After initial acclimatisation pains with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (I largely skipped 2005 and 2008 RTM) I have become used to Management Studio and do now prefer it to Enterprise Manager and Query Analyser.
One of the things I really like about SQL 2008 R2 is the installation process where you pick the collation. Dealing with Microsoft Dynamics GP so much means I need to be careful with server and database collations as GP, once installed, cannot have it’s database collation changed.
We typically install SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics GP using the SQL_Latin1_CP1_CI_AS (case insensitive, accent sensitive), which is very easy in SQL 2008 R2 Continue reading → Selecting The Correct Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Collation For Microsoft Dynamics GP
A colleague is currently working on some development for Microsoft Dynamics GP and needs to create a journal.
I did some digging around the company database looking for the correct way to get the next Journal Entry number and found a function called glGetNextJournalEntry.
A little work and I was able to supply the following to the developer for him to wrap into a stored procedure to get the Journal Entry number and make sure there were no issues in GP;
DECLARE @l_tINCheckWORKFiles tinyint = 1
DECLARE @I_iSQLSessionID int = USER_SID()
DECLARE @O_tOUTOK tinyint
DECLARE @IO_iOUTJournalEntry int = 1
DECLARE @O_iErrorState int
SELECT @IO_iOUTJournalEntry AS 'NJRNLENT', @O_tOUTOK AS 'OUTOK', @O_iErrorState AS 'ERROR'
A version of Firefox with a difference is now available.
Firefox With Bing as the default search and homepage is available for download. This is a special version of the browser which doesn’t affect the standard download which ships with Google as the defaults.
Wow, time flies. Windows XP was released to the retail channel exactly ten years ago today.
XP has remained popular through the years, but in Windows 7 a worthy successor appeared. The future looks bright with Windows 8 on the horizon (and currently green in the Developer Preview).
I’ve been building a test environment in a virtual machine the last few days to do a migration from Microsoft Dynamics GP 9 SP3 to 2010 R2.
After completing the upgrade I tried to log into GP and received the following error;
I did a bit of searching and couldn’t find a specific declaration of the upgrade path from Microsoft Dynamics GP 9 SP3 to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2.
After reading around and trying to work out the correct path, I decided the likely upgrade path would be GP 9 SP3 > GP 10 SP5 > GP 2010 R2, but I would try GP 9 SP3 > GP 2010 R2 and see if it would work (although I was extremely skeptical) as this would save some time on the upgrades if it was possible. Continue reading → Microsoft Dynamics GP 9 SP3 Upgrade Path To 2010 R2
In two previous posts I discussed testing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010’s new Email Remittance functionality; first, by setting up creditors with an internal email address and, then, by transferring the email address from the INET1 field to the new EmailToAddress field.
The other script which I used, and forgot to post, was the one which configures all of the creditors, who are not currently configured for email remittances Continue reading → Enabling Email Cheque Remittances For All Suppliers
The morning opened with a feeling of déjà vu. A client testing Microsoft Dynamics GP reported that transactions they were posting in an external system were not appearing in GP.
After checking out the other issues I’ve seen recently (Domain Trust issues, Windows Updates restarting MSMQ and timeouts) without luck I expanded the investigation. Continue reading → eConnect Messages Not Posting To GL
A couple of weeks ago, a client was testing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 and reported that some of their postings from an external system were not arriving in GP (these postings are transferred using eConnect).
When I installed eConnect I enabled Journalling on the econnect_incoming queue so we would have a record of messages which had been submitted. After receiving the error I went to make sure the messages had reached the GP server (Continue reading → eConnect Error: Unrecognized error 232 (0xe8))
I dealt with an issue yesterday where a manual payment had been entered into Payables Transaction Entry ( ) but was not showing up in Bank Management’s Reconciliation screen ( ).
The reason for this is actually quite simple, but I can’t help but feel it is a little bug like. Only payments made directly via Transaction Entry or those produced during the payment run (Continue reading → Missing Transaction In Cashbook Bank Management?) are posted to Bank Management. If you need to do a manual payment into Payables, or a manual receipt into Receivables, then this needs to be done via CBM Batch Entry ( )