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#MSCONNECT GP – Bug in taGetPMNextVoucherNumber causes duplicate voucher numbers to be issued

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

The issue which is the subject of today’s article is eConnect calls for getting the next transaction number generating duplicate numbers, submitted by Steve Endow.

This issue affects sites using eConnect where they have a high throughput of documents happening at the same time. The code that provides the next transaction number is not contained in a SQL Transaction which means it does not detect if the code is being executed more than once at the same time and so two independent calls can receive the same next transaction number. This will cause the second of the transactions to fail to import with a duplicate number error.

I know that Steve’s product suggestion references the Payables Management script (taGetPMNextVoucherNumber), but I would like all of the related “GetNextNumber” scripts reviewed and fixed if necessary.

For more information on the issue, see Steve’s blog post:

So if you think it is important that these eConnect scripts are fixed so they can handle the multi user concurrency issues without returning duplicate numbers, please vote using the links below.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Note: If the link does not work for you, go to https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/ and sign in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) and then find Microsoft Dynamics – Microsoft Dynamics GP in the list and click Join. Then try the links above again.Thanks

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Public Service Announcement Tagged: GP 2016, Product Suggestion

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June 27, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT Allow Dynamics GP Desktop client to resize correctly based on screen DPI percentage

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the second in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

The issue which is the subject of today’s article is the ability to resize Microsoft Dynamics GP for various screen sizes and DPI settings.

Back when Windows 7 was released, I came across an issue where the font size for Microsoft Dynamics GP was incorrect. In my case the font was larger than it should be and prompts were getting cut off (and it looked ugly).

I discovered that the issue was caused by Windows defaulting to a DPI setting of 125% on installation (based on my monitor and display card) and setting the default bitmap font size to 120%. Even though I was able to return the DPI setting to 100%, the bitmap fonts remained at 120%.

After a fair amount of research I was able to find the cause and a solution and documented how to edit the registry to change the size of the bitmap fonts. I even included an interface to make the registry changes simple into the Support Debugging Tool (now GP Power Tools).

The issue has raised itself again, but this time going in the other direct. Machines are now running at super high resolutions above Full HD (1920×1080) such as the Surface Book (3000×2000) or 4K screens (3840×2160) and GP just cannot size up to be easily readable on these displays. The bitmap font only has 100% or 120%.

Windows 10 does seem to offer better resizing abilities, even with the bitmap fonts. However, it would be great if Dynamics GP could resize like other applications.

For more information on the issues caused by the use of bitmap fonts see the original blog posts below:

So if you want to be able to use any DPI setting for Microsoft Dynamics GP and have it resize just like any other Microsoft product vote using the links below.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Note: If the link does not work for you, go to https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/ and sign in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) and then find Microsoft Dynamics – Microsoft Dynamics GP in the list and click Join. Then try the links above again.Thanks

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Public Service Announcement Tagged: GP 2016, Product Suggestion

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June 20, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Microsoft Band 2 gets Explore Tile update

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor those of you who enjoy the great features offered by the Microsoft Band 2, Microsoft have just announced the release of the Explore Tile along with an updated Microsoft Health app.

Also available with this update is the release of the PC version of Microsoft Health as a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app.

To get an understanding of what the Explore Tile can do, check out this video:

Microsoft Band | Explore Tile (direct link)

For more details see the post on the Windows blog:

Looking forward to trying this out. While I am not much of a hiker, I can see this being awesome when going on holiday and walking around foreign towns.

Enjoy

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: Band, Microsoft Tagged: Band

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May 23, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Secret Squirrel Business at The Secret Partner Update at Amplify

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMy good friend Pam Misialek from the Dynamics GP Product Marketing team has announced a secret meeting for Partners and ISVs to be held the day before the Amplify conference.

Now that it has been announced and reposted, I don’t think it is very secret any more, but it should still only be spoken of in hushed reverent tones and sign language.

So, if you are a Partner or an ISV (Independent Software Vendor for those who don’t like TLA’s) and will be attending Amplify or are just in the vicinity of Anaheim, California, USA then you should attend.

The session will cover partner only topics not discussed in the actual conference. I cannot provide details here (it’s secret, you know), but go to Pam’s article for the low down.

For more information on the Amplify conference click on the logo below:

Amplify_Logo

Sorry I won’t be there…. just to far to travel.

