Dex – Illegal address for field ‘System Database Name’ exception

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

Yesterday, I had a comment posted on the Updating Dexterity code for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 post asking about getting an illegal address error after upgrading code to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and launching into Test Mode.

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Developing for Multiple Dexterity Versions and a warning

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

I recently came across a situation recently that highlighted the importance of using the correct best practice when developing Dexterity applications for multiple versions at the same time.

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Identifying the cause when Microsoft Dynamics GP crashes with the Support Debugging Tool

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

A recent support case again highlighted how useful the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP can be. This time the customer was having an issue where Microsoft Dynamics GP was crashing while they were working in a specific window.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Utilities “Hanging” when Upgrading the Databases with Service Pack 3 or any Later Hotfix

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

Last month, Kelly Youells posted on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog about an issue which can cause Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Utilities to hang when updating to Service Pack 3 or later. The details of the issue are posted on the blog and also linked to the Dynamics GP 2010 Hot Topic:

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Home Page is dependent on Short File Names

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

I solved an interesting case yesterday and thought I would share the details with you.

The partner had installed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 on a new Terminal Server and everything was working except the Home Page was not being rendered correctly.

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Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.BusinessIntelligence.Homepage.dll’

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

When you start working with Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, you might notice an error when attempting to use the Dexterity Test Mode from the Dexterity Integrated Development Enviroment (IDE).

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Running Dynamics GP 2010, AX 2012, and SL 2011 on the same machine

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

I ran across an issue a while back that a developer was running into after installing Dynamics SL 2011 on a machine with Dynamics GP 2010 (and Dynamics GP 10).  Then in the next few days we had two more cases of the same issue (and again here, here, and here).  But I’m getting ahead of myself in that we didn’t notice that was a common thread until the third case.

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SQL Error: Maximum stored procedure, function, trigger, or view nesting level exceeded (limit 32)

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

Today, I resolved a very interesting case. We had a customer who had just upgraded from an early build of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (11.0) and after the upgrade they were unable to save from the Customer Maintenance window.

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Cross Linked Companies, Pathnames and Everything

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

A long time ago, in an ERP system far far away, data was stored in tables which in turn were stored as files in folders.

Yes, before Great Plains Dynamics became Great Plains Dynamics C/S+ for SQL (version 3.15/3.17), we had to specify pathnames to dictate where the Ctree or Btrieve files for each series (Financial, Sales, Purchasing, Company, System, etc.) and for each product / dictionary would be located. There was also a location translation system which allowed the paths to be mapped when a workstation required a different drive letter or machine name to access the data.

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Quick Tip: Dexterity SQL error invalid cursor state

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

In a recent case of mine, the ISV was running into a common issue that I’ve run into before more than a few times.  Actually something I’ve done a few times myself.

The ISV was attempting to use pass through sanScript to populate a SQL temp table.

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Purchase Order Returns Modification

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

This post is a public service announcement for those customers and partners using the free customization from Microsoft, Purchase Order Returns Modification (Product ID: 4159) for Microsoft Dynamics GP versions 9.0 and 10.0.

Note: The functionality of this customization has been incorporated into the core Dynamics.dic dictionary for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and so is no longer required.

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Language settings for Windows client must match SQL Server Language

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

A few weeks ago, I had a very interesting case with a Middle East customer based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The customer had reported that when the modified Computer Check Report was printed from one particular work station, it was blank. The same modified report printed fine on other workstations.

We managed to resolve this issue after a couple of fairly long screen sharing sessions. I thought that you might find the process we went through and the final solution interesting.

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Analytical Accounting Security Tasks and Security Roles issue

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

While working on a case recently with a colleague we noticed that a user received a security privileges error for some windows which were part of Analytical Accounting.

We used the Support Debugging Tool’s Security Information window to have a look at what was happening and found that there were Security Tasks and Security Roles set up for Analytical Accounting, but due to some data issues they were not working properly.

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Quick Tip: Why does Microsoft Dynamics GP show as Not Responding

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

I am wondering if Joseph Tews is a mind reader, or if he can somehow see my draft blog posts before they are published.  Joking aside, it turns out that the same day he posted about Symantec Endpoint Protection, he also posted about this topic that I was planning to post about. Unless he has a super power, then I will have to believe that these issues are faced by enough people to warrant multiple blog posts.

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Quick Tip: Dynamics fails to launch on system with Symantec Endpoint Protection installed

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

I recently had a case where the customer was able to install the Microsoft Dynamics GP client on a machine, but when they clicked on the shortcut nothing happened. Even dragging the DYNAMICS.SET launch file onto the DYNAMICS.EXE application did nothing. In fact, any thing that involved getting the Dexterity Runtime Engine DYNAMICS.EXE to launch failed.

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