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#BPST What is the Batch Posting Service Toolkit?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might have heard of the Batch Posting Service Toolkit by now and might be wondering …

  • What is the Batch Posting Service Toolkit?

This article explains what you need to know and points you to further resources.

The Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) is the second Winthrop Development Consultants product to be released via my distribution and support partner, Mekorma.

BPST solves a long-term problem with integrating transactions to Microsoft Dynamics GP. Tools such as Integration Manager, eConnect, Web Services (SOAP) and the new Service Based Architecture Web Services (REST) all allow you to create transactions in batches in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The problem is that none of these tools can post the transaction batches created.

Enter Batch Posting Service Toolkit, which provides a service call to retrieve a list of ready to post batches and a second service call to post a batch…. Problem solved.

The BPST is available for Microsoft Dynamics GP versions GP 2010, GP 2013 and GP 2015. Its services can be called from Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools (C# or VB.Net) and via Web Services (GP 2015 or later).

The tool supports all standard batch types used in the Master Posting window. It does not have a user interface and is designed for developers, ISVs and integration consultants to leverage to complete the integration process.

For more information, check out the links below:

Now you can integrate your transaction batches AND post them too.


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November 26, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPPT Why wait till you upgrade to install GP Power Tools?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYesterday, I received an email from a customer that I met in Reno at the GPUG Summit 2016 conference. He asked a technical question on GP Power Tools and mentioned that he had purchased the tool to be used once he had completed the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

The question I had to ask was …

  • Why wait till you upgrade to install GP Power Tools?

The reason I ask the question is fairly simple.

By running the GP Power Tools’ Database Validation feature against your system BEFORE you upgrade, you can avoid many upgrade issues before they even occur.

Database Validation can be used to validate that the system’s user and company settings match the SQL Server Logins, Databases and Database Users as well as comparing the data structures of all tables against their definitions in the Dynamics GP Product dictionaries.

Note: For more details on what checks Database Validation makes, see the first article in the links below.

You can also use Database Validation to fix SQL Logins (passwords) and Database Users when moving the system to a new server, which often happens during upgrades.

Even if not moving to a new server, it is common practice to do a test upgrade on a test server. Running Database Validation on your test environment can remove references to users and companies that are not included in the test system.

Database Validation has many features that will help you before and during the upgrade process, so why not get some help now… before you upgrade?

If you already have registered GP Power Tools, your license will be valid for all versions GP Power Tools (for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, GP 2013, GP 2013 R2, GP 2015 & GP 2015 R2).

For more information see:

You have no reason to wait.


PS: Database Validation is new to GP Power Tools and is not included in the Support Debugging Tool.

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November 25, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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GP Upgrade – “Please Select a Company” Message

This one’s quite simple, yet intriguing.

I am working on a test upgrade; from GP2010 to GP 2015 R2. I decided to only take production company databases and left all test companies, for all logical reasons.

After applying GP 2010 SP4, I decided to perform a unit testing. After logging in to GP, I received following message, without having any issues later on. It was just this message:

Company Message

(Above screenshot courtesy: Ugan)

As a thumb rule, I searched on GP community and stumbled across two most relevant forum questions and suggestions.

  1. Please select a company message after company has been selected and logged into
  2. Dynamics GP 2015R2 Upgrade – Please select a company

None of them is answered.

I had a suspicion that this must be something to do with “Remember this company” option on “User and Company” window. I decided to use GP Power Tools (previously Support Debugging Tool – SDT) and SQL profiler to study this message in depth.

As suspected, results pointed to the option “Remember this company”. Now, if you remember what I said earlier, I took only the production companies for test upgrade and not the test companies. Previous consultant who was working with this client had selected a test company as his (SA’s) default company.

Now, you must also recollect that we have a SQL script to clean up missing companies’ affiliation across DYNAMICS database.

I ran the above script on the test environment and logged on to GP. This time, I was required to select a company and the message never appeared back.

Happy troubleshooting!


