Organisational Accounts for Workflow in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 July Hotfix you now have the option of using Azure Active Directory Organization Accounts for the originator, approver and manager roles in Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow.

Making Azure Organisation Accounts work with Workflow for originators, approvers and managers now means that Workflow can be used in pure Azure environments which do not have a traditional Domain Controller available.

Lucas Miller on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog has a blog post running through the steps to configure and install the necessary components to use this new functionality.

GP Transaction Search v2: Customising the Configuration

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on installing and configuring version 2 of this free GP Transaction Search addin from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

GP Transaction Search is usable as soon as it has been installed, but can be customised in two ways by amending the GP.TransactionSearch.dll.config which is in the addins folder.

Firstly, you can change the SearchAsYouType valuer from True to False; I’d recommend this change for large datasets or where speed issues are detected:

GP.TransactionSearch.dll.config

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GP Transaction Search v2: Downloading and Installing

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on installing and configuring version 2 of this free GP Transaction Search addin from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

Now that the prerequisites are installed we can download and install the addin. GP Transaction Search can be downloaded from Precipio Services:

Precipio Services

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GP Transaction Search v2: Installing the Prerequisites

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on installing and configuring version 2 of this free GP Transaction Search addin from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

In version 2 there is a new prerequisite; the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) from Winthrop DC. In version 1, the GP Transaction Search window replaced the Transaction by Document window; in this version, VSIT has been used to allow the GP Transaction Search windows have their own menus.

VSIT is a separate download; there is a download for each version of Microsoft Dynamics GP going back to 2010. Select the correct version and download the file:

http://www.winthropdc.com/products_VSIT.htm#Downloads

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GP Transaction Search v2: Available Search Windows

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on installing and configuring version 2 of this free GP Transaction Search addin from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

The second version of GP transaction Search has followed along after version one very quickly. Despite that, it has gone from one search window for Payables Transactions, to including search windows for Receivables Management and Sales Order Processing.

In version one, the search window took over the menu of Transaction by Creditor Enquiry, but in this version, Steve has utilised the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit from Winthrop Development Consultants to create menus for each window:

Purchasing menuSales menu

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GP Transaction Search v2: Series Index

Precipio ServicesSteve Endow of Precipio Services has recently launched a new GP Transaction Search addin for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The initial version had only a PM Transaction Search which replaces the Transaction by Document window (Purchasing » Inquiry » Trx by Document) in the Purchasing series.

Following very quickly on from version one, is a second version of the addin which contains a number of enhancements; I decided to do this second series as the installation if v2 differs substantially from v1.

Over the next few posts, I’m going to be taking a look at the installation, configuration and future of version 2 of this add-on.

GP Transaction Search v2
Available Search Windows
Installing the Prerequisites
Downloading and Installing
Customising the Configuration

Microsoft Dynamics GP July Hotfix – 2018 Mid Year Tax Update Released

Microsoft Dynamics GPBack at the end of June, Microsoft released the Microsoft Dynamics GP July Hotfix – 2018 Mid Year Tax Update. I’ve delayed posting as there was a retraction and re-release of the hotfix due to some changes in Ontario tax and I decided to give it a little time to settle down.

There are a number of bug fixes in this release, two of which I reported to Microsoft:

Both of these fixes have been reported as fixed, so I will be giving this a test over the next few days, as I have a few clients waiting for these fixes.

Everyone will have their own notable fixes, but below is the list of items which I think will have relvance to my clients:

  • You may notice the Cash Receipts Inquiry Zoom window is cut off in certain areas, missing fields, after you upgrade to Dynamics GP 2018.
  • If a user’s workstations regional settings are set to the date format of DDMMYYY, transaction entry screens in web client does not reflect this date format. The main date in the top right corner does, but transaction entry screens do not. They show as MMDDYYY.
  • The VAT report was not including transactions that originated from General Ledger.
  • The VAT Report does not mark off transactions in the TX30000 table when regional settings are DATE/TIME format set to English-UK.
  • PM Payables Transaction Workflow A get/change operation on table ‘PM_Transcation_WORK’ failed.

For the full list of fixes, see the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog blog for full details and download links for supported versions of Dynamics GP (2015, 2016 and 2018).

Download links for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 are below:

Workflow Approval Request Error After Upgrade

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’ve assisted a few clients to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 recently and have seen two different errors cause problems with Workflow.

As part of the upgrade process, database objects are deployed and various scripts run against them. This includes the wfdeployclrassemblies stored procedure which deploys the .NET Assemblies required by Workflow for such tasks as AD lookups and sending of emails.

However, I’m going to make the running of this stored procedure a standard, manual, part of the upgrade as I am finding that if it isn’t run after the upgrade is complete, that AD lookups don’t work until it is (this usually manifests in approvals failing to find a user to email or approvals failing if the user had the email from before the upgrade). I might was preempt and do it manually every time in order to give clients a smoother process. To run the stored proc, open SQL Server Management Studio and, against the system database, typically called DYNAMICS run the following (it’ll take a few minutes):

exec wfdeployclrassemblies

The other issue I’ve now seen more than once (and have also seen when upgrading some clients to prior versions), is that during the upgrade the Workflow managers are lost:

Workflow Maintenance

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GP Transaction Search: Where Next?

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on the new, free, GP Transaction Search window from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

The GP Transaction Search is in in its first version; I think that Steve has made a very good start and I look forward to seeing the progress in future.

Steve isn’t allowing moss to grow, but is instead hard at work on version two, which includes new search windows for the General Ledger and Receivables Management modules as well as custom menus (rather than replacing the Transaction by Document menu) by using Visual Studio Integration Toolkit from Winthrop DC:

After version two comes out with these new search windows, I’d like to see additional windows created for Purchase Order Processing, Sales Order Processing and Inventory Control and, in longer term, other modules. The good news on this front, is that Steve has aspirations to create windows for additional modules as well.

The GP Transaction Search project is an open source one created by Steve Endow, but other people can get involved and contribute. If you find the project useful, consider seeing how you can be of assistance. I’ve already done this and have, since before the release of v1, been offering my assistance with testing and, more recently, with writing SQL queries.

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GP Transaction Search: Customising the Returned Data

Precipio ServicesThis post is part of the series on the new, free, GP Transaction Search window from Steve Endow of Precipio Services.

A couple of posts ago, I covered installing the stored procedure (which I erroneously referred to as a view when I first posted). The stored proc controls the returned data which in turns controls what is displayed in the search results window.

Customising the returned data is as simple as amending the stored procedure. If, for example, I wanted to add the suppliers country, I can add the following (highlighted) line and save the altered stored proc:

SELECT TOP 200 	
	P.Origin, 
	V.COUNTRY AS 'Country',
	RTRIM(P.DOCNUMBR) DocNum,

Any change does need some familiarity with SQL and stored procedures, but is pretty straightforward.

Before the change is committed, this is the returned data:

PM Transaction Search

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