Fun with XML, part 1

This is going to be a short series of posts (short series, not short posts!) about my journey with creating an XML file for T5 filing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA for short). So many things happened in the last couple of weeks on this, that there were plenty of lessons learned to share and stories to tell! The story overall was one of a lot of frustration at times but in the end, a lot of pride in figuring things out with a deadline looming and ultimately, successfully creating an XML file to submit on time for our T5’s.

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Additional menu in GP windows

Today’s #TipTuesday is a pretty simple one, it’s about the Additional menus in GP windows that appear when you use Extender (from eOne Solutions) or other ISV solutions or customizations that add functionality to existing Dynamics GP windows. I learned something that shouldn’t have been new to me, so I either didn’t know this or had forgotten about how security worked, as it relates to Extender. I can’t say 100% that this applies generically to all Additional menu items but I believe it does. Someone can comment if I’m incorrect here!

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Prepaid Visa Card rip-off

Recently, I was given a Visa gift card from a friend, which ultimately was given to her from someone else. She’d been holding onto it for over a year, with no particular need to use it and owed me for something so offered it up since she had no cash with her at the time. I was fine with it because I would find a use for it somewhere but quite honestly, had planned to hold onto it and use it with some other things as I have a birthday coming up.

We had no idea that she was being ripped off by ridiculous fees and that the value of the card (originally $25) was now down to $16. I tried to check the balance when the card didn’t work on 3 separate attempts to use it, and found out there were $3 charges on the card each of the last 3 months. I called the number on the back of the card to ask about what the charges were, one of which was dated last week, when I had the card already but had never used it. I thought it might have been compromised, but no, that wasn’t it at all.

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When did that G/L Account get added?

This phrase was uttered in the office recently, by the person who is tracking final changes to the year end Financial Statements. Her statements were out of balance, which turned out to be a new G/L Account. The next phrase was “Oh sorry, I forgot to tell you I added that. There must be some way to to alert you because I won’t always remember to tell you!”

Yes, there must be a way! Cue the SmartList-based Home Page Reminders. This is the subject of today’s #TipTuesday post.

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Changing Password Managers

Back in October last year, I posted a couple of articles around my recommendations and use of Two-Factor authentication. (Here’s part 1 and part 2 for those articles, if you’re interested in reading them.)

In my part 2 post, I indicated that I was also using a password manager and was using LastPass at the time. I have recently switched to 1Password and after posting a couple of things about that on Twitter, a few friends and followers expressed interest in knowing more about why I switched and how I would compare the two of them.

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My write-off doesn’t add up!

Or does it? Today’s post is the first #TipTuesday of 2019, and a little bit of an obscure one at that. The short version is, if you use the write-off feature while you are applying payments or credit notes in Dynamics GP Receivables Management, the results display rather oddly on the RM Historical Aged Trial Balance. In fact, at first glance, it seems like the report is actually wrong, but it’s not, and here’s why.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2019

Well, it’s that time of year again, and time to look back at 2018 and plan for the new year. This is the 9th year where I’ve been writing these resolution posts and it’s always fun to look back at what I thought the last year would bring.

If I could describe 2018 in one word or phrase, it would be “emotional roller-coaster”. This year had more ups and downs that I’ve had in a long while. My life is fairly simple overall and I don’t tend to vary emotionally much (I don’t think) but 2018 reminded me that no one is immune to things affecting your mental health, no matter how strong a person you are otherwise.

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Top 10 Blog Posts from 2018

I took a look at last year’s top 10 list and 4 “new” posts made it to the top 10 with the oldest post being from August 2011. This year, 7 posts made the list from 2018, and 3 repeats.

It’s always interesting what topics or posts have staying power or something relevant to today’s searches! I guess it’s safe to say that users still continue to have issues restoring GP from time to time (my #1 post year after year), FRx will never die (always in the top 3 year after year) and ROE field information is apparently universally sought after!

Here are the top 10 posts from 2018:

  1. Restore Issue on GP 2015 drove me nuts! (August 2015, last year rank #1)
  2. Tips for dates in Dynamics GP (January 2018)
  3. Canadian Payroll some ROE fields demystified (August 2011, last year rank #2)
  4. Write off small customer balances (January 2018)
  5. Microsoft Treehouses (March 2018)
  6. Upload pending issue in Excel with OneDrive (May 2018)
  7. GP 2018 R2 Intelligent Cloud (October 2018)
  8. FRx with Dynamics GP 2015 (April 2015, last year rank #4)
  9. Big news, I’ve changed jobs! (January 2018)
  10. GP Tech 2018 Day 1+ (August 2018)

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