Debugging in the Dynamics GP 2015 Service Based Architecture


Alice Newsam - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Alice Newsam originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

As we move into the world of Service Based Architecture with Dynamics GP 2015, we wanted to highlight some debugging tools that will aid you as you create service procedures of your own.  Today you have various things available to you to debug integrations as they are created.  Among them are internal tools like the Dexterity script logs and the debugger or methods as simple as dropping the .set file on the runtime executable to ensure Dynamics still launches without error. There are numerous external tools at your fingertips as well such as SQL Profiler, Task Manager and Event Viewer.  While you will continue to find great value in these going forward when debugging things “inside” of the Dynamics GP environment we wanted to add tools for gathering information for all of the service events happening “outside” this environment and coming into the Dexterity Process.

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Quick Tip: Dexterity Ranges and how to update Fields that are part of the Key


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Last week, I had an interesting case where a Dexterity Developer was having trouble getting some code to update a range of records selected in a table. The code would only update the first record in the range.

 

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Dynamics GP Developer Insights: .NET Interop


Alice Newsam - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Alice Newsam originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Hello, my name is Alice Newsam and I am software engineer on the Dynamics GP team focusing on Dexterity and I have a question for you:

Have you ever thought to yourself while working in Dexterity “I know there’s a .NET class that does this. It would be handy to access that right about now.” or “If only I could increase the string size to hold that data.”?

Well read on because you’ll be excited to learn about a feature that the GP Development team is currently working on for the GP 2015 release: .NET Interop.

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Display Specific Line in Sales Order Processing


Patrick Roth - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Patrick Roth originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

This will be a 2-for-1 post today as the example given solves a frequently asked question and was used to solve a customer issue.

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Developing with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Named System Database


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 introduced another long sought after feature….
The Named System Database.

Instead of the System database being hardcoded to DYNAMICS, a different name can be selected when installing GP.

So what does that mean? Well, it means that more than one Dynamics GP system can reside on a single instance of SQL Server. Before when a second Dynamics GP system was needed, you would have to install a new instance of SQL Server. Now you can have multiple System Databases on a single server without needing additional instances of SQL Server.

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How to create Dexterity Cross Dictionary Lookups


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

As you may know, I was one of the pioneers of Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development and have posted about it a number of times (also see Can I customise a 3rd party form with Dexterity? and Understanding Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development).

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Quick Tip: Capturing the Save Event with Visual Studio Tools


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I recently responded to a community post which was asking how to ensure that all save events from the Item Maintenance window were captured using Visual Studio Tools. The aim was to make sure that the additional fields added to the window with Modifier were saved when the item data in the window was saved.

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Using a GP Web Service Extension in the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP


Chris Roehrich - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Chris Roehrich originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics provides a powerful integration platform that can be customized and extended with the CRM Connector SDK and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK tool sets.  The CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP page in PartnerSource has various downloads to get you started with the CRM Connector including the SDK download.   You can find the GP Web Services SDK download here.  Additionally, the Dynamics GP Web Services SDK page on MSDN contains the same reference information found in the download page and is available to those without accessing PartnerSource or CustomerSource and can be helpful for quick access.

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Quick Tip: Solving Dexterity Trigger Clashes


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

In a recent support case, I had the rare situation where Dexterity Triggers clashed.  Dexterity allows third party developers to create triggers against various events and scripts in a Dexterity application (like Microsoft Dynamics GP).

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Do not use the DEX_ROW_ID table column in your Customizations and Integrations


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Today, I responded on a post on the Partner Forum asking “Can the DEX_ROW_ID change for a record over time?“. In this case the partner had seen the values for DEX_ROW_ID change on the GL20000 (GL_YTD_TRX_OPEN) and GL30000 (GL_Account_TRX_HIST) tables. This caused problems for an integration to an external system that used the DEX_ROW_ID as a key field.

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Quick Tip: Passing Parameters to Background Processes in Dexterity


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

A couple months ago there was a post on the Partner Forum about Dexterity Oddities. One of the points raised in the post was about passing a text datatype parameter to a procedure called in the background and the fact that the contents of the text variable are lost. The same code called in the foreground works.

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Quick Tip: Updating Dexterity customizations to work with Security Tasks and Security Roles


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Another Quick Tip for Dexterity developers. This one discusses what changes need to be made to an integrating Dexterity application when upgrading from pre version 10.0 code to version 10.0 or GP 2010 to handle the changes in the security model.

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Quick Tip: Best Practice for Dexterity Version and Build Numbers


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

A common question that new Dexterity developers have is what should they use for the version and build numbers when creating a chunk dictionary for distribution. This post discusses how those numbers are used and what the best practice for setting their values is.

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Quick Tip: Creating Dexterity System Variables


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Hi everyone.

This is another Quick Tip post for Dexterity developers. Vaidy’s recent post: “Illegal Address Field” Error while accessing a Global, raised the issue and so I thought I would respond with an explanation.

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