Error Running Dexterity in Debug Mode

Microsoft Dynamics GPI was working on upgrading some Dexterity code a little while ago and encountered a problem in the code. I tried to enter debug mode and received a message that Utilities for the custom dictionary needed to be run:

You need to run MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic Utilities before you can run MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic. Do you want to launch MIS_AMS_Ext_160.dic Utilities now?

I spent a little while looking into why this was happening and found a few posts saying to copy the Dex.ini file into a Data folder in the dictionary location, but this had no effect.

Instead the Dex.ini file should be copied into a folder under the install location of Dexterity, which for Dexterity 16 (Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016) is, by default:

%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Dexterity\Dex 16.0

Once the Dex.ini file had been copied into the installation folder of Dexterity, I was able to enter debug mode without further issue.

Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 5

Microsoft Dynamics GPI started reviewing Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, a few weeks ago. To do this review I decided to take a read through and complete all the examples she gives on developing an application as I’ve only had very limited experience with Dexterity;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Today, it is time for part 5 of my review where I look at Chapter 6: Deploying a Dexterity Solution where Leslie covers the following key topics:

  • System requirements
  • Versions and builds
  • Table creation routines
  • Completing the application
  • Creating the chunk file
  • Testing in a multi-dictionary environment
  • Distributing the completed application

This chapter has a fair bit of explanatory text covering each of the key topics.

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