#GPPT GP Power Tools build 24 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce the release of GP Power Tools (GPPT) Build 24 for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This build incorporates changes to the underlying Registration and Update Check systems required for the transition in distribution channel to Winthrop Development Consultants. It also includes numerous enhancements and a few bug fixes.

This build needs to be installed on all workstations at all customer sites before their current subscriptions expire to ensure a smooth change over of registration systems. Install over the top of the existing build, no need to uninstall.

Build 24 of GP Power Tools is available for the following Microsoft Dynamics GP versions:

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (v11.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2 (v12.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and GP 2015 R2 (v14.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and GP 2016 R2 (v16.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 (v18.0)

Updated Registration System

The registration system has been updated so that it will automatically swap over from Mekorma’s registration server to Winthrop’s registration server when keys are requested on or after 01-Jul-2018. Winthrop’s registration server allows the system administrator for the customer site to make sure that their contact details are correct. Please note that the email address in the contact details must be a unique, valid email for the customer (and not a partner email address) as it is used to link the customer to their subscriptions.

The registration system is now shown on the right hand side of the Registration window and will change from Mekorma to Winthrop’s QLM (Quick License Manager from Soraco) system when keys are requested or for new installations after 01-Jul-2018.

New features for the Winthrop registration system with this build include:

  • Support for GDPR Privacy legislation and tracking of Privacy Policy consent. Consent is required to be able to register the software as we need contact details to create the registration records.
  • Support for Proxy Servers. If a connection to the internet requires a proxy server, those settings can be entered into the registration system.
  • Improved support for Offline registration for systems which cannot be connected to the internet.
  • Support for Sub Sites for hosting partners using a SPLA license with Microsoft where a single set of Microsoft Dynamics GP registration keys is used by multiple customers.

Updated Automatic Update Check System

The Automatic Update Check system (available from the Options menu on the About window) has been updated to add the following features:

  • The ability to skip a version by selecting not to be notified again for the current update.
  • There is now a link to the version history documentation so you can see what changes have been made in the new and previous builds.
  • The download link now goes directly to the appropriate download page and section instead of going to the portal site.

Other Enhancements

There have been many fixes and enhancements since the release of build 23 in November 2017, some of these have been released as hotfixes already. Below is a list of the highlights:

System Features Module:

  • Added Window Position Memory feature to Screen Output window from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Writer.
  • Added check of users display preferences to ensure that required fields can actually be seen if Show Required Fields is enabled.
  • Fixed Microsoft Dynamics GP bug which stopped Remember User on login from working when user level Dex.ini setting files are enabled.
  • Added Play Fast … option to the Macro menu which allows macros to be executed approximately three times faster than normal.

Administrator Tools Module:

  • Added Static Values expansion window to the Resource Information window to show Static values stored in the dictionary.
  • Updated workflow windows to allow SUPERUSER to temporarily have POWERUSER access.
  • Options to hide Table Groups from Dictionary Table views on Resource Information’s Table Explorer window and Deny Based Security’s Enhanced Security window.
  • Updated Company Login Filter to allow the display of the Database Name on the company selection drop down list and changing of the sort order of the companies in the drop down list.
  • Added option to Company Login Filter to allow automatic selection of a company if only one company is available.

Developer Tools Module:

  • Updated Project Setup window to add a list of Triggers, Scripts and Parameter Lists associated with the project. Double clicking on a item in the lists opens that item in the appropriate editor window.
  • Updated Project Setup, Logging Control and Trigger Status windows to allow for the starting and stopping of all triggers associated with a specified project.
  • Added Helper Functions to allow Project triggers to be started and stopped programmatically.
  • Added over 20 new Helper Functions to allow for manual and automatic substitution of parameters in scripts executed using Helper Functions.
  • Added Generate Dexterity pass through sanScript option to the Trigger Setup window. It will generate both the trigger registration script and the trigger handler script.
  • Added MBS_Debug_Break Dex.ini setting to force the Dexterity Script Debugger to open on starting the application.
  • Added a Script Debugger Dictionary Context window to allow the Dictionary context for the Dexterity Script Debugger to be changed without changing Dex.ini settings or restarting the application.
  • Added linking for Script Debugger Dictionary Context to Resource Information and Runtime Execute Setup windows.
  • Added Save and Continue options to Script, Trigger and Parameter List setup windows to allow saving without clearing the current record. Handy when saving before executing code.

Database Tools Module:

  • Enhancements to Database Validation to log failures to perform various actions and continue rather than aborting further processing.
  • User Interface change to enable the Password Policy option when using a manual password without having to enter the password first.

For a detailed change log, look at the GPPTools.txt file which is also installed with GP Power Tools into the Microsoft Dynamics GP application folder.

More Information

For more information and download links, please see the GP Power Tools Portal page:

Please post comments and feedback.


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