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Great plains adroitness customization options ? overview for developers - software


Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partially as of Microsoft muscles at the back it. Now it is embattled to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical advertise clientele. Small companies use Small Affair Administrator (which is based on the same expertise - Great Plains Ability lexicon and runtime), Great Plains Accepted on MSDE is for small to midsize clients, and then Great Plains serves the rest of the marketplace up to big corporations.

If you are developer who is asked: how do we make specially Great Plains with its native indoctrination foreign language - Great Plains Adroitness - read this and you will have the clues on where to look further.

The description of the Dexterity. Great Plains Adroitness - this is proprietary indoctrination idiom and technology, considered back to at an earlier time 1990th with the goal to build platform detached graphical accounting embalm - Great Plains Dynamics. Adroitness itself is on paper in C (following admired those days hope - that C will afford platform independence). You can bed in Adroitness from Great Plains 7. 5 CD #2. Apparently it requires a lot of culture / training, but it allows your custom piece be seamlessly integrated with Great Plains interface.

1. Native Ability Cursors. Agility was considered as platform autonomous indoctrination dialect and so if you want your code to be operable on all presently supported databases - you use Agility ranges and loops to manipulate the records

2. Great Plains Agility with SQL Stored Procs Nowadays, most of Great Plains installations are moved to SQL Attendant - so you can use Adroitness for custom forms doodle only and make the buttons run SQL stored procedures.

3. COM Matter calls. Commencement with adaptation 7. 0 Adroitness wires COM stuff - you catalog them as libraries in Dexterity. Refer the manual. This practice allows you to call such nice effects as web air force crossways the internet.

4. Dexterity Forms - if you like VBA and are comfortable to do all the big business logic in VBA - you can use Adroitness as new forms creator/editor. This is OK - but you have to acquisition VBA/Modifier and Customization Site Enabler from MBS.

Some restrictions. Great Plains is in point of fact integration of manifold dictionaries: DYNAMICS. DIC, ADVSECUR. DIC, EXP1493. DIC, etc. In your Ability customization you can deal with one glossary - DYNAMICS. DIC. If you need cross dictionaries customization - bear in mind using SQL Stored Procs for crossing thesaurus limitations and pulling data/making changes in the other dictionary. .

Happy customizing!

About The Author

Andrew Karasev is Chief Knowledge Executive in Alba Spectrum Technologies - USA countrywide Great Plains, Microsoft CRM customization company, based in Chicago, Texas, California, Florida, New York and having locations in compound states and worldwide (www. albaspectrum. com), he is Dexterity, SQL, C#. Net, Precious stone Hearsay and Microsoft CRM SDK developer.

akarasev@albaspectrum. com

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