In this series I am taking a look at how macros can be used to update data in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
As I said in the last post, which covered the playing of a macro, in this post I am going to show how the macro can be played quicker than using the standard Play option.
Credit for this one goes to MVP Leslie Vail, who blogged about it back in 2014. There is a Dex.ini setting which needs to be set to make this function available:
This needs to be configured on any client machine which will be used to run macros. If you are a user of the GP Power Tools you can use the Dex.ini Configuration to roll out this switch to all clients:
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This post is part of the Hands On With the GP Power Tools (GPPT) – Administrator Tools series in which I am taking a hands on look at the various tools offered by GPPT.
The Dex.ini Configuration ( ) window can be used to automate changes to the Dex.ini settings for all workstations. This is a very useful tool, especially when there are either a lot of desktop clients installed or a lot of Citrix/terminal servers:
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There are a lot of switches available which can be added to the Dex.ini file; Leslie Vail did a post back in February 2014 where she listed all of the switches she knows (and a long list it is too).
I need to have a proper through Leslie’s list again soon as there are some very useful switches. Two that caught my eye recently, which are on Leslie’s list, were actually posted by Béat Bucher on the Dynamics Community Forum (I was searching for something else when I found the post):
These switches set the last DSN used and then disable the Server drop down to stop users changing it. This is useful when there are several DNSs created on the client machine (required for other applications), but only one of them is for Dynamics GP.
If a user forgets the password set against a Budget it cannot be amended through Microsoft Dynamics GP, but can be removed through SQL Server; the same stands true for the System Password as well.
The first script in this post, removes the password of a budget; this SQL is not mine, but was posted by Leslie Vail in this post on the Dynamics Community forum.
To run this script change the highlighted section to the name of the budget which needs the password reset:
BUDPWRD = 0x00202020202020202020202020202020
BUDGETID = 'budget id'
A very similar script can be used to reset the System Password. If you are using a Named System Database, change the highlighted DYNAMICS text to the name of your System Database:
Password = 0X00202020202020202020202020202020
If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll be aware that I have been doing a detailed review of Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications;
I sometimes feel that in my reviews I may be coming across too critical. If so, I apologise because I actually think the book is really good and I have a lot of respect for Leslie and her contributions to the Dynamics community.
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There are many people who contribute to the Microsoft Dynamics community during the year. As this blog is focussed on Microsoft Dynamics GP there are a number of outstanding people as contenders for entry on the Top 100 Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics 2013 list which is at the voting stage.
I’ve taken a look at the list and read the clarion calls from Mark Polino, Leslie Vail and Jivtesh Singh to vote for David Musgrave (the man behind Developing for Dynamics GP and the incredibly useful Support Debugging Tool). I have done so and would encourage other people to consider casting your vote for him as well; he can be found on page 4.
I have many other outside work items competing for my time at the moment which, combined with being busy at work is leaving me little time for reviewing. To that end I’m snatching an hour while sat at a hotel in the Midlands (South Yorkshire to be exact) to add another part to my review of Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications published in October by Packt Publishing;
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I started reviewing Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, a few weeks ago. To do this review I decided to take a read through and complete all the examples she gives on developing an application as I’ve only had very limited experience with Dexterity;
Today, it is time for part 5 of my review where I look at Chapter 6: Deploying a Dexterity Solution where Leslie covers the following key topics:
- System requirements
- Versions and builds
- Table creation routines
- Completing the application
- Creating the chunk file
- Testing in a multi-dictionary environment
- Distributing the completed application
This chapter has a fair bit of explanatory text covering each of the key topics.
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I started reviewing Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications,which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, a few weeks ago. To do this review I decided to take a read through and complete all the examples she gives on developing an application as I’ve only had very limited experience with Dexterity;
Today I’m taking a look at Chapter 5 which covers sanScript and how to add it to windows to enable the required functionality. The key topics to be covered are:
- Introduction to sanScript
- Scrolling Windows
Continue reading “Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 4”