GP Web Services and Invalid Character Errors

I am going to go over the steps to find and resolve invalid data characters in Dynamics GP that cause GP Web Services exceptions.   A common process of “copying and pasting” a block of text from an external program into the Note window for a Dynamics GP record or an import routine directly to the SQL…

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Using a GP Web Service Extension in the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP

The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics provides a powerful integration platform that can be customized and extended with the CRM Connector SDK and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK tool sets.  The CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP page in PartnerSource has various downloads to get you started with the CRM Connector including the SDK download.   You…

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Choosing between eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Should I write this integration using eConnect or Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP?   This is often a question we receive at conferences like Convergence or in support cases from both Customers and Partners.  Like most questions in our field, there really is no concrete answer to this one.  The answer is usually the dreaded “Well, it depends on…”.   What…

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Retrieve more than 1000 Records using Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

A question we have received in the past in Developer Support is how to retrieve more than 1000 records using Web Services.   The maximum number of records a GetList method will return is 1000 records.  This is by design as this value is coded into the call to eConnect and it cannot be changed with a configuration file.      If you have…

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More Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 5 releases

Last month, we released Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 5. Since then many other components of the Microsoft Dynamics GP suite have had Service Pack 5 releases. This includes the Dexterity Development Environment build 10.00.0331. Check out the links below:   PartnerSource Feature Pack 1 DVD with SP5: Product Release Downloads for Microsoft Dynamics GP…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Software Development Kits Released

The Software Development Kits for the various parts of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 application have been released to CustomerSource and PartnerSource.  The links are below:    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Application Software Development Kits Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (CustomerSource) Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (PartnerSource)   Software Development Kit (SDK) for Business…

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Cannot activate workflow in Dynamics GP

Recently one of the support engineers had a case they asked for my help on. Dynamics Workflow was installed and a new PO Workflow was created and activated in Sharepoint. From the Sharepoint side, everything seemed to be working correctly. In the Dynamics Workflow Setup window, after marking the checkbox to activate workflow for the…

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Business Portal 4.0 Integration Guide

The Business Portal 4.0 Integration guide is now available for download!  It has actually been out a little over a month now but I wanted to share the download link and provide a high level overview of it to our blog community.   Most of the content in it is around the Data Access method of…

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Dexterity and Other Tools for v10.00 SP4 now available

If you have not found it already, the Service Pack 4 update for Dexterity version 10.0 (build 10.00.0324) is now available for download. Please download and use it when developing Dexterity code which is meant to run on a Service Pack 4 system. Note: You will need to uninstall your previous version 10.0 installation of…

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Web Services Configuration Settings for Integrating Large Transactions

It is definitely possible to use Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP to create large transactions. By large transactions I am referring to examples of where a sales invoice would have several thousands of lines on it.  That’s right, some companies are integrating transactions this large using our Web Services for Dynamics GP! I had…

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Tools Sessions at Convergence 2009

If you are going to Convergence 2009 in New Orleans between the 10th and 13th of March 2009, make sure you attend the various sessions about the Microsoft Dynamics GP development and customization tools. Below are the details of the sessions:  GP04 Building Personalized Solutions using Modifier with VBA for Microsoft Dynamics GP Beth Gardner Explore…

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Upcoming Developer Workshops

Happy Holidays to all the GP Developers that continue be active readers of the Developing for Dynamics GP blog. I am posting today to make everyone aware of a couple of upcoming developer tools workshops that my team will be performing in the coming months. Emily Halvorson and Dave Dusek from my team are currently scheduled to…


How to retrieve Quantity On Hand amount using Web Services for Dynamics GP 10.0

This post is due to requests I have come across in the past and very recently in a support incident.  The question raised was how to retrieve quantity amounts like Quantity On Hand for inventory items?  This Visual Studio 2005 (C#) sample shows how to retrieve the Quantity On Hand value for an Inventory Item. …

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Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics GP

You might have seen some other posts around that the updated Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics GP documentation has been posted on PartnerSource and CustomerSource.  Some points of interest for the developer community are listed below: The Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack shipped in June 2008 contains the following: Feature Description XML Source Adapter…

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Developer Documentation for Microsoft Dynamics GP

I found some great reference pages on PartnerSource and CustomerSource today. They are the Developer Documentation pages for Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 and 10.0.  They contain links to information about every customisation tool available as well as links to white papers comparing the tools and the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics GP. The pages below will be a…

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October is the month to attend Developer Training

I am going to get up on my soap box now and do some preaching. <SoapBox mode=”with conviction”>  To all the managers of development staff who wish to work with Microsoft Dynamics GP: Invest in your teams. Get them trained in the tools they need to use. And the best training is in the classroom…

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Developer Toolkit Training in Orlando (Oct 27th to 29th)

How about taking the Microsoft Dynamics GP Developer Toolkit training straight after the Dexterity Training in Orlando (Oct 20th to 24th)?  This would give you the best of both worlds.   This three-day Developer Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP course explores the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP, eConnect for Microsoft Dynamics GP (eConnect), and Visual…

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Choosing a Development Tool

One of the great things about Microsoft Dynamics GP is the fact that there so many options available to integrate with or customise the application. There is a range from full development environments, to tools for consultants to utilities for the end user. The list includes Dexterity, Modifier, Visual Basic for Applications, eConnect, Visual Studio…

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Developer Toolkit Samples

This page contains a summary list of the Developer Toolkit samples that have been posted. Official Samples from CustomerSource/PartnerSource Developer Toolkit Sample Applications for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0  (CustomerSource)Developer Toolkit Sample Applications for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0  (PartnerSource) Developer Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Sample Applications Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0  (CustomerSource)Menus…

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