This is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.
The following VBA example adds the Sales Order Processing User Defined 3 field onto the Receivables Transaction Inquiry window.
When the window is opened the code will obtain the current user’s credentials and open an ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) connection to SQL Server. This connection is closed when the window is closed.
The connection object variable has been declared as public so that it can be used by the main window module to read the name of the prompt for the User Defined 3 field and also from the scrolling window (grid) module to populate the added local field with the data from the transactions using the Grid_BeforeLinePopulate() event.
Because the Document Type for Receivables and for Sales Order Processing have different values, you will see that the script in the scrolling window maps the abbreviations used in the window to the correct document numbers used in the SOP tables.
NOTE: The method of opening an ADO connection to SQL Server differs for each version. v8.00 uses the external RetrieveGlobals.dll, v9.00 use the external RetrieveGlobals9.dll and v10.00 uses the built-in UserInfoGet object. v10.00 will need at least Service Pack 1 to use this sample.
The Knowledge Base (KB) article below demonstrates the different methods:
Example code for v8.0, v9.0 & v10.0 is attached at the bottom of the article.
Please see the “Installation Instructions.txt” file in each version’s archive for more information.
This article was originally posted on the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog and has been reposted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.