Positive Thoughts for Leslie Vail


Vaidhyanathan Mohan:

My thoughts and wishes for Leslie. Get well soon and guide us as usual.

Originally posted on David Musgrave's Winthrop Development Consultants Blog:

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a shout out for my great friend Leslie Vail. Leslie is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Dynamics GP and has been a stalwart of the Microsoft Dynamics GP community for many years. She also known as the Dynamics Confessor on her Dynamics Confessions Blogspot.

Between you and me, she does not like it when I mention that she worked with Great Plains Accounting before Great Plains Dynamics 1.0 was even released. So don’t mention it to anyone.

Well, Leslie needs our help.

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Visual Studio Integration Toolkit replaces Menus for Visual Studio Tools


Vaidhyanathan Mohan:

Great news for Dynamics GP developers/consultants. Menus for Visual Studio Tools has reborn with a new name “Visual Studio Integration Toolkit”.

Originally posted on David Musgrave's Winthrop Development Consultants Blog:

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGreat news for Visual Studio developers.

Winthrop Development Consultants are pleased to announce the release of the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (VSIT).

The Visual Studio Integration Toolkit replaces Menus for Visual Studio Tools and is now available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (including GP 2013 R2) and also for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

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CBM Cash Receipt Customer GL Posting Account Error


A user reported this issue when he tried to enter a cash receipt in CBM module. Following error message prevented him from continuing further.

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This error was confirmed to be happening only for one particular customer record. For all other customers, it worked.

We basically do not have posting accounts setup for each customer or customer class. So it is absolutely no way due to missing posting accounts. Several minutes later, decided to compare customer records between this particular customer and one other customer that’s working.

REASON: Customer Class ID for this customer record was wrong and was not part of the list of customer classes that we have setup on our company. Because this class ID was wrong, posting accounts validation stopped right there and threw a message that was totally irrelevant to actual reason.

RESOLUTION: I changed the customer class ID for this customer with an existing one. User could then enter a cash receipt in CBM.

Troubleshooting issues successfully is probably the best way to end a business day!

VAIDY

Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?


Vaidhyanathan Mohan:

David has been working on to gain SDT’s ownership from Microsoft (rightfully) and here is what he had to say:

Originally posted on David Musgrave's Winthrop Development Consultants Blog:

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello everyone

As most of you know I am the developer of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP (SDT).

The SDT has been provided free of charge to Partners and Customers (via their partners) in the Dynamics community since its release in September 2008. The tool and its feature set have come a long way from the public release of build 9 for GP versions 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0.

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GP 2015 Web Client Uninstall – Issue & Resolution


In my earlier post, I discussed about an issue that I came across while installing web client. This one’s while uninstalling the web client.

My VM is added to my work domain and when I installed web client, my VM was connected to my work network. Back at home, in my holidays, I was experimenting with various stuff. Got my VM web client corrupted and decided to uninstall it.

Running the web client uninstall started off properly but threw the following error soon after:

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You may see the point in time at which the uninstall process stopped: ConfigureUsers.

Tried various things, as usual, but could not fix it. Every time I tried to uninstall, it stopped exactly at ConfigureUsers.

My instinct was telling me that it was something to do with domain network issue. As I was trying this at home, it could probably be something related to that.

I connected to my work VPN and then restarted the uninstall process. This time around, the process went on smoothly and completed.

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Remember. If your machine (or a VM) is affiliated to your work domain when you installed the web client, make sure that your machine (or a VM) is connected to your work domain when you try to uninstall.

This makes a world of difference. You do know what that difference is, by now.

VAIDY

GP 2015 DYNAMICS DB Upgrade – Issue & Resolution


This issue is probably remote and may not be faced by many of you out there. But I thought I would share this information with you all, just in case.

Issue: I was upgrading my GP 2013 to GP 2015. By the time, GP Utilities (almost) finished, it got stuck with an error while updating the table SY_Company_MSTR (Company Master) as shown below. I have tried to capture the entire error details on one screen:

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Error Explanation on Table Error Details had more information that I could not capture above. Below is that additional information. I’d rather say, that’s the exact error message:

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While that greyed portion denotes a company DB name.

Reason: I copied one company database (out of 8) backup from my production environment, restored it on my test machine and ran the utilities to upgrade to GP 2015. When Utilities tried to update Company Master table (SY01500, SY_Company_MSTR), it found records pertaining to companies other than one that’s existing on my test machine while it could not find the respective databases physically.

Resolution: If you are going to have less companies on your upgrade scheme than what’s there on your original GP environment, then you must run Clear Companies script. This script will clear all records pertaining to companies that are not physically available on your SQL instance.

Once I cleaned up the company records, my upgrade process went on successfully.

VAIDY

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Documentation & Resources


In my opinion, Microsoft Dynamics GP team might have hurried the release of GP 2015 RTM.

Think about this. You install GP 2015 and the user manuals that comes with that are GP 2013 R2 manuals. For instance, Visual Studio Tools manual that we get after installing the tool is of version GP2013 R2, as shown below:

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Not just this manual, there are also other manuals that are basically for GP 2013 R2 but somehow got shipped with GP 2015 installation media.

Where can we get the latest manuals then? Answer is this link: Documentation and resources for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and 2013.

First section on this post would be directing you to GP 2015 manuals.

QUICK UPDATE #1: I was wrong. Even this link seems to be not having *all* manuals. So probably the new ones are still under construction.

UPDATE #2: More relevant link, shared by Beat, is as follows: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45025

VAIDY