I am a little behind posting this one, but I think it is quite important to spread the news widely.
David Musgrave, now of WinthropDC, used to work at Microsoft and was the main author of the Developing for Dynamics GP blog which was part of the msdn blogs. This blog was an absolutely great resource on Dynamics GP, especially on more technical areas.
However, showing the impermanence of the Internet, earlier this year Microsoft announced that they would be closing down that platform. In order that useful posts weren’t lost, David has downloaded all of the old posts from the blog, which he deemed still useful on current versions, and imported them onto his new WinthropDC blog.
All of these posts have been categorised as Developing for Dynamics GP; in time they will also start to show up in search engine results.
This post is a bit of a “blast from the past” which I am posting as it seemed quite hard to find and you never know when I’ll need it again.
A client on Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 (we’re talking to them now about an upgrade to GP 2015) is in the process of setting up a new company and needs to be printing out a few of reports (SI, SR, PO and Remittance) with different logos for the new company.
If you’re a new GP user you’re probably used to the Word Templates which have the logo supplied from the library in Template Configuration ( ) or by assigning different Word Templates to the different companies.
However, as longer time GP users are aware, the Word Templates were introduced in Dynamics GP 2010; before that all reports were produced using the modified reports created in Report Writer where it wasn’t really possible to have different logos.
That is, it wasn’t possible to have different logos in the same place. Way back in 2008 David Musgrave (while a Microsoftie) did a post on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog on how to have a conditional logo on the modified report by using a conditional field to show or hide logos.
It’s not really a solution that can be called elegant (hey it involves Report Writer!), but it was most certainly a useful one. So until this client gets their upgrade performed (hopefully first quarter 2015) I need to get their modified reports customised to hide the logo for their main company when producing documents and the exact steps had faded from memory somewhat.
So I needed to hunt out the old post I remembered David writing (I also remember using it back in 2008) and it actually took a little finding (found it through a question on the Community Forum).
He somehow slipped it out without me noticing, but David Musgrave of the Developing for Dynamics GP
blog released Support Debugging Tool Build 17
before Christmas; this is the build which added support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.
He was back yesterday with a hotfix release to fix a couple of issues.
Partners can download SDT from PartnerSource (login required); if you’re a customer you’ll need to contact your partner to obtain it for you.
David has links to SDT for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 and 2010 here.