Here, at long last, is my next-to-last blog post in the Report Writer series. It’s not that I’ve covered everything you could possibly know about Report Writer, not by a long shot, but what I’ve found is some of the basic information I’ve shared thus far wasn’t as easy to find as the more advanced stuff was. Do you want to know about using VBA with Report Writer? Editing package files? Adding Extender fields to a Report Writer report? There are many things like these that are already covered by the Dynamics GP community. In my last article I will summarize my series and include a few links to other Report Writer resources if you haven’t found them already!
Now onto this article… This one is a bit of a hodge-podge of things, there is no particular reason why these are all lumped together in one! The items here probably deserve more in-depth discussion but for the purposes of this blog I just wanted to highlight a few key things about them rather than dig deep into their usefulness.
Continue reading “Report Writer Series: Keys, Restrictions, Sorting, Grids”
The next in my series of blog posts about Report Writer is a brief article on Custom reports.
Why would you create a custom report in Report Writer? (really… why?) I’ve done it a handful of times, and don’t particularly recommend it (with all due respect to David Musgrave 🙂 ) but there are a couple simple reasons why it makes sense sometimes. The types of reports you would create with it would need to be extremely simple due to the fact there is no end user option for sorting or filtering results and no parameter input.
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This is a repeat of an article I wrote in November 2011 with updated information.
Issue #2 in that blog was regarding permissions during the Generate Cheques routine and the message “There is an error in the Transmission Header – Incorrect Length”.
At that time, the fix seemed pretty obvious and it worked during testing on Windows 7 machines. I wrote about it, forgot about it, and moved on. Months later I learned the client doesn’t use Windows 7 on the machines that they use payroll for (those machines happen to be older Windows XP machines) so the error never came up again and I had completely forgotten about it.
Continue reading “Canadian Payroll – Transmission Header Incorrect Length error”
I’m continuing the Report Writer series with a brief article on Sections in Report Writer. Every once in a while I see a question on a forum “my field didn’t print and I don’t know why!”. Hopefully this will help answer that kind of question!
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Way back in February 2011 (yikes!), I wrote about some Report Writer toolbox items, and focused on the Arrange tab of tools. Today, at long last, I am concluding that article with some notes and tips on the drawing options (most font options), hopefully clearing up some mysteries.
Continue reading “Report Writer Series: Drawing Options Tips”
You read that correctly! Microsoft has decided to change the way they work with some of their utilities and tools. Previously there were charges to get access to tools or utilities like Customer Modifier and Customer Combiner (and Vendor, Account, Item etc.). On the partner side, we had to purchase those outside of the normal ordering processes (they weren’t “modules” like ordering something like Integration Manager was). They want to streamline that to eliminate some of their Direct Billing policies and that means Dynamics GP customers win!
Continue reading “Free Stuff for GP!”
What I’m posting today is hopefully of use to someone out there who runs into this same problem. Admittedly it’s rare but it took me a while to find the answer.
In this case, “I” didn’t find the answer, I found it buried in a community forums post from Sivakumar, one of the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs.
Continue reading “eConnect, GL Transactions & Multicurrency”
Recently, a client of mine experienced a couple of weird things when we started to configure another Dynamics GP company for them with Canadian Payroll and Project Accounting in action. One of them is definitely something to look out for if you use the Canadian Payroll import processes; the second is more of a head-scratcher type of error where you don’t know what the real problem is.
I call these things “gotchas” – I’m not sure that translates into all languages but generally means to me at least, something that “GOT” me, that I wasn’t expecting or didn’t think to look out for.
Continue reading “Some Canadian Payroll & Project Accounting gotchas!”
This question came up in a forum recently – not in this exact form – but essentially the question was “where can you change the description of a transaction from a Dynamics GP Receivings Shipment or Shipment/Invoice”?
The short answer is, it’s very well hidden but it is there, and most users don’t see it and generally it stays at the default value which is “Receivings Transaction Entry”. That means if you print transaction descriptions on a Accounts Payable cheque or EFT remittance, that’s what you see.
Continue reading “Why does the JE description say “Receivings Transaction Entry”?”
This is a very short tip for those who use Smartlist Builder. I must say I see this ALL THE TIME. I hope to expand on little nuggets inside Smartlist Builder in the coming months because there are numerous time savers in there, that people have gone to great lengths to work around manually & unnecessarily!
Continue reading “Quick Tip: Smartlist Builder & Account Numbers”