Registry Company Name (companyname)


To print your company/division name on the standard reports, a registry entry needs to be created using a key structured as shown below. You may customize the company name that appears on the report by branch and user if your firm includes more than one division or operating company. This registry entry is required for W2 reporting.

Testing Your Registry Entries
The system does not verify the validity of registry entries. Be sure to test your registry entries after completing them to verify that they are functioning correctly.

Setting Values are Uppercase-Lowercase Sensitive:
The Setting Value is case-sensitive: be sure that you enter the value exactly as specified in the documentation. If the documentation specifies a value of true, do NOT enter True or TRUE.


In more recent versions of the software, the ability to change this entry may be turned off for security reasons. If the system does not allow you to change this entry, contact your support representative.

Intercompany Users: 

In Version 9.1, if Intercompany processing is enabled then the W2 Employer Info will now come from the appropriate Company records, NOT the registries:


Company Address

CompanyFederal EIN

Important Fields:

To print the company name on reports, the Id must be formatted as follows:

companyname- -userid

If this entry is specific to a user, the branch must be specified if a user belongs to a branch. If branches are not implemented, two dashes (not separated by a space) must precede the user id.

Contents: My Company Name

Enter the company name (up to 40 characters) as you wish it to appear on reports. Do not include leading blanks: the software will providing centering as needed.

During program execution, the software makes up to 3 attempts to find a company name. For example, if user "joe" logs in as a member of branch "cleve", the system attempts to find a registry entry using this sequence:

Registry Id = companyname-cleve-joe If found, Registry Contents = company name 1; if not continue

Registry Id = companyname-cleve If found, Registry Contents = company name 2; if not continue

Registry Id = companyname If found, Registry Contents = company name 3; if not company name is blank

Notice that this sequence enables you to customize the company name that appears on the report by branch and user.

Comparison Against Database

This option enables you to prevent copies of your database (which may be running for training or testing purposes) from interfering with "live" operations. Implementing this option would help avoid confusion, since your company name would only appear on 'live data' reports. You may specify either or both:

Setting Key: eng Setting Value: enginename

where enginename is replaced by the engine name that your live data runs under.

Setting Key: dbn Setting Value: databasename

where databasename is replaced by the name of your live database. Do not include the .db extension in the databasename (dbn=mydata rather than dbn=mydata.db).