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The Installation program loads the Tally.ini file in the Tally programs or applications directory. This is a CONFIGURATION SETTINGS file, which Tally refers to, for some basic settings when starting. The file content appears as shown:


1.The Data, Configuration and Language directories appear in the Tally.ini file as specified at the time of installation. However, you can change the respective directory paths by specifying it in the Tally.ini.
2.If you want to load a company automatically on starting Tally, enter the number in the line Load as per the information available in the data directory.
3.You can specify the name or path of the TCP(s) (Tally Compliant Product), if any, after the User TDL field.
4.You can set Color to NO, if you do not want to view the screens with the default colours of Tally.

Note: The lines in the Tally.ini file prefixed by two semi-colons indicate that those features are not enabled. The only way to override these defaults is removing the semi-colons in the Tally.ini.

Tally introduces three attributes to the .ini file.


OptimizeNetwork in Tally.ini

Setting OptimizeNetwork to No in Tally.ini reduces memory requirements and prevents the system from going into a virtual memory mode although it slows down the generation of reports.

However, for users with a large volume of data, it is advised to use more than 500 MB of free memory and set OptimizeNetwork to Yes. This increases load speed dramatically and generates reports faster.

The settings can be changed in accordance with client memory available.

By default, Optimize Network in Tally.ini is set to No.

LoadBuffering in Tally.ini

Certain types of data (such as, a large number of Batches, Godowns and Tracking numbers) very quickly exhaust the available memory, when information is cached during loading. Set LoadBuffering in the Tally.ini to No, to reduce this buffering, although it will result in a marked increase in network traffic.

For a lower volume of data (such as, a large number of masters and stock items, but a smaller number of batches, Godowns and Tracking numbers), it is advised to set LoadBuffering to Yes

By default, LoadBuffering in Tally.ini is set to Yes.

FlushFile in Tally.ini

For both Single and Multi users of Tally, it is practical

to set



No to facilitate Faster acceptance of Masters and Vouchers as well as a marked improvement in accessing network data.

However, this could be risky in places with frequent power problems and without Power Backups. In which case, it is advised to continue with the Tally.ini default setting FlushFile to Yes

By default, FlushFile in Tally.ini is set to Yes.