Developers: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 moves the Vendor and Customer Combiner & Modifier into core code


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

I had a case today where a developer was having issues when using the Customer Combiner. This functionality was part of PSTL (Professional Services Tools Library) and as of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 is now part of core code.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 New Feature Videos


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

A while ago, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 was released. This Service Pack contained a number of new features as well as the usual fixes for issues.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP support team have released a series of articles and videos demonstrating and explaining these new features.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 fixes Named Printers and Page Orientation settings not being honoured


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

As mentioned in my post, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Printer Selection, Named Printers, Page Orientation and the System Print Dialog, there was an issue where the feature to allow the printer destination to be changed after the report had been printed to screen did not honour printer setting changes made by Named Printers or the page orientation setting from report writer.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SmartList Export to Excel shows currency values with 5 decimal places


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

This topic has been in my drafts list for ages after it was mentioned in this partner forum thread: Decimal places in GP2013 – SmartList to Excel. However, I did not want to write it up until I could offer some solutions for it at the same time.

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Date Function Errors from SmartList Account Transactions fixed in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2


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

A little while ago I spent some time in a long screen sharing session to identify the cause of some really unusual errors being generated from SmartList Account Transactions favourite in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1. This issue has now been fixed for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2.

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Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Series


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

My friend, Mariano Gomez aka The Dynamics GP Blogster, has been busy writing a fantastic series of articles about troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client.

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Handling Australian GST Requirements for Payables Transactions in eConnect


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

As part of the handling of Australian Good and Services Tax (GST), Microsoft Dynamics GP needs to be able to track if a Tax Invoice has been received for payables transactions.

This is important as a company must have a Tax Invoice for a purchase before they are allowed to claim the Input Tax Credit for that purchase. The Input Tax Credits are balanced against the tax they have collected from sales and only the balance is due to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Printer Selection, Named Printers, Page Orientation and the System Print Dialog


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 added a long awaited feature, the ability to change the printer selection for a report after it has printed to the screen output.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 updates ABN Lookup Feature


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

Back in June 2011, we reported that an Australian Business Register update breaks ABN Lookup Feature. Within a couple of weeks, the Australian Business Register (ABR) team did add a URL direction which allowed the ABN (Australian Business Number) Lookup via a web browser to continue working.

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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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The Dynamics GP Blogster and The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client


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

My good friend, Mariano Gomez (The Dynamics GP Blogster) has been exploring the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client and has posted two series of articles.

Have a read of the articles, I am sure you will find them interesting.

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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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Updating Dexterity code for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013


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

Today we are going to cover some of the changes you will need to make to your Dexterity code to just bring forward your code to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. This will not leverage any of the new functionality or features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, but will at least get your Dexterity code running.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Standalone Deployment


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

My name is Jason Lech and I am an Escalation Engineer for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product. I have been a functional and technical consultant as well as being in a support role. Though I try to stay up on all facets of the application, my areas of expertise are in the web applications and technologies around Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Using the Named System Database Feature for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013


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

After visiting with a group of Partners who attended the Technical Airlift this past week in Fargo, it became clear that the design intent behind the Named System Database feature and the perception of how it could be used in the field were not on the same page. With that, I decided that we really need to clear this misconception up and walk though the details of what the Named System Database feature can and can’t do for you.

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Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Infrastructure Overview


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

With the newly announced release of Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Beta to all partners, what better time to begin talking about the Dynamics GP Web Client since there is HUGE excitement around this feature.  With the “BUZZ” floating around the Fargo campus this week, now is the time to start sharing the foundation of what GP Web Client really is, what are those required and deployed components and how does this product actually function. Over the next few posts, I will be covering these dependencies attempting to get you to started thinking about the GP Web Client as much as you think about Dynamics GP today. We all realize that in order to have a successful deployments, the single most important component in any deployment is the pre-planning and coordination effort. We want to help you in that planning and coordination and will do the best we can through documentation and videos. With that said, everyone’s focus right now is getting the GP Web Client up running in your environment and begin understanding the requirements so you can position and sell it to our customers.

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