It’s been an awkwardly long time since I had written anything on this blog. Now is the time probably to break that jinx.
I have been working on testing GP2013 Web Client on our environment. I have been constantly keeping myself updated with GP Web Client by reading our community blogs and forums, but never had seen it on my own machine till today.
Below is the snapshot of GP2013 Web on my MacBook Pro; on Mac OS X Safari browser.
All you need to do is to install Silverlight for Safari on Mac. If it’s not there, you would be prompted to download and install.
I am now excited to get my customisations work with it. Will post anything that’s interesting and worth to be shared in coming days.
I received a strange support request today from one of my users that PO number is not shown fully on Purchase Invoice Inquiry Zoom window. Just tried to inquire some purchase invoices myself and I got what she mentioned:
If you see above highlighted PO number, it’s not shown fully. This will be the case only if you use GP’s standard PO number sequence or used entire PO length of 17 characters.
When I checked it on Modifier, I found a nice little icon sitting right next to PO number field, but overlapping it by some millimeters.
This icon denotes whether the PO line item is Drop-Ship or not.
And boy, isn’t that icon looks cute? But unintentionally, it is overlapping on PO number field. Not sure how folks at GP dev team skipped this.
Solution to this issue? Modifier. Use modifier to resize the field, till we get this fixed by GP dev team.
With Extender 2013, we have whole lot of surprises on how it got enhanced. One biggest enhancement/change to Extender is the way it treats Extender Detail Window (that is the name till previous version).
Previous version’s Detail Window definition looked as follows:
Not any more… There is no such option called Detail Window. From now on, every window is called, well simply, a Window.
So where is the option to setup whether it’s a multiple row entry (grid) or not? Here it is:
Just select option “Display scrolling grid” and you are good to go.
Clearly, eOne developers have done an immense cleanup work on Extender’s design. Overall, classification of Extender resources itself is now shrunken as follows:
Interesting changes; I have not gone thru’ all changes/enhancements yet. I will be posting more on all those interesting and critical changes.
So far, thumbs up to eOne Team, for their efforts.
Well, I could understand what you might think after reading the title of this post AND if you had read my previous post on GP 2013 Home Page Redesign.
I did admit that the redesign was kind of great for users. Ian Grieve had commented back with an important #FAIL factor of this redesign.
With that #FAIL factor, I just got one more to crib about. So lets list it:
You cannot scroll within a frame. You MUST rely on mouse clicks(or a trackpad). You have no other option. (Thanks Ian, for your feedback with this point).
UPDATE (GP2013 SP1): Looks like this one’s fixed. You can indeed scroll within a frame using a standard mouse scroll wheel or a trackpad’s scrolling functionality. It’s a welcome fix.
If you ever want to realign the frames of a module (for instance Manufacturing), you can. But wait, that would stay ONLY TILL THAT SESSION IS ACTIVE. Once you log out from GP and log on back, your realignment is gone. Poof!!!
I am sure it is going to be highly irritating for users who rely mostly on GP home page.
And with that above statement, I now reverse my opinion on my first post.
That customisation was developed using Modifier with VBA. But with Dynamics GP 2013, much emphasis has been given to the new Web Client. Which means, all our VBA code logic won’t be supported by web client.
That said, I have now converted my code from VBA to VS Tools (using C#.Net as programming language). Those who are interested can download it FOR FREE from following link: