This issue is related to improper Implementation. When AbacusLaw is installed on an APC server, it creates the bolink.ini automatically as shown below (this has been hard-coded into the AbacusLaw installer by our Development team):
Notice how the paths are pointed to locations on their APC server. Take note of the item SavedBillsPath – it points to the X: drive. This is the correct syntax as the AbacusLaw system will put the PDFs into the Bills\Data01 sub-folders automatically.
This is what the bolink.ini looks like when it is moved from a client’s old server and overwrites the one on the APC server:
Notice that it points to local drive letters that do not exist on APC, and is also missing the SavedBillsPath. When SavedBillsPath is missing from the bolink.ini file, the system will automatically put the PDFs in the main AbacusLaw directory, which on APC is Z:\Abacus. This is the problem.
To fix this:
- Navigate to the folder that has the bolink.ini (in the case of APC, Z:\Abacus\V23\Data01\Accounting)
- Put the correct paths in and add the line ‘SavedBillsPath=X:\Abacus\’
- Merge the files that were put in the incorrect place with the files in the correct place. In this example, PDFs were put in the Z: drive but were linked to the X: drive, so you will need to move the files from Z:\Abacus\Bills\Data01 to X:\Abacus\Bills\Data01.
- Have client verify they can open a saved bill that they could not before.