SmartList Pane Sizes

Microsoft Dynamics GPOne of my biggest problems with the SmartList in Microsoft Dynamics GP is the size of the two panes. The left hand pane resizes itself when you change the size of SmartList; when maximised it ends up being two fifths of the screen size which seriously cuts down the space for viewing the report.

But, now, help is at hand. Frank Hamelly, a Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP, on GP2themax has posted a modified SmartList window, from Nicole Albertson of Microsoft, which resizes the left pane.

The modified window is loaded in via Customisation Maintenance (Microsoft Dynamics menu » Tools » Customise » Customisation Maintenance) from a .package file and works by keeping the left pane a set size which maximises the pane showing the report data.

Hopefully, the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP will come with a built in solution to this.

Management Reporter SP2 Now Available For Download

Microsoft Dynamics GPDynamics Corporate Performance Management has announced that Management Reporter Service Pack 2 was now available for download. This release of Management Reporter adds compliance with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, better support for rounding adjustments and adjustment periods and performance improvements for reports with large numbers of transactions, many calculated rows, and Analytical Accounting.

It is available now from PartnerSource or CustomerSource (login required).

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Utilities: BCP Utility Error

Microsoft Dynamics GPI have just returned from customer site where I did an upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (I wish they’d called it GP 11 as the current nomenclature confuses customers) and got the error I often get when upgrading or installing GP on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 systems and have forgotten to do one of two very simple things. The explanation of the two things later, but first, the error message;

An error occurred while using the BCP utility--data was not correctly copied to the server. Please verify your ODBC settings and that BCP has been correctly installed. Microsoft Dynamics Utilities will now exit.

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Dynamics GP “12” – Named System Database Architecture

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have recently been expanding on the roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics GP “12” (expected to be launched as Microsoft Dynamics GP 2012). One of the features which most interests me is the Named System Database Architecture. Continue reading “Dynamics GP “12” – Named System Database Architecture”