MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Display Debits before Credits

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 has been released and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The twenty second Feature of the Day is . A top suggestion on the MS Connect site, this feature moves the Debit column to display before the Credit column by default in account transaction reporting options in which the Credit column previously displayed before the Debit column.

This applies to SmartLists and Excel Reports, as well as the database tables and views on which the reports are based.

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Combined General Ledger Inquiry

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The ninth Feature of the Day is Combined General Ledger Inquiry.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 in General Ledger, the inquiry windows have been consolidated. Now, you can view open and historical information in the same window for Summary Inquiry, Detail Inquiry and for Account Summary.

Any GoTos or drill backs will now go to the single window instead of the user picking open or history.

Combined General Ledger Summary Inquiry

Combined General Ledger Detailed Inquiry

This particular feature is well overdue. It always feels a little embarrassing when doing user training for a new client and having to show them separate enquiry windows for open and history years.

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Error In SmartList Excluding One Category

Microsoft Dynamics GPA client reported an error to our service desk recently when they were working with an Account Transactions SmartList which they were trying to filter to exclude a particular Account Category. When they entered the search criteria they received a string of error messages.

First:

Microsoft Dynamics GP - GPS Error: 58
Microsoft Dynamics GP

GPS Error: 58

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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reverse Year End Close

The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The twenty-sixth Feature of the Day covered is Reverse Year End Close. This feature adds the ability to reverse the GL Year End Close Process in order to open the previous fiscal year.

Before the reversal is performed then users are warned to create a backup and also verifies that all users are logged out of GP prior to starting.

The Reverse Historical Year button will be disabled if the end-user is not maintaining history in the GL Setup form.

The reverse is done by opening the Year-End Closing window (Financial >> Routines >> Year-End Closing) and clicking the Reverse Historical Year button.

The most recently closed year can then be reopened:

Reverse Historical Year

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: SmartList Designer Go To's
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Login
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Requisitions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Copy And Paste To General Ledger Transaction Entry
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Types
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow User Delegation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Fixed Asset ID From The Asset Class
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Scalability Groups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Calendar
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reprint Outstanding Transaction in Bank Reconciliation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Requisition Management Integration Points
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Sort Order for Checks
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attach - Scan
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow History
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Email Notifications
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Azure Backups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Analysis and Assignment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Sales Script and Additional Information
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Dashboards
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Management Reporter Web Viewer
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Take Company Offline
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Encumbrance SQL Reporting Services Reports
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email Or Print Any Report In Word Format
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reverse Year End Close
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attachment On Payables Transactions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Roll Down Segment Changes
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Assign An Item To Multiple Sites
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Replace OLE Note With Document Attachment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: OLE Notes Migration Utility
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Order Prepayment Additions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Print Remaining Documents
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email By Document Type

Cashbook Bank Management – Value Exists In The PM_Key_MSTR Table

A client had an odd error with the Cashbook Bank Management module the other day when trying to enter a deposit; the following was printed on the exception report when trying to post the transaction:

Value exists in the PM_Key_MSTR table

I did some digging around and found that the Next Voucher Number field in Payables Management Setup – Options (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu >> Tools >> Setup >> Purchasing >> Payables Setup) was blank.

I set a new value in the Next Voucher Number field and the deposit could be posted without problem.

EFT File Format Import/Export Error

I’ve recently been creating an HSBC Standard 18 BACs file format for a client in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2.

Unfortunately, once I released it to their system, they reported an error with the import where the Creditor’s Cheque Name wasn’t being output on the resulting file.

I did some testing and it turns out to be a bug in the export function of the EFT File Format (Cards >> Financial >> EFT File Format) window in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2; I have subsequently tested on GP 2010 SP3 and GP 2013 and the import/export works fine. I realised something odd was going on when I looked at the template in the EFT File Format window (Cards >> Financial >> EFT File Format) and saw that while the Series was defined as Purchasing in the header, the scrolling window for the Data Field only had Receivables Management tables and fields available to it and not the Payables Management tables and fields I would expect;

EFT File Format

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Copy AA Trx Dimensions For POP, SOP And GL

Microsoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The sixty second feature they’ve announced is Copy AA Trx Dimensions for POP, SOP And GL.

In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 when you copy a Sales Transaction (SOP) or Purchase Order (POP), you can now include the Analytical Accounting Transaction Dimension information;

Copy a Sales Order

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Journal Entry History Inquiry

Microsoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The forty first feature they’ve announced is Journal Entry History Inquiry.

In versions prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, the only Journal Entry Inquiry was on open year journals. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 introduces the ability to perform an inquiry on historical years.

This feature modifies the Journal Entry Inquiry window to display information for both open and historical year journal entries;

Journal Entry History Inquiry

In the past I’ve directed users to the SmartList for doing a lookup on historical year journals, but this amended inquiry provides a quick, and much simpler, way for users to do this lookup.

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • CFO
  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Accountant

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Saved GL Batch Approval

Microsoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The thirty seventh feature they’ve announced is Saved GL Batch Approval.

The Year-To_Date Transaction Open (GL20000) and Account Transaction History (GL30000) tables have been updated with new columns to store the approval user (APRVLUSERID) and date (APPRVLDT) in order to enhance tracking; this information will be passed from Posting Definitions Master (SY00500) when the batch is posted.

These two new columns can be used on reports;

SQL Server Management Studio

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accountant
  • Controller & CFO

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Reconcile IV To GL

Microsoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The fifteenth feature they’ve announced is Reconcile IV To GL.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 saw the introduction of the Reconcile to GL report which allowed the automation of the reconciliation of differences in Receivables Management and Payables Management to the General Ledger. In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 the Inventory Control module will be added to the Reconcile to GL to help users identify the differences between the Historical Inventory Trial Balance and the GL inventory accounts;

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