Hiding The Fabrikam Demo Company Date Warning

When doing sales demos or testing I tend to use the Microsoft supplied demo database to save time on rolling my own.

One annoyance in it is the warning message that is displayed when logging into Fabrikam;

Microsoft Dynamics GP - You have chosen to use the sample company, which provides data that you can use to practice procedures or learn nore about the product. When you use this sample company, the date is automatically set to April 12, 2017.

As David Musgrave explained, back in 2008 (my doesn’t time fly), simply add the following to the [General] section in the Dex.ini file (%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Dynamics\GP2010\Data);


Save the changed file away, restart GP and when you log into Fabrikam; no message.

Ian Grieve

About Ian Grieve

Ian is a Microsoft Dynamics GP certified consultant specialising in the delivery of Microsoft Dynamics GP projects and currently working for Perfect Image Ltd., a Microsoft Partner and VAR in the North East of England. Ian has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003 and, over the nine years since, has dealt with all aspects of the product life-cycle from presales, to implementation, to technical and functional training, to post go-live support and subsequent upgrades and process reviews. In his spare time, Ian runs the azurecurve | Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant blog dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP and related products.
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3 comments on “Hiding The Fabrikam Demo Company Date Warning

  1. Pingback: Hiding The Fabrikam Demo Company Date Warning | Interesting Findings & Knowledge Sharing

  2. Hey Ian

    The Support Debugging Tool also has this option in the Dex.ini Settings window.


  3. Hi David,

    I didn’t know that; I really need to explore more of the functionality of your Support Debugging Tool.


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