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ClassicPress PluginsI migrated to ClassicPress last year and created ClassicPress versions of all of my plugins. This wasn;t just a case of creating an alternate versions, but extensively rewriting them in order to both add new functionality and to improve their security.

I’ve recently made changes to them all again to further improve them. If you use any of my plugins list on my Development site, you should download and install the latest version.

ClassicPress v2 is to include a Plugin Directory which is meant to be available in the second-half of 2020 which will mean automatic updates will then be available.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The fifth workflow enhancement is not a new workflow type, but the long overdue addition of the ability to import and export a workflow process. With this new enhancement, you can now export a workflow to a json file which you can use to import into an entirely separate Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation.

This means that you can copy a workflow from a development server into a live environment or, in the case of someone like myself who works for a partner, from our development system to a client’s system.

When you import a workflow process from a json file, you must specify the name of the new workflow (it defaults the name from the selected json file, but you can override the default name).

To export a workflow process, open the workflow to export and click Export/Import and then click Export:

Workflow Maintenance - Export

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The fourth workflow enhancement is the addition of a new workflow for approval of modifying security tasks. As with the security roles workflow there is an audit retained so that any changes need to be approved before they take effect:

Security Task Workflow

This workflow type works well with amended tasks needing to be approved before any of the changes take effect.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements
User Workflow
User Security Workflow
Security Roles Workflow
Security Tasks Workflow
Export and import workflows
Change approver for active workflow tasks
Vendor approval enhancements

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The third workflow enhancement is the addition of a workflow approval for the modification of security roles. This means that you can amend a security role, but it doesn;t take effect until after the changes have been approved. This is accomplished by holding the changes in an audit table until approved.

The workflow process is maintained in the same way as any other workflow process:

Security Roles Workflow

This workflow process works well; I tested by amending a security role and the user it was assigned to could not see any of the tasks added to the role until after the changes had been approved.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements
User Workflow
User Security Workflow
Security Roles Workflow
Security Tasks Workflow
Export and import workflows
Change approver for active workflow tasks
Vendor approval enhancements

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The second workflow enhancement is the addition of a user security workflow type. With this workflow, any change to a user’s security needs to be approved before it becomes active. There is an audit of the changes held, so that the users current security access is not impacted by the changes, until after they are approved. The workflow is created and maintained in the same way as any other workflow:

User Security Workflow

I did some testing and this workflow worked well. I was able to update the roles for a user and not have them take effect until approved. The fact the user workflow doesn’t work is, I believe, irrelevant as tghis is the workflow which will control what the user can do in Dynamics GP.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements
User Workflow
User Security Workflow
Security Roles Workflow
Security Tasks Workflow
Export and import workflows
Change approver for active workflow tasks
Vendor approval enhancements

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The first of the workflow enhancements is Workflow approval for the adding of new or amending of existing users. The workflow process is created in the same way as existing workflows:

Workflow Maintenance showing a User Approval workflow

I created and tested this workflow type and cannot get it to have any effect. Whether I create a new user or amend an existing one, the user account is fully usdable without any approval being done, even when the user shows that it is pending approval.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements
User Workflow
User Security Workflow
Security Roles Workflow
Security Tasks Workflow
Export and import workflows
Change approver for active workflow tasks
Vendor approval enhancements

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the workflow enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

This post is the series index for the workflow enhancements made to Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements
User Workflow
User Security Workflow
Security Roles Workflow
Security Tasks Workflow
Export and import workflows
Change approver for active workflow tasks
Vendor approval enhancements

The series index will, if you’re heading this on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant, automatically update as posts go-live.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the financial enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The seventh, and last, financial enhancement is the display of the check or card number in the Apply Sales Document window (Sales area page » Transactions » Apply Sales Document) which was was entered on the payment at the time of entry:

Apply Sales Document

The addition of the field has meant a little shuffling of existing fields on the window, but the addition of this field improves visibility and allow users to be sure they are applying the correct payment.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Filter inactive users in User Access Setup
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: More than 32 report options in Report Group
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Long description for payables transaction entries
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Expand the view of fiscal periods
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements: Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: User Security Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Roles Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Security Tasks Workflow
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Export and import workflows
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Change approver for active workflow tasks
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Workflow Enhancements: Vendor approval enhancements
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Copy Report Option
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Filter Item Stock Inquiry by Date
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Exclude Inactive Items on Item Price List Report
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Top Feature Requests: Minimize transaction when Go To is selected for PO that exists
Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – Financial Enhancements
Long description for payables transaction entries
Expand the view of fiscal periods
Show user who posted for Journal Entry Inquiry
Add Class ID to Fixed Assets Transfer
Document Attach available in Bank Reconciliation
Visual Cue for EFT Vendor on Edit Payment Batch
Show Check Number in Apply Sales Document window

PowerShell to run script bypassing execution policy

PowerShellIn yesterday’s article, I posted a script which can be used to download and delete files from a folder on an FTP site. When I tested it on one computer it worked fine, but on another it failed as the running of PowerShell is restricted. To avoid this error the PowerShell script can be saved to a file with a ps1 extension and then executed using the following (replace the highlighted section with your filename):

powershell -executionpolicy bypass -File "download files.ps1"

This will bypass the execution policy restricting the script from running and allow it to run without issue.