We heard back from the Development Team in Fargo, who David Musgrave contacted regarding the issue we encountered with the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library.
They recommend that packages should be moved around using the Customisation Maintenance (Microsoft Dynamics GP menu » Tools » Customise » Customisation Maintenance) to Import/Export the modified reports. Rather than doing this, which runs the potential risk of leaving client machines with an outdated REPORTS.dic we have been pointing the clients at a centralised REPORTS.dic on a server and copying only the Dynamics.vba to each client (we change the reports more often than the VBA).
Using Customisation Maintenance to Import the package file to each client would have prevented the problem as it would use the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library reference on the local machine. Doing it the way we do, by copying the VBA, transfers the reference within the VBA file.
This is an issue for internal discussion and we perhaps need to change the process we use for dictionary files.
I implemented the VBA workaround for cheque remittances on a test system for another client site, to make sure they don’t see the undefined symbol error, the other day after I upgraded Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 to GP 2010 and tested the remittance to ensure it worked. amend VBA on Server 2008 R2 SP1
When the client came to test the remittance themselves on the test Citrix Server they got a type mismatch error;
Continue reading “Check Remittance Run-time error ’13’ – Type Mismatch”
It seems it is a week for Integration Manager errors. Another client has logged an error when using Integration Manager. In this case, they were attempting to load a payroll journal using the GL Trx One Source File integration Continue reading “Integration Manager Error: ADO Field Is Nothing”
I like dealing with Microsoft Dynamics GP as it is easy to use and is a very flexible system. I don’t enjoy using some of the related systems as much and most especially Integration Manager.
We have a few customers who use it for importing journals or invoices into the system from elsewhere and occasionally they encounter errors which are more than an incorrectly formatted file so they contact the helpdesk to log a call.
One such involved the below error message regarding the source document ‘GJ’ not existing Continue reading “Integration Manager Error: Source Document ‘GJ’ Does Not Exist”
One of the issues which has annoyed me about Windows 7 for a while now has, since I started writing this blog, moved on from being an annoyance to being seriously aggravating. It’s a meme I don’t really like but it does perfectly convey my emotions;
Continue reading “Windows 7: Working With Images Leading to FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU”
It’s always the small things which catch you out.
The recent test upgrade for a client I did between Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 SP5 and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 hit a minor snag during the GP Utilities section of the upgrade which resulted in this error message;
Continue reading “Installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 – Database Compatibility Issue”
Over the last two or three years the VAT rate in the UK has changed three times; temporarily down to 15% from 17.5% and then back up a year later before a permanent rise in January 2011. On each occasion we issued advice to customers on how to handle these changes within Microsoft Dynamics GP; there were two ways for them to make the change; either create a new Tax Detail or amend the existing one. Personally I recommended the former as it is somewhat cleaner; you can tell at a glance what the VAT rate will be without the need to check the date the invocie was registered. If the latter option was taken users needed to remember which rate is effective on what date during the cross over period which means lots of scope for errors. Continue reading “Feature Explained: Date Effective Tax Rates”
Mark Polino has an article titled The Roots of Microsoft Dynamics GP: Where Have All the Accountants Gone? on MS Dynamics World where he questions the growing number of people with a technology background, rather than an accountancy background, now involved with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
I have to admit to being one of these technology people; I started life as a developer before moving to support and finally into consultancy, implementation and training with some pre-sales thrown in on the side.
Mark is a CPA who now implements GP; I’m implementing GP and am thinking about getting myself a qualification from one of the accountancy bodies here in the UK. As time has passed I have collected a fair amount of knowledge and understanding of accountancy practices and think it would be beneficial if I expanded upon and certified this knowledge.
My current problem is that there are so many certification bodies in the UK that I am having problems choosing which one to go for! Do I go for the Association of Accounting Technicians, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or one of the others?
If anyone reading would like to offer suggestions then please comment below.
When installing Microsoft Dynamics GP on an x64 OS such as Windows Server 2008 R2 the Data Sources (ODBC) in Control Panel cannot be used as this will create an x64 data source whereas Microsoft Dynamics GP will only work with an x86 data source.
An x86 ODBC connection can be created by using the Data Sources (ODBC) which is located in %windir%\syswow64\odbcad32.exe. You can navigate to it using Windows Explorer or by using the Windows Run command;