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November 24, 2015 · Vaidyanathan Mohan · No Comments
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Microsoft Product Management team to present for Australian GPUG Chapter

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This month we have something special: The Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management team will be presenting a remote session for the Perth, Australia GPUG Chapter meeting in December.

The Perth December GPUG Chapter meeting approaches and the Agenda has been set. It will be held at the Microsoft Office in Perth on Wednesday December 9th at 6:45am for a 7:00am start. We plan to finish by 9:30am. All times are Perth times (AWST, UTC+8).

This time we have a special treat, I have organised for Brian Meier from the Microsoft Dynamics GP product management team to remotely present a session for us. The session will look at What’s new in GP 2015 R2 as well as the upcoming HTML Web Client in GP 2016 and the future product roadmap.

This session is not to be missed as this information is coming directly from the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team in Fargo, ND, USA.

For the Partners and Customers based in Western Australia, please invite anyone on your team who works with Microsoft Dynamics GP so they can see where the product is heading. Partners, please invite all your customers and ask them to attend.

For Partners and Customers based elsewhere in Australia, please feel free to register and we will provide you with details of how to join us remotely closer to the date.

Below is the proposed Agenda:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • GPUG News & Chapter Business
  • Educational Session – What’s New in GP 2015 R2, What’s Coming by Brian Meier, Microsoft
  • Member Showcase – Cash Converters by Kate Sexstone
  • Roundtable Discussions (socializing)

It is important that you register your attendance in the system so we can correctly plan for the appropriately sized room and catering. Use the link below to register.

Looking forward to a great session.


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November 20, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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The Epic Trip 2015 – Wrap Up

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Epic Trip to the United States of America and Mexico for 2015 is over. I am safely home and have finally finished writing the blog articles for the trip.

It always surprises me how long it takes to write the blog articles for my work trips. So for the people who ask how I have time to blog, the answer is that I spend too much personal time out of business hours and too much time during business hours writing the articles.

If you have missed any of the articles from the trip, below are all the links to posts from both conferences and also the other destinations for the trip:

reIMAGINE 2015 Conference

Between the Conferences

GPUG Summit 2015 Conference

Miscellaneous Articles

Thanks to everyone who made this trip so enjoyable and successful. While it is a long time to be away from home, I am planning to do a similar trip next year for reIMAGINE 2016 in Fargo, North Dakota and GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, Florida.


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November 12, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPUGSummit 2015 – GPUG All Stars

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At the GPUG Summit 2015 conference, in the Mekorma Hub, there was a display of the previous recipients of the GPUG All Star award.


GPUG All Stars are individuals who help the greater GPUG community by showing:

  • Courage – The strength to persevere and the talent to teach fellow GP Users
  • Passion – A willingness to share their passion for GP and technology with others
  • Resolve – A willingness to take time to help others face challenges
  • Advancement – The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development
  • Commitment – A deep-rooted responsibility to further the mission of GPUG for the good of the GP community and Dynamics industry

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So I had the idea to get a picture of each of the GPUG All Stars with their respective “big head”. Over the conference I was able to grab each of them and get a photo.

So here is the results of the exercise:

GPUGAllStar1   GPUGAllStar2
Aaron Back & Beat Bucher

GPUGAllStar3   GPUGAllStar4
Belinda Allen & Bob McAdam

GPUGAllStar5   GPUGAllStar6
John Lowther & A very young looking Mark Polino

GPUGAllStar7   GPUGAllStar8
Michelle Kocher & Shawn Dorward

GPUGAllStar9   GPUGAllStar10
Terry Heley & Zubin Gidwani

After the closing session on Friday and the announcement of this year’s GPUG All Stars (including me), we will have more heads next year… if they decide to make them again.

GPUG All Stars for 2015
Left to Right: David Musgrave, Viola Shoell, Steve Erbach

Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s GPUG All Stars.


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November 9, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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New Detailed RSS Feed | azurecurve

If you are using the current feed-full RSS feed, please change to using the new detailed RSS feed: The current one will be available for a few more weeks, but I will then be retiring it.

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November 7, 2015 · Ian Grieve · No Comments
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