The Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word allows the Word Templates used for outputting vendor or customer documents to be amended and have new fields added to them. Things work best if you have both the Microsoft Dynamics GP client and Microsoft Word on the same computer, but this isn;t technically necessary as you could copy the exported Word Template between machines to make the changes and then transfer it back for import.
To install the add-in, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under the Additional Products heading, select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:
The OData service allows for reporting services such as PowerBI to connect to Microsoft Dynamics GP. This post is going to focus on installing the OData service, but at the bottom of this post I’ve included details of a book, co-written by Mark Polino and I, in which Mark covered configuring OData for use with PowerBI.
To install the OData Service, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and click on GP OData Service under the Additional Products heading:
The GP PowerShell module can be used to execute commands against Microsoft Dynamics GP such as creating a new company. The installation is a straightforward one which only needs to be done on a machine on which it nwill be used; there also needs to be a Dynamics GP client present.
To install GP PowerShell, launch the setup utility and, under the Additional Products header click GP PowerShell:
With Web Services not installed, the final step is to verify that everything is working correctly; the steps to verify are the same as those for Dynamics GP 2018 R2 so you can follow the instructions in that post.
If you need to install the fixed version, I’d recommend a full uninstall and reinstall using the fixed version.
The next step in installing the web services, is to run the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard from the Windows Start menu. When it starts, click Next on the welcome screen:
With the fixed version of the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP downloaded, run the setup utility from the downloaded Gp 2018 R2 file. Accept the terms of the License Agreement:
As mentioned in the last post, there is a bug with the version of the Web Servcies shipped in the Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 release; to successfully install the Web Services as described in the following posts, you will need to download the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 – R2 Full Install and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release x64 and x86 Environments – patch only 18.2.1013 from CustomerSource .
When I installed the web services, I encountered a problem where they would not work. The installation looked like it had worked fine and they also configured fine, but I found that nothing was working.
When I did some further digging, I found that the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host service would not start. I spoke to Microsoft and after some investigation, we found that this was a bug which had just been found and fixed in a hotfix.
The short version of this is that the version of the Web Services included on the installation media, does not and cannot work. Instead you need to download the hotfix and use that instead of the version on the media.
In order to get a working installation of the Web Services, I downloaded both the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 – R2 Full Install and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release x64 and x86 Environments – patch only 18.2.1013 from CustomerSource .
Before we start the installation itself, there are some prerequisites to make sure are sorted out. The majority of them will be installed by the setup utility,b ut there are others to consider.
Firstly, the Web Services should not be installed on either the SQL Server or an end-user accessible machine. If you’re going to make the Web Services externally accessible, they should be installed on a web server or similar machine.
Secondly, a Domain account is required for the Web Services service to run under. During installation, this service should have local administrator permissions.
Thirdly, all companies which will have the Web Services deployed, needs to have a Functional Currency set. This is needed even if you are not using Multicurrency; in this case, you will need to configure it for use anyway.. When you do so, if you have a lot of hsitorical transactions, plan ahead and allow a lot of time to run Check Links.