Update Sales Transactions Distributions From Item

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is a script I’ve had a few months now and, like the one I posted yesterday, thought it might be useful to others.

This script was created for a client who changed some of their account codes on some Item Classes and had rolled them down to the Items themselves but there were many Sales Transactions already on the system which had the old code on and needed to be updated to the new one.

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Update Inventory Item Accounts From CSV

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis script was produced for a client who wanted to bulk update the accounts defined against selected Inventory Items in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2. This particular client did not have Integration Manager so I needed an alternative approach to doing the update.

I could have used a GP Macro to do the job (doing one while recording the macro to create a template to be populated from a CSV using Mail Merge) but it was easier to create a SQL script to do the job directly from the CSV (this is the same view I took for updating the Account Segment Master).

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Lack Of Updates

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, but I’ve been out of the office over the last couple of weeks for my birthday (I never work it), on client site and then back down to Cheshire for a week to pack the contents of the house I am selling as part of moving to the NE for work.

I’m now back and over this week will post a few SQL scripts I’ve written over the last year or so which you may find useful.

How To Deploy SSRS Reports In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2

Microsoft Dynamics GPEarlier this week I did a post on how to configure SQL Server Reporting Services for use with Microsoft Dynamics GP. This is the follow up post where I’m going to explain how to deploy the SSRS reports for GP.

To deploy the reports you need to open the Reporting Tools Setup window (Tools ¯ Setup ¯ System ¯ Reporting Tools Setup) Continue reading “How To Deploy SSRS Reports In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2”

How To Configure SQL Server Reporting Services In Order To Deploy Reporting Services Reports In GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe post following this will cover deploying SSRS reports within Microsoft Dynamics GP but I thought I’d cover configuring SSRS as a spearate post rather than assuming everyone has it already configured. A number of the clients I deal with have had GP for a while and never installed the SSRS reports but are now doing so.

When you install SQL Server Reporting Services at the same time as SQL Server you have the option to automatically configure SSRS with the default settings. In the case of someone who has SQL already installed but didn’t install SSRS at the same time, this is not an option.

This How To starts after SSRS has been added to the installation on the client machine at the point where you would start to configure it; if you’d like a walk through adding SSRS to an existing installation of SQL Server, let me know and I’ll sort one out.

To do the initial configuration of SSRS, or to change the configuration of an existing installation, you need to start the Reporting Services Configuration Manager (Start menu ¯ Programs ¯ Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 ?? Configuration Tools ¯ Reporting Services Configuration Manager) Continue reading “How To Configure SQL Server Reporting Services In Order To Deploy Reporting Services Reports In GP”

Restoring A Database Without Encountering A Locking Issue

Microsoft SQL ServerI periodically have problems when trying to restore a GP company database over the Test database as SQL reports that the database is currently in use.

One way of resolving is to restart the SQL Server but this is only possible on a stand alone test system which is not being used by other people but this approach is overkill.

The better solution is to change the database to single user, restore the database and change the database back to multiple user. This can be done manually through SQL Server Management Studio but is far easier done via a SQL script.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 MB2-867 Installation & Deployment Certification

Microsoft Dynamics GPNormal service for blog posts will soon be resumed.

I was out of the office last week learning about Microsoft Dynamics CRM and have passed the MB2-867 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Installation & Deployment certification; a nice addition to the three Microsoft Dynamics GP certs I already have.

Any items of interest I encounter about Dynamics CRM which relate to GP, such as the CRM-GP Connector, will be shared here.