Whilst at Convergence in Copenhagen last week I was speaking to the team from Fargo who were over, and picked up a couple of hints that had slipped my mind.
Handy Hint 1!
Firstly, do we all know what this button does... that appears on the address bar in IE and also on the GP10 address bar. Yes it's the refresh button. Now we all, including me, only used to use this to refresh the Home Page when that was introduced in V9.
When now in V10 it applies to all the list pages as well. That means whenever you add data to a list or modify a record you just have to hit the refresh button as opposed to clicking out the list and then back in again. This is a great time saver and also much easier to use. To test this out just try searching for a report to the Excel Reports list in the Administration area, then add a new one, then run the search again for the new report by entering part of the report name and hitting the refresh button. The new report will appear so it's a much quicker way of finding data.
Handy Hint 2!
My next handy hint is also related to the GP10 UI and the action panes and multi select lists. These are a fantastic innovation and really alter the way we use GP. There is intelligence built into these lists so actions will only be taken on the documents that meet the action selected. For example if we consider the Advanced Distribution Lists here we can see that the Sales Document Status are all at different stages - Shipped, Unconfirmed Pack, etc.
Well if we select all the records by ticking the box at the top of the list, the UI is intelligent to know which documents are actually available to go through the action selected, for example Print the Packing Slip. If this has already been processed on one or more documents these will just get ignored and remain at the status they are currently at. Again this makes processing within the application much easier as we don't have to hunt for the documents to process, we can just select the whole lot and then run the action required. GP will then do the work of only processing that action on the documents it can. Simple really!
Posted by Tom Brookes