Dynamics.Application Object not available on Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis article comes about because we have identified a feature of GP Power Tools that does not work as expected on the Web Client. GP Power Tools has the ability to run scripts and register triggers against Modifier added fields and Modal Dialogs. These features uses the Dynamics.Application object and in particular a suite of functionality historically known as “Continuum”.

We can now confirm that the Dynamics.Application object is not available at all when running Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Web Client and so any functionality reliant on this object will fail to work.

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#GPPT Disabling Manual Entry of SOP Number Field

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently on the GPUG Open Forum, Jeff Roe asked if it was possible to disable manual entry by users into the SOP Number field on the Sales Transaction Entry (SOP_Entry) window.

I suggested using GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module to create a quick trigger to lock or disable the field. As Jeff is already a GP Power Tools user and has the Developer Tools module registered, I created the required code and posted it on the forum thread. Here is a slightly more detailed version of the forum response.

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#GPPT Reporting for Minnesota’s Wage Theft Law

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis article is comes about thanks to my friend, Melissa Brown, who approached me for a solution to a reporting requirement she had for a customer due to new legislation brought in by the US state of Minnesota.

The requirement was not possible to solve with the Dynamics Report Writer alone as it involved an array in a table which prevented a static relationship from working to retrieve the data needed.

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#GPPT Dexterity Samples for Datatype Conversions

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe previous article: #GPPT Parsing Returned SQL Data into Rows and Columns had some examples of how to convert string representations of various datatypes back to their native datatypes.

With GP Power Tools, it is a common technique to store additional data in the DUOS (Dynamic User Object Store) table (SY90000). However, the DUOS uses a 132 character string field to store the data and so datatype conversions in both directions will be needed.

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#GPPT Parsing Returned SQL Data into Rows and Columns

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWhen writing customizations using GP Power Tools as your development tool, there may be times where you need to return a SQL query as a data set to your Trigger Setup script or Runtime Execute Setup script.

It is possible to display a data set to the end user in a SQL Results window using the MBS_SQL_Results helper function. If you have “Goto” actions defined, the MBS_SQL_Results_Goto helper function will display the data and enable the SQL Goto functionality.

But what if we don’t want the data displayed to the user and just need to use the data in your code.

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#GPPT Unknown Identifier Error when working against Modified windows

David Meego - Click for blog homepageDexterity is the native language of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It is an amazing development environment that is still the best and most powerful tool to integrate with the Dynamics GP User Interface. While Dexterity was originally developed in the late 1980’s, it has been continuously developed and extended with more and more features and functionality which allow it to handle everything needed for modern business applications AND still be completely backwards compatible to its original release.

However, Dexterity does have some limitations: It is a little bit more complex if you need to integrate with other third party dictionaries and it cannot work with modified windows. GP Power Tools extends Dexterity’s scripting capabilities to make it possible to easily work with multiple dictionaries and with modified windows.

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#BPST Getting Service Based Architecture (SBA) working

David Meego - Click for blog homepageKarsten Johnson from the Microsoft Dynamics GP support and services team has published a fantastic blog article all about Installing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Based Architecture (SBA).

Winthrop Development Consultants’ product Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) allows posting as well as retrieving, creating, editing and deleting of transaction batches with REST based web service calls using Service Base Architecture.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Video Demonstration

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the eighth and final article in the series of articles that explains in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will put everything in the previous articles together in a video demonstration of the steps.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Publishing the project

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the seventh article in the series of articles that explain in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will adjust security and GP Power Tools settings to publish the customization to all users.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Modifying the report

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the sixth article in the series of articles that explain in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will use Report Writer to modify the Detailed Item List report to add a calculated field which in turn calls the custom RW Function created in the previous article.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Creating the RW function

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the fifth article in the series of articles that explain in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will use GP Power Tools to create a custom Report Writer (RW) function which will allow our custom URL field to be easily added to reports in the Report Writer.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Using the data

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the fourth article in the series of articles that explain in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will use GP Power Tools to add the business logic to make the URL field work. We will make the hidden button open the URL in a browser window and add http:// at the beginning of the URL field if it is not added by the user.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Saving the data

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the third article in the series of articles that explains in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will use GP Power Tools to add the business logic to save the data from the newly added custom field on the Item Maintenance window.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Modifying the window

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to the second article in the series of articles that explains in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic.

The series should be read in order starting with the introduction article:

In this article we will use Modifier to add the custom field to the Item Maintenance window.

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#GPPT Beginner’s Guide to Adding Custom Fields – Introduction

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWelcome to a series of articles that explains in detail the steps to add a user defined custom field to a window using Modifier, Report Writer and GP Power Tools to add the business logic. The example project will only need six scripts and no external development tools will be required.

The aim of this series is to work through each of the parts of the process and explain with step by step instructions how it works and why various settings are used. The final article also includes a step by step video.

It would be possible to just show the final result, but I want this series to serve as a guide for creating similar customizations in your own system. That said I will provide the final customization files at the end of the series.

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#UserGroupSummit Winthrop Development Consultants at User Summit Orlando 2019

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn one week from today, I will be getting on the first of three flights and heading back to the USA (after the recent GP Technical Conference in Fargo) for the User Group Summit North America 2019 Conference being held on October 15-18, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Orlando, Florida, USA.

My wife, Jennifer, will be coming with me to help with running our booth at the Expo Hall. Please come see us at Booth 222. Read on for more information on the two training classes and three sessions I am presenting.

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#GPPT Replacing VBA with GP Power Tools – Developer Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs a follow on to the recent post : #GPPT Why every GP site needs GP Power Tools – Developer Tools, this article explains the benefits of replacing your VBA (Visual Studio for Applications) and VSTools (Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP) customizations with GP Power Tools.

It has been prompted by the issues seen because the redistributable version of VBA that is packaged with Microsoft Dynamics GP has reached end-of-life as explained in the following article from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support and Services team:

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#UserGroupSummit Winthrop Development Consultants at Summit Australia 2019

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe are closing in on the start of the User Group Summit Australia in Melbourne with only 50 days to go before the conference, which runs between Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd August 2019. There is also a pre-conference Partner only day on Tuesday the 20th August 2019.

I am really looking forward to this conference as it is the first time there has been a User Group event in Australia and the first time for many years that there has been any event for Microsoft Dynamics GP partners and customers.

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#UserGroupSummit Summit Australia Session Schedule now available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageJust in case you missed it.

The Dynamic Communities team have published the session schedule for the Summit Australia for Microsoft Business Applications 2019 conference being held in Melbourne on 21-23 August 2019.

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#UserGroupWT User Group World Tour 2019 – Johannesburg

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello from Johannesburg.

Yesterday was the final day of the User Group World Tour 2019 conference in Johannesburg. It was a fantastic two days jammed packed with lots of sessions and plenty of “advanced networking opportunities” *.

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