So, I thought I would write an article that explains the problem and the solution and hopefully, it will show up when someone does a search when they have this issue.
The next installment of DynamicsCon conference is scheduled for 20th to 23rd September 2021. The session submission period is over and now we enter the session voting period until 28th July.
During this voting period all registered attendees have 12 votes to apply to sessions as they wish, then the votes will be tallied and the final session lists published. See this explanation for more details of the process.
Over the last few weeks I have been chatting with Terry Heley on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support team. She was been working really hard on getting the Lifecycle information for Microsoft Dynamics GP updated to reflect Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the Dynamics GP product.
Regardless of of the sales hype and disinformation you might hear from other sources who want to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt), Microsoft Dynamics GP is not going away any time soon and the product lifecycle information has been updated to show this.
The recent Build 28.8 hotfix of GP Power Tools incorporated some Developer Tools module changes to enable so very cool customization options for updating reports based on temporary tables. The big feature enhancement is the ability to store a Table Reference as a Memory parameter.
References in Dexterity are like pointers to a particular resource, so the Table Reference allows access to the particular instance table buffer without needing to pass the table as a parameter to a script.
I received an email from a user who wanted to use GP Power Tools to replace some VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code using GP Power Tools. They wanted to update a SOP (Sales Order Processing) Sales Transaction Entry User Defined Field based automatically but the code they had developed was not working.
While the issue has been logged with Microsoft Support, the fix will not be available for a while, so I was asked how easy would it be to force the window to only work exclusively for a single user at a time using GP Power Tools.
The answer…. very easy …. initially.
This article completes the creation of a GP Power Tools customization to prevent POP Receivings from updating the Originating Invoice Cost field on the Item Vendors Maintenance window.
Please make sure you have read the previous articles before continuing:
In the previous articles we used GP Power Tools to identify the table and field we want to work with as well as the script responsible for making the change to the field during the receivings posting process and then used triggers to restore the previous value of the field when posting receivings transactions.
This article continues the creation of a GP Power Tools customization to prevent POP Receivings from updating the Originating Invoice Cost field on the Item Vendors Maintenance window.
Please make sure you have read the previous article before continuing:
In the previous article we used GP Power Tools to identify the table and field we want to work with as well as the script responsible for making the change to the field during the receivings posting process.
I was recently working with a GP Power Tools customer who wanted to solve an issue with how the Purchase Order Processing (POP) module on their Microsoft Dynamics GP system functions.
They have international suppliers who specify the cost for their inventory items on a regular basis by sending through a price list document. Due to long lead times and shipping delays caused by the pandemic, cost pricing might change while the items are still in transit.
The issue is that when receiving a purchase order, the Originating Invoice Cost field on the Item Vendors Maintenance window is updated from the last received transaction, overwriting the current cost price provided by the supplier. The result is that subsequent purchase orders created have the incorrect cost value from the receivings transaction instead of from the supplier’s price list.
It was fun taking part in the conference and I really appreciated the opportunity to present for you. Thank you to the GP Community for voting for a session on GP Power Tools at the conference.
The DynamicsCon 2021 Virtual Conference starts today (it is already Tuesday for me in Perth, Australia). The free three day conference runs from Tuesday 16th March to Thursday 18th March 2021 (USEST).
Make sure you are registered for the conference and also planning to attend my “Leveraging GP Power Tools as a Consultant” session on Thursday 18th March at 11:00 am (USEST).
Over the last week, there has been a Microsoft security update released via Windows Update which is causing graphics on Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Writer reports to show as black boxes.
The Microsoft Dynamics GP support team is aware of the issue and is working to find a resolution. The current work around is to roll back the Windows Updates that caused the issue and pause updates to prevent them from being installed again.
[Edit] 20-Mar-2021: The Windows team have released a fix for this issue, it look’s like it needs to be installed manually. Please see the updates on both the articles from the Dynamics GP Support team and from Beat Bucher (links below).
The customization was created using GP Power Tools‘ Developer Tools module, but similar code could have been created using Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools or even VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).
The issue was originally identified because GP Power Tools‘ Product Version Validation feature started reporting a dictionary version mismatch for a couple of Dexterity customization dictionaries. What made it really weird was that it only happened for the test windows’ user and and not for his administrator user account.
Voting for the session submissions for the DynamicsCon virtual Conference closes om Friday 22nd January 2021 at 11:59 PM (US EST).
Please register for the conference and cast your 18 votes against the sessions you want to see presented. Not that I am biased, but please consider voting for some (or all) of the sessions I submitted.
Submissions for proposed sessions has already closed and we are now in the voting phase where the community needs to vote for the sessions they would like to see in the final lineup.
One of the really useful features of the Database Tools module of GP Power Tools is the ability to send Password Reset Emails to users when their passwords are reset.
These emails can be sent when updating the password manually via the User Setup window or automatically when using the Database Validation or SQL Login Maintenance windows of GP Power Tools.
Note: Build 28.3 or later is required for the functionality discussed in this article to work.
If you want to have a standard templates when adding Customer IDs and Vendor IDs, these two samples will provide that functionality with just a few triggers using the GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module.
In recent times many Microsoft Dynamics GP sites have been having issues with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). Especially with Microsoft Office Updates breaking functionality and incompatibilities with later Windows Server releases.
So you have GP Power Tools installed on your system, how do you make sure that you are getting the most out of your subscription?
Firstly, make sure that GP Power Tools (GPPT) is installed on all workstations and servers. Everywhere the Microsoft Dynamics GP application is installed should have GP Power Tools installed.
Secondly, make sure you are running the latest build of GP Power Tools. Each build is released for the last five versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and adds lots of new features, enhancements and fixes. Stay current to ensure you get what your subscription entitles you to. See this article for rolling out or updating GP Power Tools.