Project Accounting: Misc Log eConnect import issue

My last post about the good and the ugly of the Update Budget Lines feature had a continuing theme to it. I was telling the story of the client who mass updated 650+ projects with a new cost category only to find the budget sources set to Specific didn’t get populated with the default “specific” GL account.

What I didn’t get into was HOW they found the problem. I built some integrations for them for Misc Logs, which they’ve been using for a while now and having no issues with.  It’s been a huge timesaver for them, and they love it.  Great!  So, fast forward to how they found out they had an issue was during the Misc Log import and posting.  The problem was, eConnect didn’t fail and alert them of the problem with the missing accounts, it allowed the creation of the transaction without GL distributions and they posted it without thinking to check! Uh oh x2!

This article is explaining the issue, another possible bug, in Project Accounting Misc Log Entry eConnect node (not a problem with Misc Logs themselves).
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Project Accounting: Update Budget Lines – the good and the ugly

The other day a client asked me if there was a way to mass-add a new cost category to all projects at once.  I actually didn’t know there was a new function to do this starting with GP 10, but a quick google search resulted in a post from Mark Polino describing this exact thing.

Wow.  That doesn’t happen every day… I was thinking of the alternatives I would explain the client, but was really happy to see this added functionality.

Until… today, after the client used the new window, and rolled down a new cost category to every project they have, they found a problem. Uh oh!

This particular article relates to the Project Accounting module in Dynamics GP, and the Update Budget Lines window under the Routines menu.
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Some Canadian Payroll & Project Accounting gotchas!

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.
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