MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Multi-Select Serial Numbers

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

The thirty sixth feature they’ve announced is Multi-Select Serial Numbers.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 brings the ability to select multiple serial numbers at the same time. Up till now each serial number had to be selected and submitted separately.

As the below screenshot of Item Serial Number Entry shows, multiple serial numbers can be highlighted for insertion at the same time;

Item Serial Number Entry

I like this feature and can see it being quite a good time saver when entering sales orders.

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • Order Processor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Shop Supervisor
  • Customer Service Rep

How To Install Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP – Configure Adapters

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis is the third post in the series on how to install the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP; the first two posts covered the prerequisites and installation. This one will show the step-by-step process to configure the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics 2011 adapters.

To configure the adapters, open the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics program (Start menu » All Programs » Microsoft Dynamics » Microsoft Dynamics Adapter » Connector for Microsoft Dynamics) where you will be presented, on first run, the Adapter Settings utility which will be on the Activate new adapters page.

Enter the Integration Account (in my case DOMAIN\DynamicsConnector) and password and also the URL for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Discovery Service.

The account being used for the Integration Account needs to be a valid CRM user with organization level read privileges for SystemUser (I usually do this by creating a role only with this one security privilege) on the organisations you’re going to integrate into. This user will be added to the following security roles by the configuration utility (which I’ll cover in a moment);

  • System Customizer
  • Dynamics Integration (this security role is automatically created)

The URL for my system is http://azc-crm1:5555/XRMServices/2011/Discovery.svc (your address can be found in Dynamics CRM under Settings » Customise » Developer Resources);

Adapter Settings - Activate New Adapters

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