Creating a training or “Play” directory will allow testing of new processes and functionality. This is an important procedure if large changes are planned to the dataset, for example: data loading new inventory items, trying a physical inventory count for the first time, making price changes for all product, adding tax areas to customers in a specific region, etc.
The first step is duplicating the existing production data. All users need to be logged out before the data copy is to begin.
Finally the Windward Software product will need to be linked to the new data.
The program files for System Five by default are located on your computer drive at C:\Windward\System5\bin while the training program files should be located in C:\Windward\System5\trainingbin . The folder paths are not strict as long as there are seperate folders for the production and training program files, therefore, it will be important to setup your desktop shortcuts properly to ensure you are logging into the correct System Five application (Production or Training). After the training data has been copied then a copy of the bin files will need to be created.
The following link will assist with locating the production data directory:
The following link demonstrates copying the data files and bin files: