Leslie Vail has posted an article at a time when I am currently working on closing down thousands and thousands of SOP quotes which users failed to close down. It’s about a SQL Script which moves all expired SOP quotes to history.
(Some really lame) reasons I use to hear for not closing down quotes:
1. We don’t know when that quote would be materialised.
Seriously? Gotta be kidding me. If it’s a quote of age 2+ years and you still don’t know whether it would get materialised or not, then something is wrong fundamentally.
2. If it’s voided, we won’t be able to copy the line items of that quote.
Wrong. You can. Copying line items from an SOP document is very much possible, even if it’s transferred or voided.
3. We don’t know whether the comments that we had added specific to that quote would be available for us to reuse it.
Answer is a positive YES. You can reuse the comments, because comments are NOT stored on that document but on Comments Master. Just select the ID and there it is. Unless, you have edited that comment on the document. But again, come on, it’d take 5 mins for you to inquire the voided one, copy the comment text and paste it on new one.
And so on…
Have you ever opened a standard GP stored procedure?
I do it at least on a weekly basis and have always found it impossible to read as it is. So I end up aligning the procedure first and then read it to understand the logic.
Not anymore. David has shared information on some portals which does this in seconds and give us an aligned code.
Standing out from his list is Poor SQL, from what I learned from my usage.
And there is a plugin for SSMS which does this from within SSMS. This tool is called SSMS Tools Pack.
Q: From where does the Inventory Adjustment entry retrieve a product’s Decimal Places Currency value?
A: When we create a product, this value will be defaulted from the Functional Currency of that company. While entering an Inventory Adjustment for this product, the decimal places currency value will then be retrieved from the product master record.
I realized this when I faced an issue couple of days back. I got a requirement where, I have to facilitate an automated program that will replicate a product information (Master, Quantities/Site, Vendors, Currencies & Price List) from one company to another. Of course, with necessary changes that are specific to the destination company.
It worked merrily till both companies had functional currencies with same number of decimal places. I had to extend this program on to another company, whose functional currency supports 3 decimal places. Now you might have realized the issue. My program, quite honestly, was written with a hardcoded value of 2 decimal places.
When I created some products on my new company using this program, I could not enter Inventory Adjustments with 3 decimal places. It was always 2. Upon spending some time on this, I realized what I have mentioned at the start of this post. You cannot override this at all.
So those who write customization like what I have explained above, beware of all such nuances which will play very crucial role in day-to-day transactions.