Tag: administration

GP #LifeHacks 113: Resetting Forgotten System Password

Some of the administrator type functions in Dynamics GP use a system password in order to provide a thin layer of protection against unintentional and/or inappropriate use.

This password often gets misplaced, forgotten, or just disappears with turnover.

I have some good news for you if you fall into this situation… A SQL Script can be used to reset the password.

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GP #LifeHacks 137: Add a SQL View to Smartlist using Designer

Dynamics GP offers a very good tool to create your own Smartlists… Smartlist Designer.

One of the cool things users can do is incorporate custom SQL views into Smartlist through SmartList designer… this can be a HUGE time saver and really gives you the ability to get data you would normally not be able to get in a normal Smartlists.

Below are the steps needed to add a SQL View to your Smartlists.

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Dynamics GP & Power BI – What it does and how to use it – New for GP2018

Dynamics GP has had a few iterations of its Power BI integration over the years.  I was very excited to see Power BI functionality in GP – this started with ~Dynamics GP 2016.  Despite my excitement, I found it hard to ‘get on board’ as the functionality was limited and somewhat unreliable.  Microsoft heard our case and delivered many changes with Dynamics GP 2018.  The Power BI and Dynamics GP friendship has been renewed and I think you will really like it!

PBI

I have implemented this for a few businesses who use Dynamics GP… they LOVE IT, and so do I!  This blog is meant to outline how this functionality works in GP and in Power BI.  There is a lot to cover… and to keep our “millennial” attention spans primed, I broke this into a few blog posts.

Some of this is already available from other sources, but for my own reference, I wanted to create a series so I can easily reference it all in one place… as I learn more, I will update these blogs accordingly.

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GP #LifeHacks 106: Change the Dynamics GP Splash Screen

Changing the Dynamics GP Splash Screen is not only fun and cool (yeah, I said it!) but it is very useful as well!

If you are not familiar with a splash screen, Wikipedia describes it like this:

A splash screen is a graphical control element consisting of a window containing an image, a logo, and the current version of the software. A splash screen usually appears while a game or program is launching.

Ok, not bad… so the GP Splash Screen looks like this:

So how do we change it? And what is so cool about it? Keep reading and I will walk you through the steps.

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