There would seem to be a problem with the Dynamic GP macros. In our GP9 installations we cannot use macros to write product descriptions over seventy two characters in length, they get truncated. My guess is that the macro engine still thinks the maximum length of descriptions is the old seventy odd characters rather than the new GP9 length of one hundred and one characters.
Anyone else found this issue? It is a real pain for us as the item managers can’t import and update hundreds of descriptions without us using integration manager or a custom VSTO excel spreadsheet.
Original post:14th March 2009
I notice that Ian had a similar problem that this solved too, see his post here: http://www.azurecurve.co.uk/2015/03/slow-opening-windows-in-microsoft-dynamics-gp/
GP offers a cache clear button (Remove Entries), under user preferences, I don’t think it existed/didn’t work or I didn’t know about it when this post was written, hence the drastic measures of removing the cache files. It would be wise to check the size of the cache files before and after “Removing Entries” to see if the size really does decrease. I would still advocate some audit/enforcing scheduled SQL script as mentioned later in the post to protect users from setting values for auto complete too high, especially in installations with very large numbers of items or customers/suppliers etc.
AutoComplete Setup is found from the user preference window, by clicking on AutoComplete button.
The problem report as reported:
Goods receiving, purchasing and accounts users all report some GP forms taking a very long time to open. Log in as admin or some alternative user and the problem does not occur. It was also observed that when a user’s network profile was deleted and recreated the problem went away (discovered by accident due to having to do this for other reasons and finding it solved this problem).
For information the company has over seventy four thousand items setup in inventory.
Above: AutoComplete is a great feature that I welcomed but now is causing problems
Found the solution
The clue to the solution was this post: How to troubleshoot slow performance in Microsoft Dynamics GP [login required]
I stumbled upon this a new Dynamics GP site tonight, gp-dynamics.com. This site lists nearly one hundred useful SQL scripts to use when working with Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP system. I glanced down the list of scripts and dipped into some of them and it all looked like a good resource.
The site is orientated towards selling a technical manual on Dynamics GP, but this section is free. Of the scripts I looked at, some of them were naive, but not dangerous. Certainly enough to get out of jail free, I certainly would have relished such a resource back in 2001 when I started with GP, as it happens I have strikingly similar resource of scripts I’ve built up myself on my hard drive. A couple of examples from the site to give you the idea follow;
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I attended a webinar today hosted by Touchstone’s Dominic Houlbrooke-Bowers, about Smart Connect for Dynamics GP
There are two ways to summarise this product from this demo (i’ve not yet read more);
Replacement for integration manager using eConnect to enforce the busines rules, providing a richer and much faster experience than integration manager.
A power user graphical user interface for eConnect
It has some very powerful extra features too like push from internet placed excel or info path forms to web services and into GP.