Sage 50 Data Parameter Is Incorrect – How to Fix it?

sage 50 data parameter is incorrect

Many users of Sage have reported that they have encountered the “incorrect parameter” error when they tried to open Outlook. Some of them have received the same error while opening the “contacts synchronization” feature in Sage 50 as well. If you are one of them, you are at the right place. In this blog, we will discuss things such as why this error occurs in the first place and how this issue can be resolved.

What are the possible causes of the Sage 50 Parameter incorrect error?

Some of the primary causes are as follows-

  • The Sage_SA_outlook.dll file may not have been registered properly. 
  • Sage 50 has issues in accessing your company profile
  • Your Sage 50 admin username and/or password is incorrect
  • Sage 50 is refusing to open the company

How to fix parameter incorrect error in Sage 50?

Here is how you can fix the error-

  • Go to the sync tool and enter your Sage 50 admin credentials (Username and Password) in the space provided.
  • Close the Sage Company for which you are facing the issue. Open it again and try a re-sync.
  • DLL registration:
  • Log in to windows as administrator
  • Go to the Windows start menu
  • Type CMD in the search box
  • The command window will appear on your screen
  • In the window, type Regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Sage 50 Accountant Edition 2013\Sage_SA_outlook.dll”

Please note: The path mentioned above is the default installation path of your Sage 50 Accounts. However, if you are using Windows 64-bit and sage 2013 premium, the path directory will be like-C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2013

  • After the DLL registration is complete, wait till the registration successful message is received
  • Close Outlook
  • Open it again and check if the issue persists

Hope the above discussion would help you in resolving this error. You just need to take some time and follow the steps sequentially. If you experience any difficulties in carrying out the above-mentioned steps, you may speak to our experts. We have experienced experts in our troubleshooting team, and we will be able to provide all the support and services required, whenever you contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the causes of sage 50 parameter is incorrect outlook error?

Some of the primary causes of the error are –

  • Sage 50 has issues in accessing your company profile
  • Your Sage 50 admin username and/or password is incorrect
  • The Sage_SA_outlook.dll file may not have been registered properly. 
  • Sage 50 is refusing to open the company

I am using Sage 50 Accounting. When I go to the ‘Order Delivery Details’ tab and try to enter a delivery address from the list of addresses, Sage does not allow me. I get an error message like” parameter incorrect”. What to do in this case?

You may follow the steps given below-

  1. Take a proper backup
  2. In the company where you are facing the issue, go to Help > About > Program Details 
  3. Note that path of the data directory
  4. Click OK
  5. Now navigate to File > Open > Open Demo Data
  6. Go to Help > About > Program Details 
  7. Note that path of the data directory
  8. Click OK
  9. Close Sage
  10. From My Computer, go to the data directory you just noted down in step 7
  11. Right-click on country.dta and click on Copy
  12. Navigate to the data directory you noted down in step 3, for live data
  13. Go to Edit > Paste
  14. Click Yes when asked to o0verwrite the existing file
  15. Repeat steps 10 to 13 while copying ctryidx.dta
  16. Launch Sage Accounts
  17. Run Check Data

What type of companies is Sage 50 more useful for?

Sage 50 is considered more useful for comparatively smaller companies. It is usually preferred by businesses that do not expect an influx of over 10 users at a particular point in time.

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