Introduction

Credit Hound synchronises data from the connected accounting system to its own tables. Data like transactions, accounts, contacts and so forth. For accounting systems that hold large amounts of data, 5000+ accounts with 50,000+ transactions, synchronisation can take a while. To reduce the downtime of Credit Hound, when installing the software, an executable named Credit Hound Data Synchroniser is placed in the installation directory. When used in conjunction with Windows Task Scheduler, automatic syncing can be setup to run out-of-work hours.

Versions Applicable

  • Credit Hound 4
  • Credit Hound 5
  • Credit Hound 6

Resolution

Open Run and search for taskschd.msc. This will open the Task Scheduler MMC snap in

In the left hand pane, click on Create Task

General

Name your task and give it a description (optional)

Specify the user to run the automated sync process and configure the task to best suit your environment (i.e. Run whether the user is logged in or not)

Triggers

Click New

Begin the task On a schedule

Configure the task to run on a recurring basis depending on your needs. A typical setup looks at running it daily

Configure the remaining options to best suit your environment

Actions

Click New

Select the action Start a Program

Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Draycir\Credit Hound and select the Credit Hound Data Synchroniser.exe

Conditions

The conditions' tab doesn't need any settings configured for the typical setup

Allow the task to be run on demand

Settings

Allow the task to be run on demand

Synchronisation Type

The data synchroniser can be configured to run either a Full Synchronisation or an Optimised Synchronisation by editing the following registry setting:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Draycir\Credit Hound\Data Synchroniser]
"Synchronisation Type"=dword:00000001


A value of 00000001 is Full, a value of 00000002 is Optimised.