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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SmartList not working properly, Search window does not display correctly
Yesterday, I had a support case come in where the customer was complaining that SmartList was not working properly and that the Search window was not being displayed correctly. The Problem During a screen sharing session with the customer, they explained that when they first opened SmartList and...
2 May 2013
Currency Symbol not showing correctly for Users
I resolved an interesting case the other day and thought I would write this one up on the blog. The Problem The customer reported that for a couple of their users, the currency symbol on the GL Transaction Entry window where not matching the symbols as defined by the Currency ID setup. This issue...
30 Apr 2013
Quick Tip: VBA ADO Connection Run-time error '3709'
It has been a long time since I shared a Quick Tip for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), but I have had this one waiting for me to write up for a while. When using VBA on a window with ActiveX Data Object (ADO) to connect to SQL Server to read and/or write data to tables, the best practice is to...
10 Apr 2013
Australian Goods and Service Tax (GST) Business Activity Statement (BAS) XML File fails to import into the Electronic Commerce Interface (ECI)
Today I am going to discuss a support case where we found an issue with the XML file created when exporting the Business Activity Statement (BAS) tax return report for Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). So, if you don't have to work with Australian companies and the rest of this article does...
28 Feb 2013
Copying Report Formats between Reports... and a warning about Word Templates
There is an unsupported method of copying report formats between reports that is very commonly used (and even recommended by me), but we recently had a case that highlighted a problem with the technique. This blog post will discuss the method and the issue we have seen. The Situation The situation...
25 Feb 2013
Dex - Illegal address for field 'System Database Name' exception
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. The error message was: Unhandled script exception: Illegal address...
19 Feb 2013
Developing for Multiple Dexterity Versions and a warning
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. While working on the Support Debugging Tool build 17 , which included the update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013...
8 Jan 2013
The Importance of Reporting Errors
Back in January 2009, I wrote an article: The Importance of Reporting the first Error , which talked about why it is important to report errors, but especially the first error. After dealing with a number of recent support cases where it came to light during the course of the support case that there...
18 Nov 2012
Identifying the cause when Microsoft Dynamics GP crashes with the Support Debugging Tool
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. We found out that the customer had a Dexterity based customisation...
4 Nov 2012
How to Fix a MBS_Grant_IMPERSONATE Error from the Support Debugging Tool
While we are troubleshooting error messages from the Support Debugging Tool, I had another one reported last week. The error message below is displayed by the Support Debugging Tool when setting up the SQL Profile Tracing functionality from the Administrator Settings >> SQL Profile Trace Settings...
2 Oct 2012
How to Fix a This version of Support Debugging Tool is incompatible Error
This is another issue which can come up every now and then when installing the Support Debugging Tool. The error message below is displayed by the Support Debugging Tool just after logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP: This version of Support Debugging Tool is incompatible with the current version...
1 Oct 2012
How to Fix a Setup File is from a later version Error from the Support Debugging Tool
This issue with the Support Debugging Tool has occurred a few times recently after installing the latest version of the Support Debugging Tool. The error message below is displayed by the Support Debugging Tool just after logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP: Setup File is from a later version (##...
30 Sep 2012
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Utilities “Hanging” when Upgrading the Databases with Service Pack 3 or any Later Hotfix
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: ...
3 Sep 2012
Microsoft Dynamics GP Home Page is dependent on Short File Names
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. The images were missing and showing as Red X...
21 Aug 2012
Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.BusinessIntelligence.Homepage.dll'
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). When going into Test Mode by pressing Ctrl-T, you might receive the known error discussed in this...
14 Aug 2012
How to Fix a Write to Setup File Aborted Error from the Support Debugging Tool
This minor issue with the Support Debugging Tool has raised its head a few times, so I thought I would explain what is happening and how to resolve it. The error message below is displayed by the Support Debugging Tool just after logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP: Write to Setup File Aborted....
12 Aug 2012
Running Dynamics GP 2010, AX 2012, and SL 2011 on the same machine
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...
31 May 2012
SQL Error: Maximum stored procedure, function, trigger, or view nesting level exceeded (limit 32)
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. Every time they would try to add a new record...
3 May 2012
Cross Linked Companies, Pathnames and Everything
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...
13 Mar 2012
Quick Tip: Dexterity SQL error invalid cursor state
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. What he found was that the first SQL_Execute() statement...
9 Mar 2012
Purchase Order Returns Modification
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...
7 Feb 2012
Language settings for Windows client must match SQL Server Language
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...
1 Nov 2011
Analytical Accounting Security Tasks and Security Roles issue
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...
1 Sep 2011
Quick Tip: Why does Microsoft Dynamics GP show as Not Responding
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...
11 Aug 2011
Quick Tip: Dynamics fails to launch on system with Symantec Endpoint Protection installed
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...
10 Aug 2011
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