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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All About Listbox, Button Drop Lists, and Drop Down Lists
It seems like a trivial subject for our dedicated readers but we had a new customer who is just learning Dexterity and he was having trouble recently trying to select items out of a ListBox. And just today the issue came up about Drop Down Lists (DDL) and getting the value selected using VBA in a different...
29 Oct 2013
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...
20 Oct 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
MVP updates: Victoria Yudin's MVP status renewed and Leslie Vail's Developing Microsoft GP Business Applications book
I am still on leave for another week, but thought I would post about some updates from our Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community. Victoria Yudin has been awarded MVP status for the ninth consecutive year. Well done on the fantastic achievement. Have a look at her article below: Happy New...
6 Jan 2013
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...
9 Sep 2012
Quick Tip: Working with VBA, Extender and Sales Transaction Entry
I have completed the development project I was working last week and have another Quick Tip that came out of the project. For the previous Quick Tips related to this project have a look at Quick Tip: Passing Variables to SQL Server and Quick Tip: Passing Date and Time Variables to SQL Server . The...
23 Dec 2011
Quick Tip: Passing Date and Time Variables to SQL Server
As a follow on from yesterday's post, Quick Tip: Passing Variables to SQL Server , I wanted to discuss the related topic about passing of date and time variables. There are two main issues we see with passing Dates and Times and both can cause SQL Server to throw the following exception: /* Date...
15 Dec 2011
Quick Tip: Passing Variables to SQL Server
Wow, the week is almost over and I am yet to post something. This week I was working on a small development project using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to execute some commands at the SQL Server level after some user interface events. The code to be executed needed to have values from the windows...
15 Dec 2011
Microsoft Convergence 2011 Atlanta - Day 2
Today was the first "Official" day of the Convergence conference. After meeting Leslie and Sheila for breakfast, we went to the Open Keynote: Winning with Microsoft Dynamics . The session is now available from Virtual Convergence , please use this link: Winning with Microsoft Dynamics . The session...
12 Apr 2011
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...
17 Mar 2011
Dexterity Training in Orlando (May 16th to 20th 2011)
Finally, you have another opportunity to learn the foundations of Developing for Dynamics GP using Dexterity. The Microsoft Dynamics GP client application is developed using Dexterity. Many of the features of the Dynamics GP interface are the way they are because of the how Dexterity works. Having...
22 Feb 2011
Dynamics Report Writer is the Best Report Writer in the World cont.
This is a follow up post to my earlier post , which demonstrated how Report Writer when combined with the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) was able to create a customisation that would not have been possible with Report Writer alone. In fact, I would be fairly surprised if any report writer...
5 Dec 2010
Using Barcodes from the Dynamics GP Report Writer
A few months ago, I worked on a support case where we needed to add a barcode to a Sales Order Processing transaction print out. We were able to achieve what we needed using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to handle some of the scripting for us. I have been meaning to write a blog post on how to...
23 Nov 2010
Dynamics Report Writer is the Best Report Writer in the World
Alright, maybe I am stretching the truth a little, but I do get frustrated when people discount the Dynamics Report Writer as a useful tool. [Edit] I am not biased at all.... honest. I recently worked on a support case where the partner had spent a significant amount of time trying to get Report Writer...
22 Nov 2010
File not found: VBA6.dll error occurs or GP crashes
This is a follow up to my previous post on the VBA6.dll not found error (for 64-bit). I have found this can occur on 32-bit computers and Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and GP 2010. [Edit] Re-installing the VBA 6.4 core components (as used by Dynamics GP) has been shown to resolve this issue for VBA6...
15 Nov 2010
Quick Tip: Solving "Do you want to Save?" dialog appearing after VBA customization
Have you ever used Modifier and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to add an additional field to a window? Have you then had the issue when navigating through records on that window, it keeps coming up and asking " Do you want to Save, Discard or Cancel? " or " Do you want to Save, Delete or Cancel...
18 Oct 2010
File not found: VBA6.dll error occurs or GP crashes and creates a Watson fault bucket 1474386816
We have been running into a few different issues with Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and GP 2010 when you have Office 2010 installed. [Edit] Re-installing the VBA 6.4 core components (as used by Dynamics GP) has been shown to resolve this issue for VBA6.DLL, VBE.DLL, VBA7.DLL and VBE7.DLL errors. Please...
26 Aug 2010
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...
23 Aug 2010
Currency values returned by VBA to a report are multiplied by 10 or 100 with Multicurrency
Last week, I discussed an issue where Currency values returned by VBA to a report are multiplied by 10 or 100 . To workaround the issue we used string calculated fields rather than currency calculated fields on the report and formatted our values with the FormatCurrency() or FormatNumber() functions...
8 Aug 2010
Currency values returned by VBA to a report are multiplied by 10 or 100
Today, I wanted to highlight an issue that you might see when working with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Report Writer. The issue occurs when using VBA code to return a currency value to be displayed on the report and it appears to be randomly multiplied by 10 or 100. This is a known issue...
3 Aug 2010
VBA - Displaying Extender Data for GL Transaction Lines on the GL Inquiry window
You might remember last month when we had a support case where the customer wanted to use Extender additional information against the General Ledger Journal Entry (GL_Transaction_Entry) distribution lines. We discovered that the Sequence Line field needed for the unique identifier for the line record...
18 Jul 2010
Changing Dictionary Context when using Passthrough Dexterity sanScript Part 2
This is the second in a series of posts which are are designed to help Dexterity developers as well as VBA and Visual Studio Developers to understand how to work with passthrough Dexterity sanScript. The main focus of this series is to understand how to change the Dictionary Context that the code executes...
13 Jul 2010
Avoiding VBA Circular References when using a Dynamics GP Lookup
Honestly, I struggled a bit on the title of this article. Is this article to show one way to use a Dynamics GP lookup window in your Modifier/VBA customization? Or is it an article that shows a way to work around the circular reference problem that you can get yourself into when using VBA across projects...
9 Jul 2010
Why making the Dex.ini file read only is evil
Time and time again I have heard consultants say that the solution to stopping Microsoft Dynamics GP remembering the last user on a Terminal Server or Citrix installation is to make the Dex.ini file read-only. There was even a Knowledge Base (KB) article that suggested clearing the SQLLastUser setting...
27 Jun 2010
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Software Development Kits Released
The Software Development Kits for the various parts of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 application have been released to CustomerSource and PartnerSource. The links are below: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Application Software Development Kits Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics...
14 Jun 2010
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