Developing for Dynamics GP

by David Musgrave (Perth, WA, Australia) and the Microsoft Dynamics GP Developer Support Team (Fargo, ND, USA)

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  • Blog Post: Import and Export for Office in GP 2013

    A customer ran across an interesting issue with Excel Based Budgeting after they upgraded to GP 2013. They had been using Excel Based Budgeting in GP 2010 successfully - mostly to import/update existing budgets based on their existing spreadsheets. What was successful in GP 2010, wasn't working...
  • Blog Post: Quick Tip: Where does that customisation come from?

    I was recently asked about a custom button that was added to a window and how to change the internet URL that the button opened when it was closed. I was not provided with any other information or screenshots. The answer to the question is that the method to change the URL depends on what tool was...
  • Blog Post: Quick Tip: Using fields named as reserved words with Visual Basic for Applications

    I had a case today that raised an issue that I have seen before which has a simple solution. The Problem In summary, when you add a field to Visual Basic from Microsoft Dynamics GP, the name of the field is set to the text in the the linked prompt for that field (or the caption text for buttons...
  • Blog Post: How to modify a field value in a line when generating the EFT file?

    I am a motivated and detail conscious graduate who is a certified Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant. I display considerable strength across a wide range of technical as well as functional skills in particular development, customization together with problem solving. I enjoy working within a team environment...
  • Blog Post: Customizations to the Cash Receipts (RM_Cash_Receipts) window failing for GP 2010

    I have had a number of support cases and newsgroup posts recently about Customization to the Cash Receipts (RM_Cash_Receipts) window failing to work for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 when they worked for previous versions. The problem is that the code appears to work, but the Document Number field is...
  • Blog Post: Working with Vertical Lines in Report Writer

    If you have ever used the SOP Blank Invoice Form or the POP Purchase Order Blank Form in Microsoft Dynamics GP, you will have seen the vertical lines on the report which make up the boxes around the various sections of the report. This article explains how those vertical lines work and how to easily...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2011 Atlanta Sessions

    Mariano also posted that the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2011 sessions are now out! . In case you missed his post, I wanted to make sure you have the details for the sessions that Mariano and I will be presenting. This year we are presenting a concurrent session for adminstrators, consultants and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2011 Sessions

    If you did not see Mariano's post, Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2011 sessions now out! , I wanted to let you know that the Technical Conference sessions are now available and provide the details of the sessions I will be presenting with Mariano Gomez and Patrick Roth. This time around...
  • Blog Post: Missing HR Menu Items In Dynamics

    So you think you know all about menus? I thought I did too until I resolved a case today. The customer was having an issue with some HR menus. For some users (including sa) when logged into some companies, some of their HR menus wouldn’t show. The ones the user notes are Compensation Management...
  • Blog Post: Stored Procedure Executing In Wrong Database

    We ran into an odd issue recently that I'd like to share today. An ISV reported that in their customer was getting an error when the ISV application attempted to execute a stored procedure. [SQL Server] Could not find stored procedure DYNAMICS.dbo.SomeStoredProcedure Easy you say - the...
  • Blog Post: Logging SQL with the Support Debugging Tool and 10 Free Add-ons

    My friend, Mariano Gomez aka The Dynamics GP Blogster has a couple of recent posts I would highlight. In the first, Mariano discusses the Support Debugging Tool 's ability turn on and off the DEXSQL.LOG SQL logging without having to exit the application or modify the DEX.INI. Have a look at the post...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics GP Customizations Summary

    First Jivtesh Singh creates the awesome portal site GPWindow.com and now he starts using it to gather all the best posts together. His latest blog post covers Microsoft Dynamics GP Customization with its many tools and methods and highlights a large number of fantastic posts from around the community...
  • Blog Post: Using 3rd Party Series Reports in the Report Template Maintenance Lookup Window

    A few weeks ago we ran into an interesting case regarding the new Word Report Templates in Dynamics GP 2010. An ISV was working on adding templates to her Dynamics GP customization but was stymied by the "Reports" window which is the report lookup window for the Report Template Maintenance window...
  • Blog Post: Errors when importing Customization Maintenance Packages

    Today, I had a support case that was asking about errors when importing a package via Customization Maintenance (Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Customize >> Customization Maintenance). The partner was unable to find an explanation of the errors on the Internet and so I thought I...
  • Blog Post: Increasing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Homepage Font Size

    I was recently asked if it was possible to change the fonts on the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Homepage. A customer had asked if they could be made a little bit bigger as they were hard to read at the resolution that the machine was running at. So I decided to have a quick look to see what was needed...
  • Blog Post: Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window

    I have seen this issue come up a number of times. Trying to automate processes which involve reports and wanting to automate the Report Destination window. Sometimes you can add the Report Destination to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and sometimes the system will not add the window to VBA. This...
  • Blog Post: Extender is coming, what now for the other customization tools

    You may has seen that Microsoft Dynamics GP v10.00 Service Pack 4 will include a number of new features to the Extender product. Please see the information on blog posts on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog and US Microsoft Dynamics GP Field Team blog: Get more out of your existing solution...
  • Blog Post: Handling Translation when Customizing with VBA

    From the Translating Dexterity Applications Series . The final topic in the series is one that was added later after I was asked about how to handle translated applications when writing customizations. Most code would work fine as it is independent of the language. However, it is common in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Microsoft Dynamics GP? 5 Excuses You Will Want to Bury Once and For All!

    Over the years that I have worked with Great Plains and Microsoft Dynamics GP, I have seen (and written) many customizations at customer sites. Some of those customizations are in the form of products to handle specific vertical markets or generic tools to enhance functionality. Some of those customizations...
  • Blog Post: Before you Write a Customization, check Solution Finder

    My friend Jeff Katz from the US Microsoft Dynamics GP Field Team has created a blog post about Partner and ISV Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP . He informs us about an exported version of the information available in the Solution Finder tool. It contains information about Developing Partners or...
  • Blog Post: Customizations that you do not need to do

    Having supported the various customization tools over the years, you run into common requests again and again. Something that often surprises me is that you get requests to 'customize' Dynamics GP to make it do something and as it turns out Dynamics GP already does this out of the box. To be sure...
  • Blog Post: VBA - Adding Fields to VBA stops working

    While working with Microsoft Dynamics GP v9.00, I have seen a situation where adding fields to VBA does not work anymore. You can add windows and reports, but when adding a field they don't show up on the project. If you try to import a package file with with a customsation using Customisation Maintenance...
  • Blog Post: General Articles & Links

    This page contains links to application related articles and sites: Security Knowledge Base (KB) Articles Frequently asked questions about Advanced Security and about Field Level Security in Microsoft Dynamics GP and in Microsoft Great Plains (KB 894705) Frequently asked questions about role...
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