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How to Access Data from Previous Years

Article ID
7287
Article Name
How to Access Data from Previous Years
Created Date
30th October 2017
Product
IRIS GP Payroll
Problem

How to Access Data from Previous Years

Resolution

When you perform a Year-End in GP Payroll the system automatically creates a back up of the data. This payroll data is stored in a sub-folder eg. 2012Payroll for the 12/13 tax year.

To access previous years payroll data click Setup/Options > 15 – Previous Years’ Payrolls.


When you select a year and click OK you will get one of two messages pop up.

If there is no copy of the payroll folder for that tax year you will see:

You are attempting to enter the xxxx-xxxx payroll but the is no copy of this payroll on your hard disc

To access previous years payroll without a CD please follow the instructions here.

This will take you through installing the missing tax year information. (This will not affect your current year data.)

Once completed, log back into GP Payroll and go to Setup/Options > 15 – Previous Years’ Payrolls.

When you select the tax year, this time, it will load into a blank payroll system for the correct tax year. At this point, you need to restore a year end backup to restore your employee details.

If the payroll folder for that year is already present you will see:

You are about to enter the xxxx-xxxx payroll.

Click OK

You will be prompted for the password.

NOTE: this is the password as it was set for that tax year. If you do not know this password, please email or fax support for a break-in password.

You may see a message saying your licence has expired; you do not need to worry about this. You will be able to view/print reports for the tax year without complaint.

Once you log in the background should show the year in large red font.

NOTE: Some restricted user permissions can cause this to show the wrong tax year, check the payslips in view output to confirm this is the correct years’ information.


NOTE: To get back to the current year, exit the program and reopen. DO NOT restore a current year back up.

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