GrandMaster Suite has no
control over the passwords you define in your database program, you may wish to keep a copy of
the password in a secure location.
Why do I receive an "Errors Detected" message when I export the Financial
Database?
If you receive this message it means that you have incomplete distribution table settings. You will
need to verify that the listed employees have a distribution assigned to them (perhaps the Default
distribution or one that you have created) and that the table has been defined with the appropriate
GL codes.
This message will not restrict you from completing the export process, but you may wish to
contact CanPay Technical Support for further instruction on how to remedy the issue.
Why do I see "Missing Ledger Code" in my exported database?
This occurs when the corresponding Distribution Table does not have a General Ledger code
assigned or the GL Code is not defined correctly. You should open the Distribution Tables dialog
box and ensure that the correct settings are assigned.
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