#GPPT Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs promised, following on from the previous article: #Dexterity Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window, this article shows how you can achieve the automating of the Report Destination dialogs using GP Power Tools – Development Tools module, including the dialogs in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.

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In case you missed it: Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up!


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast month, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) held the first Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.

The Round Up consisted of nine one hour presentations spread over two days and was offered free to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community for both Partners and Customers.

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#Dexterity Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack in 2009, I posted about Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window. In that article I discussed that there is more than one version of the Report Destination dialog and that additional methods would be required to control the version that is in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.

This article gets into more detail showing how the control the different dialogs with Dexterity.

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#GPPT Why does Automatic Logout fail to work?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBuild 26 of GP Power Tools introduced a new Automatic Logout feature for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This functionality was further enhanced in Build 27 and again in the upcoming Build 28 release.

While there are other solutions which can log out inactive users, the implementation in GP Power Tools has many enhancements and features not available in other offerings.

However, there are also times when Automatic Logout has been reported not to work. Read on to understand what is happening….

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 Sneak Peek


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last few blog articles I have mentioned that I am working hard on development of the next release of GP Power Tools Build 28.

Here is sneak peek at some of the features coming in the next build. There are already a number of sites using beta releases of Build 28 in their live environments making sure that everything is working perfectly.

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The Changing Face of Modern Education


David Meego - Click for blog homepageYesterday afternoon, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a video meeting (using Microsoft Teams) for a presentation and Q & A session by an Australian University lecturer who has been using technology to improve the quality and engagement levels of his engineering courses.

Thanks to my Microsoft MVP Community Program Maanger, Shiva Ford, for organizing this session. While the topic of this article is education, just think how these concepts can be used to collaborate in the workplace as well.

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Solved: Visual Studio Tools Addins fail after importing packages


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been fairly quiet recently on the blog and forums as I have been concentrating on developing the next build of GP Power Tools. All I can say is that it is awesome and you will love it. I have a “Sneak Peak” article coming soon.

While working on the development and testing process, I had some unusual behaviour from my .Net Visual Studio Tools Addins and spent an entire day troubleshooting the issue so I could identify the cause and work out a solution. Read on for the gory details….

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You are invited to the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up!


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn May, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) will helping the GP Community to keep learning during this time of pandemic and working from home.

We are hosting a free virtual conference with two half days of presentations called the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.

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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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#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.

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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#GPPTSelfie A 2019 Highlight at #UserGroupSummit in Orlando


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been back home about a week since the Great Vic Bike Ride 2019, which was an amazing experience. I am planning on posting some additional blog articles with actual maps and elevation/speed graphs as well as photos and video footage from the 700km bike ride. Stay tuned…

In this article, as we approach the end of the year, I wanted to highlight one of the best moments of 2019: the User Group Summit in Orlando in October and especially the #GPPTSelfie Twitter competition that Winthrop Development Consultants ran during the conference.

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#MSDynGP Dexterity Login Dialog showing on Application Startup


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is an issue that I found back in April 2019 and reported to Microsoft. I added it to my list of articles to write up where it sat until today. Now that I have seen it happen “in the wild” and not just on my test system, I thought I better spend some time to get it documented.

The error occurs when launching Microsoft Dynamics GP and can happen on any version since about v8.0. When you launch GP it displays the Dexterity Login Dialog and if you don’t log in, it will generate a couple of error dialogs.

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