GP2013 Web Client – Test Drive #MSDYNGP


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.

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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.

VAIDY

GP2013 – Purchase Invoice Inquiry Zoom Bug (Change)


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:

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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.

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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.

VAIDY

syExcelReports Table & SQL Server Native Client 10.0 – Thanks Aaron Berquist


While upgrading our GP from GP2010 SP3 to GP2013 SP1, DYNAMICS database upgrade stopped unexpectedly with GP crashing without any information for me to debug.

But it stopped exactly at table syExcelReports and crashed. Without spending anymore time, I just went and checked my ODBC DSN setup, as explained by Aaron Berquist on his blog High Dynamics Range. Expectedly, the ODBC DSN driver was not pointing to SQL Server Native Client 10.0.

For some reason, GP fails to process upgrade further if your DSN driver is NOT native client 10.0 or above.

Those who upgrade your GP to latest version, please check DSN before you start database upgrade using GP Utilities.

VAIDY

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 – Release Schedule Announced


Over at Microsoft Dynamics GP official blog, Errol sheds light on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 release schedule.

Along with that, he also lists on new features this release would have. Pretty interesting, especially on Web Client front.

I’m excited.

VAIDY

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 – Released


Over at Microsoft Dynamics GP Support & Services blog, announcement of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 release has been posted.

The post also details everything about this SP and you would want to read it thoroughly to understand this release and its significance.

VAIDY

Where is my Extender Detail Window in Extender 2013?


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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

VAIDY

Extender 2013 Has Arrived – Thanks eOne


Awesome news to me this afternoon…

eOne Solutions has released Extender 2013 for Dynamics GP 2013 today (late yesterday for some regions). Read their official blog post here: Extender Delivered.

Instructions on how to get the new version and license keys can be obtained from either your Partner or eOne directly. Shoot an email to them and they would be more than happy to guide you.

Let me continue with my customisations’ upgrade. Hectic times ahead.

VAIDY

Extender For GP 2013 – Release Update


eOne Solutions has got an update on release dates of their products for Dynamics GP 2013, including Extender Standard and Enterprise.

Since I am one among those who wait for Extender Standard for GP 2013, the release date has been planned before March 8th, 2013.

Highly important post; read it and plan your schedule of implementation (upgrade/fresh) accordingly.

VAIDY

GP 2013 Home Page (Re)Design Horrors


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.

VAIDY

Caps Lock Reminder – For Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013


I had developed a small customisation module which would alert users while logging on to Dynamics GP with CapsLock key on. You can read more about it here: GP Login Form – Caps Lock Reminder Update.

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:

CapsLockMessage-12.0.0.1.dll

Instructions to use:

  1. Copy this DLL file and paste it on to GP AddIns folder (can be located inside GP 2013 application folder).
  2. Ask users to log out and log on back.
  3. If you do not need this tool anymore, just remove this DLL from AddIns folder, after all users log out.
  4. This can be used safely in production environment. This tool doesn’t interfere in any of your day-to-day transactional activities. The scope of this is restricted only to GP login form.

Your feedback is always welcome.

VAIDY