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From the Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs: eConnect performance; Tax schedule; SmartList search; Dynamics.set file

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

This week on the Dynamics GP blog roundup:

  • Dramatically improve Dynamics GP eConnect performance, but there's a catch
  • Tax schedule tip
  • SmartList search options - advanced search: using wildcards and any field
  • Launching GP with alternate Dynamics.set file

Dramatically improve Dynamics GP eConnect performance, but there's a catch

On the Dynamics GP Land blog, Steve Endow said that if you've developed a Dynamics GP integration using eConnect and .NET, you should know about the eConnect Serialization process, which means that the eConnect Serialization .NET assembly converts your transaction objects and data into an XML document.

You can see an example of it here. Endow said that the code in the example involves a single GL transaction object, glTrans, with the glTrxHeader and glTransLines assigned to the object properties.

That single GL transaction is then assigned as a single element to the glType array, which is then converted to XML.

Wait a minute

Why is the GLTransactionType object, in this case named glType, an array?

You can find out why and read the rest of the post here.

Tax schedule tip

On her Tips, Tricks & Thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics GP from a Canadian Perspective blog, Jen Kuntz reminded readers that you don't have to separate tax schedules for a "purchasing" tax and a "sales" tax if they're fundamentally the same.

She said that it may not happen in the US but most jurisdictions in Canada have HST (harmonized sales tax) that is ...

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