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: Computer Prepayments

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

The eighty sixth feature they’ve announced is Computer Prepayments.

This feature allows a user or multiple users to process a Purchase Order Prepayment using a computer check or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). The process is managed from the creation of the purchase order with the prepayment through the consumption of the prepayment when the vendor invoice is posted.

When raising a purchase order, there is now a field for entering the Prepayment amount (which can be printed on the PO);

Purchase Order Entry

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Reprint Payables Management Remittance

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

The fifty eighth feature they’ve announced is Reprint Payables Management Remittance.

Now, in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, you can reprint the vendor check stub or remittance form after you’ve processed the payment. You can see invoices that were paid, credits that were applied and other information that displays on the check stub or remittance.

Re-create Check Stub is available on the Payables Payments Zoom window;

Payables Payments Zoom

Check Remittance

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Certified Accountant
  • Accounting Manager

Enabling Email Cheque Remittances For All Suppliers

In two previous posts I discussed testing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010’s new Email Remittance functionality; first, by setting up creditors with an internal email address and, then, by transferring the email address from the INET1 field to the new EmailToAddress field.

The other script which I used, and forgot to post, was the one which configures all of the creditors, who are not currently configured for email remittances Continue reading

Missing Transaction In Cashbook Bank Management?

I dealt with an issue yesterday where a manual payment had been entered into Payables Transaction Entry (Transactions >> Purchasing >> Transaction Entry) but was not showing up in Bank Management’s Reconciliation screen (Transactions >> Financial >> Bank Management >> Reconciliation).

The reason for this is actually quite simple, but I can’t help but feel it is a little bug like. Only payments made directly via Transaction Entry or those produced during the payment run (Transactions >> Purchasing >> Select Cheques) are posted to Bank Management. If you need to do a manual payment into Payables, or a manual receipt into Receivables, then this needs to be done via CBM Batch Entry (Transactions >> Financial >> Bank Management >> Batches) Continue reading

Check Remittance Run-time error ’13’ – Type Mismatch: Follow Up

Microsoft Dynamics GPWe heard back from the Development Team in Fargo, who David Musgrave contacted regarding the issue we encountered with the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library.

They recommend that packages should be moved around using the Customisation Maintenance (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu >> Tools >> Customise >> Customisation Maintenance) to Import/Export the modified reports. Rather than doing this, which runs the potential risk of leaving client machines with an outdated REPORTS.dic we have been pointing the clients at a centralised REPORTS.dic on a server and copying only the Dynamics.vba to each client (we change the reports more often than the VBA).

Using Customisation Maintenance to Import the package file to each client would have prevented the problem as it would use the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library reference on the local machine. Doing it the way we do, by copying the VBA, transfers the reference within the VBA file.

This is an issue for internal discussion and we perhaps need to change the process we use for dictionary files.

Check Remittance Run-time error ’13’ – Type Mismatch

Microsoft Dynamics GPI implemented the VBA workaround for cheque remittances on a test system for another client site, to make sure they don’t see the undefined symbol error, the other day after I upgraded Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 to GP 2010 and tested the remittance to ensure it worked. amend VBA on Server 2008 R2 SP1

When the client came to test the remittance themselves on the test Citrix Server they got a type mismatch error;

Run-time error 13: Type mismatch

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Going Live With Remittances By Email – Transferring Email Addresses

Microsoft Dynamics GPA few days ago I posted about testing email remittances and supplied a SQL script for use on the test system to ensure emails remained internal and didn’t get sent to creditors.

I’ve also written a script which will transfer the email address from the current Internet Information column (with the assumption that the email address is in INET1) across to the new EmailToAddress column and then blank out the INET1 column so data is not being held, and therefore maintained, in two fields. Continue reading

Testing Remittances By Email – Keeping Emails Internal

Microsoft Dynamics GPAs you’ve probably been able to tell from my previous posts, I’ve been assisting a client in configuring Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 so they can test remittances by email.

One of the things I have done for them is produce two SQL scripts to ensure emails do not leave their organisation and reach suppliers telling them of payments being made in the test system. Continue reading

Not Privileged To Run this Report Error in Payables Select Checks

Microsoft DynamicsI upgraded a customer to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 a couple of weeks ago and they have started to explore some of the new features. After fixing their payment run problem they enabled the new functionality for emailing remittances. Continue reading