Script to Update Purchasing Unit of Measure in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPWhile I am a big advocate of making changes to data via the front end or using an officially supported integration tool, there are times when a SQL script is the quicker way of making a small update.

I recently needed to update the purchasing unit of measure on 60,000 inventory items. The below SQL script was created to make this update:

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Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of an IT Professional (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk) This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Int). */
UPDATE ['Inventory Item Master'] SET ['Inventory Item Master'].PRCHSUOM = ['Inventory U of M Schedule Detail Setup'].UOFM FROM IV00101 AS ['Inventory Item Master'] --Item Master (IV00101) INNER JOIN IV40202 AS[/sqlgrey] ['Inventory U of M Schedule Detail Setup'] --Inventory U of M Schedule Detail Setup (IV40202) ON [/sqlgrey] ['Inventory U of M Schedule Detail Setup'].UOMSCHDL = ['Inventory Item Master'].UOMSCHDL

This script was suitable for the client’s data against which it was run, but may not be suitable for all data configurations.

As always before running a script, make sure you understand what the script does, test it on a test company/system and have a good backup before running on live and verify the results.

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