Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: eConnect prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. One of the main integration tools used with Microsoft Dynamics GP is eConnect; however, before eConnect can be installed, there are two prerequisites which need to be installed.

I’ve posted about these prerequisites before, so I’ll link back to the original posts; the version of Windows Server may have changed, but the process is the same.

The first prerequisite, is to set the service account as a local administrator on the server. Without doing this, the eConnect services will not start correctly.

Secondly, you need to install the MSMQ Triggers Windows feature. Without this, the Incomging/Outgoing eConnect queues cannot be installed.

Once these two prerequisites are met, you’ll be ready to install eConnect on the server.

Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create a project

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress which is part of the Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress series.

With GlotPress installed, the next step is to create a project. Do this by navigating to the GlotPress page on the site with the plugin installed. The URL will be https://{yourdomain}/glotpress/ (switch out the highlighted section for your websites URL.

Click the Create a New Project link:

GlotPress Projects page

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Create new company

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this post, I am going to take a look at creating a new company in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

To create a new company, launch GP Utilities and log in as sa:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Creating administrators

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Translating a ClassicPress plugin which is part of the Translating a ClassicPress plugin series.

Wth the GlotPress plugin installed, it is now availabe for use. Anyone can create a translation set, but users can be designated as administrators and have the ability to administer projects. Before we create a project, we’ll take a quick diversion to create an administrator.

Do this by editing a user; if you scroll down to the bottom of their profile, there is a GlotPress section under which you can mark the Grant this user administrative privileges in GlotPress:

Edit user profile

Translating a ClassicPress plugin

Translating a ClassicPress plugin
What is Internationalization and Localization?
Why is Internationalization and Localization important?
When should a plugin be internationalized?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: How does internationalization work?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: What is a Text Domain and how is it specified?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localization functions
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Which localization functions to use?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't paramaterize your text domain
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string containing a parameter
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including plurals
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including notes for the translator
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't include HTML markup in localization
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't localize URLs
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including line breaks
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Load plugin translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: What is Poedit?
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Download Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Install Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create New Translation Template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create Translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: What is GlotPress?
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Download and install GlotPress
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Creating administrators
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create a project
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translation template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create new translation set
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Export translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress
What is GlotPress?
Download and install GlotPress
Creating administrators
Create a project
Import translation template
Import translations
Create new translation set
Export translations

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Client first run

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. With the sample company added, I can now log into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The first time you log in, there will be a short pause as the SQL Messages are added to the database:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Download and install GlotPress

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Translating a ClassicPress plugin which is part of the Translating a ClassicPress plugin series.

The plugin version of GlotPress is easy to install on ClassicPress; on the ClassicPress site it is to be installed into, navigate to the Add New page of the Plugins.

Enter glotpress in the search field; the first result should be the plugin, so click the Install Now button:

Add Plugins page showing the GlotPress plugin ready for install

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Add sample company

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Over the series so far, I have downloaded and installed the prerequisites and client and then deployed the system database. In this post, I am going to add the sample company.

To do this, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

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Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: What is GlotPress?

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the sub-series on Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress which is part of the Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress series. In the previous part of the wider series, I blogged about using PO Edit to translate a plugin.

PO Edit is not the only tool available for translating a ClassicPress plugin; there is another one called GlotPress. I tend to view PO Edit as a tool for one person to create translation sets for ClassicPress, although it does support collaboration. GlotPress on the other hand is intended for the collaborative translations of plugins and themes.

GlotPress comes in two flavours:

  1. Standalone website
  2. Plugin

The plugin works with both ClassicPress and WordPress and can also be used to translate any software which uses gettext. Over the course of this series, I will be looking at the plugin version of GlotPress.

Translating a ClassicPress plugin

Translating a ClassicPress plugin
What is Internationalization and Localization?
Why is Internationalization and Localization important?
When should a plugin be internationalized?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: How does internationalization work?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: What is a Text Domain and how is it specified?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localization functions
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Which localization functions to use?
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't paramaterize your text domain
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string containing a parameter
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including plurals
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including notes for the translator
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't include HTML markup in localization
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Don't localize URLs
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Localizing a string including line breaks
Internationalizing a ClassicPress plugin: Load plugin translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: What is Poedit?
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Download Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Install Poedit
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create New Translation Template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with Poedit: Create Translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: What is GlotPress?
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Download and install GlotPress
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Creating administrators
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create a project
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translation template
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Import translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Create new translation set
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress: Export translations
Translating a ClassicPress plugin with GlotPress
What is GlotPress?
Download and install GlotPress
Creating administrators
Create a project
Import translation template
Import translations
Create new translation set
Export translations

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Deploy system database

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. As mentioned in the last post, the client installation these days includes the server installation. With one client now installed, the next step is to deploy the system database.

Do this by launching GP Utilities from the Windows Start menu and log in using the SQL Server sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - login

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Microsoft Dynamics GP client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. In a previous post, i downloaded the media so the next action is to install the client.

Back in the old days of Microsoft Dynamics GP 9, I would have installed the server components first, but since Dynamics GP 10, the client includes the media. When you launch the Setup Utility from the installation media on a machine for the first time, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup will run.

Click Install to install the listed components:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Bootstrapper Setup

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