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From the Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs: How to use a GP 2010 Web Service; Deploying SSRS Reports; GP 12 Fave Features: Debugging GP Word Templates

by Jason Gumpert

How To Use the Dynamics GP 2010 Web Service: In this blog post, Mike Calvert says "the Dynamics GP web service has a few tricks to it that you have to work through in order to make a call."

Calvert explains that because the web service isn't a straight call, using things like SSIS won't work. And because the system is policy-based you might have to spend some time looking around for rules.

The rules are in the Administrative Tools as Dynamics Security Console, Calvert says. Calvert also tells you what to do if you encounter any errors. He also explains the steps you need to take to maintain policies in Dynamics Security Console.

Finally, when your web service is installed and ready, you can use it as a source to add a web service reference to your project, Calvert says, who also provides the appropriate URL.

Calvert then gives you code for an example of how to properly instantiate and pull in your web service with a policy.

Microsoft Dynamics GP SSRS Reports and Deployment: At the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog, Sarah Purdy writes about what happens if you deploy the Microsoft Dynamics GP pre-defined Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports in a previous version of Microsoft Dynamics GP and tie them to Microsoft Dynamics GP using the Reporting Tools Setup window.

What ultimately happens is that you'll overwrite your existing pre-defined Microsoft Dynamics GP SSRS reports, including any changes you've made to the Data Sources. She advises that you test your SSRS reports after ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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