Four reasons why Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2’s new Doc Attach is here to stay
With Dynamics GP 2013 R2, Microsoft has changed the way that they deal with attached files. Doc Attach 2.0 stores attachments in the database as a BLOB (Binary Large Object) rather than the previous method of using a pointer to a file stored on the network. The reworked process makes it much easier to scan in documents and attach them to transactions. This is a pretty significant change for database administrators who often got away with relatively small file sizes for GP companies in SQL.
Already, some database administrators (DBAs) are going dislike this change. It pushes more of the responsibility onto them. I've used GP for the last 15 years as an end user, a consultant, and a controller. I'm excited about the change, and here is why: