Test Company Message while logging on to Dynamics GP

I had wondered for quite sometime, on seeing a message that says “This company is set up for testing. Please do not use this company for Live data processing.” (or something like that, not the exact message is provided here).

The reason for this message getting popped up: While creating the test company, the company name is entered with a “” (remove the double quotes) appended to the live company. For instance, if my Live Company is something like “Vaidy Inc.” then the test company which is created by moving the live data would be “Vaidy Inc. “””.

GP automatically recognizes this tag “” and considers this as a Test Company and pops this message whenever you log on to this company.

Quite interesting, isn’t it?



10 thoughts on “Test Company Message while logging on to Dynamics GP

  1. I am not quite sure about this, Arun.Probably we can check it on other versions of GP. To my knowledge, it should be true for all other versions as well.Vaidy


  2. Indeed David, I had gone thru’ your article on that, which is already been read by my team as well.And to be honest, we are regular readers of your blog. For any information we need, the first place is the MS Newsgroups and very next place is your blog.


  3. Hi VaidyFor more of an insight into this subject have a look athttp://blogs.msdn.com/developingfordynamicsgp/archive/2008/10/02/setting-up-test-and-historical-companies.aspxDavidhttp://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP/


  4. Hi All,David’s article fills this topic in detail.I would recommend all to read his article to know things much better than what we know now.Vaidy


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