Tips for refreshing a test company

Today’s #TipTuesday is not an application tip but a technical one.

Most Dynamics GP clients have one or more test companies or test environments. I’d be willing to wager that many have some standard scripting that is run when a test company is refreshed and may even automate it in a SQL stored procedure or job. There are at least 2 standard Microsoft scripts that should be run all the time: changing the db_owner to ‘DYNSA’ and the standard script to update company database references in the refreshed company db.

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Do you know when a SQL trigger is dropped?

Today’s story starts with a SQL trigger, and a Dynamics GP service pack which dropped the trigger, unbeknownst to me. Fortunately, I had planned ahead, not wanting to rely on my (or anyone’s) memory to remember to check for issues after installing service packs!

A few months ago, I had posted about the issue that led to this particular trigger in the first place. The short version is its sole purpose is to correct an issue in Dynamics GP that may or may not be a bug! This post is less about why the trigger exists in the first place and more about how to identify when a trigger has been dropped from a table.

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