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Customising CCH Central

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Using Configuration Keys

Each configuration key is defined with a key name, key value and an optional note. Keys provide information for other components of the system, or simply information for administrators relating the patches installed. The system administrator is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of existing keys and setting up new ones so that:

  • recorded information is structured correctly and is useful to the practice

  • linked applications launch and operate correctly


All fields on the Configuration window are free-text fields, which mean that you must ensure you spell all items correctly or they are not likely to work.

Configuration Key examples

Key Name

Key Value

Description of what it is or does



The font used for billing



The size of the font


Configuration keys directly impact the operation of the software. As a result, if there is any doubt as to what needs to be done, contact CCH Support.

Set up Configuration Key

  1. On the main menu, select File > Maintenance > Configuration.
    The Configuration opens listing default and/or existing key names, key values, and comments.

  2. To add to the listing, in the Key Name field enter the name of the configuration key.

  3. Enter the value for the configuration in the Key Value field.

  4. Enter identifying information in the Comment field.

  5. Click Buttom OK.PNG to close the Configuration tab.

  6. Log off and log back in to CCH Centra for the Configuration key to take effect.

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