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: Support Debugging Tool Build 18 released

    It has been a way too long between releases, but I am finally ready to release Build 18 of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions 10.0, GP 2010 (v11.0) and GP 2013 (v12.0). This build includes fixes and enhancements to existing features as well as a few new features. ...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix 2 released

    Following on from the release of the Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix , I am releasing a hotfix 2 build. It turns out that some of the changes in the way the Support Debugging Tool adds buttons to the Standard Toolbar were still not perfect. We had a few reports that when the SDT dictionary...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix released

    Just before I went on leave over Christmas and New Year, I announced the release of the Support Debugging Tool Build 17 . Well, as much as I try to ensure that there are not any bugs in the code, I managed to introduce one. So this hotfix build fixes the bug which can cause the two Support Debugging...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 17 released

    With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 , I am pleased to announce the release of Build 17 of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions 10.0, GP 2010 (v11.0) and GP 2013 (v12.0). This build mainly includes fixes and enhancements to existing features as well as changes...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 16 Hotfix released

    It has been a while since Support Debugging Tool Build 16 was released back in January 2012. While I have not been able to invest much time in adding new features to the Support Debugging Tool (SDT), I have been able to fix a few issues which have been reported by the community. So, I felt that...
  • Blog Post: SQL Script for Account Level Security

    I recently joined Microsoft as a Partner Consultant for the Global Partner Services team. I have been associated for more than 8 years in the design, development and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP in India, Middle East and US. This is my first post in this blog and it feels great to be posting...
  • Blog Post: Security Settings are not working for a Company

    This issue has come up a number of times over the years and was raised again recently in a support case. Summary Here is the situation: Security Tasks and Security Roles have all been set up as desired. Security Roles have been assigned to the users in the live company and everything is...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 16 released

    A week into the New Year and no posts.... what's happening? Read on to understand where all my spare time has been going.... After over four months of development, testing and documentation, I am thrilled to announce that build 16 of the Support Debugging Tool is now available for download from PartnerSource...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 15 update released

    As mentioned in the post, Support Debugging Tool Build 15 released , the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP build 15 was released at the end of June with a build labelled as Last Modified: 28-Jun-2011. This post is to announce that an updated Build 15 labelled as Last Modified: 22-Jul...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 15 released

    Those of you who attended Microsoft Convergence 2011 Atlanta will know about the promised Build 15 of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP . Well it is finally here with over 80 changes to the code. It includes lots of new functionality as well as many fixes and improvements. This build...
  • Blog Post: Solving Security Privileges Errors Using the Support Debugging Tool

    If you attended the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 in Fargo, North Dakota or Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Atlanta 2010 , in Atlanta, Georgia you might have seen a demonstration by Mariano and myself of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP . One part of the demo was...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 14 released

    It has been a while since we had a new build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP . So we have decided to release Build 14. This is primarily a maintenance release with bug fixes, minor enhancements and a couple of new features. This build can be installed over the top of any existing...
  • Blog Post: Determining Role Access To Extender Objects

    An Extender case came up recently where the customer was having security issues with Extender forms. To solve the issue, we needed to determine which Security Roles have access to particular Extender forms. Note: This method uses the DYNAMICS.dbo.EXT00001 table which was added for version 10.0...
  • Blog Post: From the Blogsphere: Word Templates, Security Helper and MVPs

    I will let you into a secret. Not that it is very exciting. Last week I was on leave and due to the magic of pre-dating blog posts, articles were published while I was away automagically. Anyhow, spending a week with the family for the first week of the school holidays was great, however, there is...
  • Blog Post: Update: How to identify the Security Tasks and Security Roles using the Support Debugging Tool

    Added to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Application Level Security Series . I am still surprised how many times questions appear on the newsgroups and forums asking about which Security Tasks and Security Roles are needed to access a particular window. It has been a while since I posted anything about...
  • Blog Post: Great Posts from Leslie Vail - Tables, Security & Dex.ini settings

    My great friend Leslie Vail has some fantastic posts on her Dynamics Confessor Blogspot blog. If you wanted to know more about the way the tables are named in SQL Server, Leslie discusses the naming conventions on how the names are created. Have a read of Leslie's Dynamics GP Table Names post for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP Application Password System

    Wow, what a weekend that was! Now that the MSDN & Technet blogs are back online, I have written a summary post of the weekend's activities on the blogsphere. It all started when Christopher Kois published an article explaining that he had worked out how the System Password was encrypted. While...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 13 released

    As mentioned in my previous post , we needed a new build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP to work properly with the released build of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 . Releasing another build gave me the opportunity to include some enhancements that were suggested by my beta testers...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Beta

    Following on from the release of Support Debugging Tool Build 12 , I am pleased to announce the release of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Beta . This is an updated build 12 release with some changes to take advantage of new features in Dexterity v11.0 as well as a few enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 12 released

    Some of you might have had a sneak peak at a few of the new features in build 12 of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP when an early beta version was demonstrated at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 . Since then there have been many other changes and improvements...
  • Blog Post: Do we really want Windows Authentication for Microsoft Dynamics GP?

    Over the years, I have seen many requests for Windows Authentication support for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and I have to say I have mixed feelings about it. In theory, it sounds good, but in practice it may be a threat to your customer's financial information security. Regardless of authentication method...
  • Blog Post: Why do my Lookup windows look different?

    This is an oldie but a goodie. It came up again in the newsgroups recently. When Great Plains released Dynamics and eEnterprise v6.0, they sported a new look user interface. As part of the enhancements for version 6.0, the Advanced Lookups functionality was incorporated as standard. The Advanced Lookups...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 11 released

    Over the last few months I have been working hard on the next build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP . After just over 130 hours of development, testing and documenting it is finally ready for release. I have made over 30 significant changes to the tool which will make the existing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Update causes problems with VBA code

    We have recently started seeing a few problems with Microsoft Dynamics GP VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) customizations as the result of a critical Windows Update that was released. I have done some research on the issues our customer's have been seeing and I wanted to share my findings with the...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 10 released

    Some of you might know that I have been busy working on the next build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP . If you did not know... well... you do now. I have a wish list of features based on feedback from colleagues and the partner community as well as my own ideas for enhancements...
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