Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: eConnect Incoming Queue Bug Fixed

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In this series of posts, I will be stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

The series index for this series of posts is here and will automatically update as posts go live.

There was a bug in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and 2016 versions of eConnect whereby the Integration Service was unable to process messages from the Incoming Queue.

I’ve done some testing of this in eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, and I’m delighted to confirm that the bug has now been fixed. This is great news as it means we will no longer need to be installing the Incoming queue for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2.

My colleague, Laura Bowie, has also informed me that the year end updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and 2016 has also seen this bug fixed.

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When exec wfDeployCLRAssemblies Just Isn’t Enough

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’ve posted a few times about errors in Workflow requiring the wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure to be run again (1 2 3), but the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog has posted an article about how this is sometimes not sufficient to resolve the problem and the procedures, functions and assemblies deployed by the wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure need to be deleted.

To this end, the blog post contains a series of scripts which need to be run before thew wfDeployCLRAssemblies stored procedure is executed. There are versions of the script for Microsoft Dynamics 2013 R2, 2015 (including 2015 R2) and 2016 (including 2016 R2).

If your problem still isn’t fixed, then a support case would need to be raised.

Dexterity Development ‘Unhandled script exception’ on data area

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’ve been doing some work recently on upgrading some Dexterity code to work with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 (both the RTM and R2). After compiling the new dictionary, I started Microsoft Dynamics GP and as the home page was loading got the following error:

MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic - Unhandled script exception: SCRIPTS - data area. EXCEPTION_CLASS_SCRIPT_MISSING

MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic

Unhandled script exception:
SCRIPTS - data area

EXCEPTION_CLASS_SCRIPT_MISSING

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Error Running Dexterity in Debug Mode

Microsoft Dynamics GPI was working on upgrading some Dexterity code a little while ago and encountered a problem in the code. I tried to enter debug mode and received a message that Utilities for the custom dictionary needed to be run:

You need to run MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic Utilities before you can run MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic. Do you want to launch MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic Utilities now?

I spent a little while looking into why this was happening and found a few posts saying to copy the Dex.ini file into a Data folder in the dictionary location, but this had no effect.

Instead the Dex.ini file should be copied into a folder under the install location of Dexterity, which for Dexterity 16 (Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016) is, by default:

%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Dexterity\Dex 16.0

Once the Dex.ini file had been copied into the installation folder of Dexterity, I was able to enter debug mode without further issue.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Cookbook Now Available In August

Microsoft Dynamics GPMark Polino and I have been working on a new version of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook for Dynamics GP 2016. Originally, it was scheduled for publication in January 2017.

However, Mark and I were able to proceed a tad ahead of schedule, meaning the Cookbook is now slated for release in August:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook

That’s right; scheduled for release this month. Five months ahead of schedule. Don’t worry though, the quality is as high, if not higher, than previous versions as this book is a genuine collaboration between Mark and I. By splitting the work in this way, we were each able to focus on particular areas in which we had strengths.

We also received good feedback, to guide improvements, from fellow MVPS Leslie Vail and Jivtesh Singh.

You can pre-order the book from Packt Publishing, and very soon your pre-orders will be shipped. From what I gather the book should be available to order, as opposed to pre-order, in the next week or so, so you won’t need to wait long to receive your copy.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release Date Announced

Microsoft Dynamics GPPam Misialek announced the release date of Microsoft Dynamics GP on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog yesterday: it is expected to be generally available on the 1st of May 2016.

Microsoft Dynamics GP includes the new HTML5 web client which will be compatible across multiple browsers and devices like iPads and Android tablets.

New Odata connections will be available for Power BI as well as new features requested by the Dynamics GP Community.

There will be posts on the new features starting soon which I will be reposting (as I normally do) with a little commentary on each one.

So hopefully on 1/5/2016 we’ll be able to get our hands on Dynamics GP 2016; good timing as I’m just coming back from holiday then.