How to Globally Change Postage & Sundries in REST Professional

Overview

You would like to change all of the Postage and Sundries charges against the owners in REST to a different amount. This can be done manually against each owner or as a global change which can be applied to all owners.

All amounts entered should be GST exclusive.

This document will cover:

  • How to Change All Postage and Sundries to One Fixed Amount
  • How to Change Postage & Sundries Current Amount to New amount

How to Change All Postage & Sundries to One Fixed Amount

This option would be used if you needed to globally change all owners to one global amount.  An example of this would be if you have charged owners twice for postage and sundries and the following month you want to do the cheques/fees/splits step without charging the fee.

  1. Log all users out of REST Professional
  2. You will need to ensure you have a backup of your current data before making these changes. Rename your backup to be called before.postage.global.change.Dat.zip
  3. Print off Owner Detail Report which will give you the existing postage charges so that you can reinstate later.Go to Reports > Owner > Detail Report and Print-F12/Preview-F11
  4. Go to your Start Menu > Select All Programs
  5. Search for the folder called REST Professional and then click on REST Util.
  6. If you have more than one database you will need to select the database you wish to make the changes for
  7. Go to Database Changes > Postage and Sundry
  8. To change the amount of postage and sundries for all owners to one fixed amount, enter the new amount in New global postage amount i.e. all owners to become $0.00

    

  1. Click on Save – F12
  2. A prompt will appear that says “Are you sure you want to make these changes?” click OK
  3. You will then receive a message to advise you how many owners have been changed. This includes archived owners. Click OK
  4. Exit REST Util and log back into REST
  5. Go to Other > System Recovery and click OK-F12

NOTE: If you are changing this for the purpose to not charge your owners at end of month, once you have completed end of month you will need to go back into REST Util and enter the global amount as the original amount to reinstate the Postage and Sundries, so they will be charged the following month.  Use the Owner detail report previously printed off to reinstate.  If you have different fees for different owners, change the charge to the most commonly charged fee and then you will need to manually change any others that differ by going to Files > Owner > Taxes and Charges.

How to Change Postage & Sundries Current Amount to New Amount

This option may be used if you are required to change all owners on a specific amount to a new amount. i.e. the fee may be increased from $5.00 to $6.00.

  1. Log all users out of REST Professional
  2. You will need to ensure you have a backup of your current data before making these changes. Rename your backup to be called before.postage.global.change.Dat.zip
  3. Go to your Start Menu > Select All Programs
  4. Search for the folder called REST Professional and then click on REST Util.
  5. If you have more than one database you will need to select the database you wish to make the changes for
  6. Go to Database Changes > Postage and Sundry
  • Current amount of postage – Enter the amount you want to change the postage from
  • New amount of postage – Enter the amount you require the new amount to be

    

NOTE: In this example, Owners who do not have a current charge of $5.00 will not be changed.

  1. Click Save-F12
  2. A prompt will appear that says “Are you sure you want to make these changes?” click OK
  3. You will then receive a message advising how many owners have been changed. This includes archived owners. Click OK
  4. Exit REST Util and log back into REST
  5. Go to Other > System Recovery and click OK-F12

10/03/2016 10:09 am AEDT

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