Five Years later: Welcome to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog

Five years ago today, I decided that I could help the community better by writing about my experiences as a developer, consultant, administrator and support engineer with Microsoft Dynamics GP in a single location. Previously, I would respond to questions in a number of Microsoft forums and independent forums. By using the blog, I could create…

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End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity - Part 2

If you have not read the first post in this series, please read it now: End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity – Part 1 Here is the continuing story of the creation of Dexterity and Dynamics from Dave Gaboury.  Although our progress was slow, our work on graphical development…

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End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity - Part 1

Back in 1998 when I was experimenting with Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development in version 4.00 and version 5.00, I was contacted by Dave Gaboury from Great Plains in Fargo. He was currently developing cross dictionary triggers for Dexterity 5.10 and wanted my feedback and help testing the new Trigger_ Function Library commands he had created. This was…

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Do not use the DEX_ROW_ID table column in your Customizations and Integrations

Today, I responded on a post on the Partner Forum asking “Can the DEX_ROW_ID change for a record over time?”. In this case the partner had seen the values for DEX_ROW_ID change on the GL20000 (GL_YTD_TRX_OPEN) and GL30000 (GL_Account_TRX_HIST) tables. This caused problems for an integration to an external system that used the DEX_ROW_ID as a…

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The Creation of the Support Debugging Tool

If you have seen me present on the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP, you know that I usually give a brief overview of why the tool was created. After a chat with my co-presenter, Mariano Gomez, The Dynamics GP Blogster, I decided that it would be worth explaining a bit more about the support…

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April Fool: Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" to have support for Apple Macintosh

I have some exciting news for those of you who still work with Apple Macintosh computers. I have been given permission to “leak’ another cool feature for the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP “12” release. Microsoft Dynamics GP “12” will have support for Apple Macintosh computers*, for details keep reading. History When Microsoft Dynamics GP (then…

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Revisiting: "Welcome to Dynamics"

This post has me revisiting a post from the past with an update. While working on a performance case recently, I was analysing a Process Monitor log and noticed something interesting.  In the log there was an attempt to reference a GPSSystemStart.wav file in the \Windows folder with the result failing with NOT_FOUND.  I decided to…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series Concludes

I hope you have enjoyed the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. To make life simpler, I have attached a zip file with all 10 of the original Inside Track pdf files. To finish off, here are some comments from the original author, Karl Gunderson: “You want to republish what?” was the first…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - October 2001

This is article 10 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2001. The Inside TrackPlease Step This Way, Part 2October 2001 As I write this, less than a week has passed since the events in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania….

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - August 2001

This is article 9 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2001. The Inside TrackPlease Step This Way, Part 1August 2001 As a professional developer for over 20 years now (yikes!) at times I think maybe I’ve fallen into a groove. No,…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - June 2001

This is article 8 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in June 2001. The Inside TrackRepresentative and Reactionary ProgrammingJune 2001 I’m back from my vacation. It was great, I saw many of the great natural wonders the south and west part of this…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - March 2001

This is article 7 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in March 2001. The Inside Track, March 2001UML – Understanding Meta Language If you’ve been around Great Plains for a while, you may have heard of the 3 C’s: caring, courage and commitment….

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - February 2001

This is article 6 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in February 2001. The Inside Track”XML Reprise”February 2001 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given the acquisition of Great Plains by Microsoft the green light. It’s a major milestone. This month Great Plains…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - January 2001

This is article 5 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in January 2001. The Inside Track “COM See, COM Saw”January 2001 If my titles get to be too cute, blast me some e-mail. That said I really like the title this month. You…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - December 2000

This is article 4 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in December 2000. The Inside Track”See Farther, See Sharper” [Ed: Should be Further 🙂 ]December 2000 Do you have a favorite ax? You know, musicians call their instruments an “ax”. The equivalent for…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - November 2000

This is article 3 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in November 2000. The Inside TrackNovember 2000 Did you see the Blondie comic on September 11, 2000? Check it out on www.blondie.com. In case you don’t have a browser just handy, I’ll sketch…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - October 2000

This is article 2 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2000. The Inside Track From Here to ThereOctober 2000 In the last edition of The Inside Track, I introduced Microsoft’s .NET, Great Plains Platform Services and myself. This time, I’d like…

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Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - August 2000

This is article 1 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2000. The Inside TrackAugust 2000  Welcome to a new column in the Solution Developer newsletter, The Inside Track. First off, let me tell you about myself. I’ve been working for…

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