But I will be at both reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016 and hope to see you there.

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: Conference, Dynamics, GP, GPUG, Microsoft Tagged: Conference, GP 2016, GPUG, GPUG Amplify

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May 18, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPPT Vote for Company Color Schemes to work on the Dynamics GP Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools (like its predecessor, The Support Debugging Tool) has a feature where it can change the background colors of the Dynamics GP application depending on the company you are logged into.

This functionality work perfectly on the Dynamics GP desktop client, but does not work on the Web Clients (both Silverlight and HTML5 versions).

The problem is that the Web Client’s rendering code does not support the Dexterity function library commands Color_SetSystemColor() and Color_ResetSystemColor() which can be used to change system colors for various objects in the application.

Colors1

Having different colors for each company helps differentiate the companies by providing an immediate visual cue to the user. It will ensure the user knows which company they are in and will avoid data entry into a test company or into an incorrect company.

For example: using a hot pink theme like the one below should remind you that you are logged into the test company.

Colors2

So, to try and get this functionality added to the web client, I have created a Product Suggestion on MS Connect (just like I used to tell everyone when I worked for Microsoft).

The more votes the suggestion (ID: 2698747) gets, the higher the priority becomes and the better the chances of getting this change made.

So, please vote and pass this request onto anyone you know who would benefit from having the company based color themes working in the Dynamics GP Web Client.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Thanks

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, Products Tagged: GP 2016, GP Power Tools, GPPT, Web Client

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May 16, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Friday Funny: This Is Why You Shouldn’t Interrupt a Programmer

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is for everyone who works with or lives with a software developer.

My wife has long since learnt to leave me alone when I am in programming mode, even when I walk away from the computer to grab a drink or remember to eat (5 hours after meal time). She does not like being groaned at when she makes me lose my “train of thought”.

As most developers would understand, when you are working on solving a problem, working out a new technique or solving a complex bug, your brain is busy processing many possible solutions and discarding the ones that don’t work. Eventually it will find a working solution. All this thinking is happening too fast to write anything down, so please don’t interrupt us just because we are not typing on the keyboard.

This comic strip from Jason Heeris sums it up.

ProgrammerInterrupted

Here is the link to Jason’s site:

Enjoy

David

PS: Never suggest to a developer that it is late and they should go to bed and work on it again in the morning. You will be likely to get yelled at.

PPS: Then again, when a developer is not actually working, it is safe to make a suggestion to them in the evening. They will often have a solution by the morning…. and sometimes get up in the middle of the night to code it.

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: Fun Tagged: Friday Funny, Fun

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May 6, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Install Error

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across an interesting issue yesterday when I installed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its matching Dexterity 16.0 version.

When installing Dexterity I received an error message which in turn caused the installation process to be cancelled.

Note: We have skipped version 15.0, so that GP 2016 is version 16.0. This avoids the confusion we have had previously with the version “year” not matching the version “number”.

The error was as follows:

Dex Instance Error 1

The internal instance name is already in use. Specify a different instance transform.

This first error dialog is then followed by an Installation Failed message.

Dex Instance Error 2

I did not get this error when I first installed Dexterity 16.0 from the first ISV drop of GP 2016. But I did get it when re-installing Dexterity 16.0 when I updated to the second ISV drop of GP 2016. I thought this was because I accidently started the Dexterity install before the GP install had finished.

Now, because I have written installers for my own products, I had a fairly good idea of the cause of this issue. I was able to locate the registry settings which tell the installer what instances of Dexterity 16.0 are installed and remove them. Then I was able to reinstall.

However, after uninstalling the second ISV drop yesterday to install the RTM versions of GP 2016 and Dexterity 16.0, the same error occurred and this time I was careful to wait for the GP 2016 installer to finish before starting the Dexterity 16.0 installer.

It appears that the Dexterity 16.0 installer is not cleaning up the registry correctly when un-installing.

So, if you come across this problem while re-installing Dexterity 16.0, here is the fix:

Using RegEdit.exe go to the following key:

HKLMSOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftDexterityv16

Dex Instance Error 3

And delete the v16 key and all its sub keys.

Then Dexterity 16.0 will re-install successfully.

Hope this helps

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft Tagged: Development, Dexterity, GP 2016

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Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Install Error

May 3, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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