Upgrading to Jet 2019: Upgrade Jet Analytics

Jet AnalyticsThis post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019.

With the new 2019 version of Jet Analytics installed, the second step is to configure it.

This is done by launching the Jet Data Manager Server. When it launches an activation box will be displayed; select your activation method and click Next:

Jet Data Manager Server - Select Activation Method

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Upgrading to Jet 2019: Install Jet Analytics

Jet AnalyticsThis post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019.

Before installing the new version of Jet Analytics, it is worth noting that Jet recommend leaving the old version installed while installing the new. There is no reason given for this, but I presume it is tio allow for easy rollback in the event of problems.

To install Jet Analytics, download the Jet Analytics software:

Jet Downloads

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Gutenburg Editor Makes WordPress 5 Unusable (For Me) Without Classic Editor Plugin

WordPressIn the last post I noted that WordPress 5 would ship with Gutenburg as the defailt and highlighted how you could avoid this by installing the Classic Editor plugin.

I’ve been doing some additional testing, and I’ve discovered that Gutenberg will make it impossible for me to blog the way I currently do. I include a lot of screenshots and code samples in my posts, and Gutenberg is not allowing me to format posts as I do now.

Not only does Gutenberg force more clicks of the mouse to do standard tasks when creating a post, it is also stripping out the majority of the formatting I have in my posts.

As I use a lot of images and code samples, I write my posts in Notepad++, for word completion and syntax highlighting, and then paste into WordPress. When I do this, it either strips out the HTML formatting or removes it entirely. The same happens whether I am pasting into a normal block or an HTML edited block.

The posts I’ve tested with have ended up unreadable due to this.

While I can upgrade to WordPress 5, I can only do so if I also install the Classic Editor plugin.

WordPress 5 Releases With Gutenberg Editor As Default: How to Keep/Get Classic Editor Back

WordPressGutenberg has been available for a while as a buggy plugin for WordPress, but when WordPress 5 launches it will include Gutenberg in the core.

I’ve been testing my plugins against WordPress 5 and have had a try of Gutenberg.

My first impression was that it was very poor; I left it for a while and tried again and I’ve changed my opinion to horrific. It may be usable to non-technical people with no experience of WordPress (I’m not one of them so can’t judge that), but for someone like myself, Gutenberg just seems to hide everything away. Also on the hugely negative side, it adds a huge amount of unnecessary comments to a post.

The only positive is that the Classic Editor is still be available as a plugin:

Classic Editor Plugin

If you install the Classic Editor plugin prior to installing WordPress 5, it should remain the default editor even after the upgrade.

I do have concerns about the Classic Editor being shunted into a plugin and only updated until 2021.

Upgrading to Jet 2019: What’s New In Jet Analytics 2019

Jet AnalyticsThis post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019.

The new version of Jet Analytics has quite a number of new and improved features.

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Upgrading to Jet 2019: Series Index

Jet Global Data TechnologiesBack in April I did a series of posts on implementing the various products from Jet Globaal Data technologies (or Jet Reports as they then were before their re-branding).

Jet Global have recently launched new versions of their products and I thought a short series on upgrading might be useful. This post is the series index, and will automatically update as the posts go live (if you’re reading this on a syndicated post, make sure you check back to the original as only that will update).

In this series I will be upgrading both Jet Analytics (formerly Jet Enterprise) and Jet Reports (formerly Jet Professional).

Upgrading to Jet 2019
What's New In Jet Analytics 2019
Install Jet Analytics
Upgrade Jet Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics GP Documentation Now on Microsoft Docs

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe documentation for Microsoft Dynamics GP is being added to the Microsoft Docs libary. Some of the documentation is already there and Microsoft have announced that more will be added through time. Hopefully, this will be accompanied by the documentation being brought up-to-date as much of it has not been updated since Dynamics GP 2013.

Microsoft have also opened the documentation for contribution by the community. The documentation is available for contribution via a public GitHub repo.

Implementing Jet Professional: Deploying Jet Views

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Professional sub-series. I’m a little late in posting this one, as I forgot to include it with the original series when I posted it.

Jet Professional provides a number of database views which can be used to simplify reporting, rather than using the Microsoft Dynamics GP tables (the structure of which can be confusing to many users of Dynamics GP.

However, the views are not deployed automatically, but need to be deployed after the first client has been installed. To deploy the views, log into Microsoft Dynamics GP and then start the Jet GP Updater which is in the Jet Reports installation folder:

Windows Explorer

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Install Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word was introduced with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 to allow the Word templates to be amended by adding additional fields (changes to relocate or remove fields do not require the add-in).

It is a nice simple install which is only needed on computers used by the people who maintain the Word templates. To install it, launch the setup utility and, under the Additional Products heading, select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:

Setup Utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Create Installation Package

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering.

The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series.

In an early post of this series, I installed the Microsoft Dynamics GP client; while installing the client isn;t complicated, it is easy to get the wrong features selected during the installation. There is a way of building an installation package which automates the selection of langauges, features and paths.

Creating an installation package is done via the setup utility; select Create Installation Package from under the Install heading:

Setup Utility

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