Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Vendor ID is Missing or Invalid

This will be a short post. When I come upon an error message in a third party product I am going to post it if a resolution does not come up on a search.

This error was received when using the Ethotech Commission Plan product. The error is presented when you try to Preview or Process commissions. If a salesperson is a contractor, s/he must be associated with a Vendor ID. The message is telling us something is wrong with that association. Open the Salesperson Maintenance window (Sales > Cards > Salesperson) and check for the existence of a Vendor ID.
Zoom back on the Vendor ID. To zoom, hover your mouse over the word ‘Vendor ID’, when the mouse pointer changes to a pointing finger image, click. A menu will drop down that says Vendor Maintenance at the top. Click on the menu and the Vendor Maintenance window will open with the vendor associated with that salesperson displayed.

Because the Vendor Maintenance window opened displaying a vendor, we know the vendor is valid. Further investigation of the window revealed that the Status of the vendor was Inactive. Changing the vendor to Active status solved the problem.image

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

GP2010 R2 - More Information Released with Tech Conference Materials

Tech Conference materials are available for download. Get all of the information from the 2011 Technical Conference in Fargo, including details about GP 2010 R2!

Very exciting features are coming with R2, download the resources and see for yourself!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dynamics GP 2010 R2 Features

We have tons of new features to look forward to with the release of GP 2010 R2. There are some VERY exciting things planned for version ‘12’ as well.

Take a look at all of the R2 new features!


Be watching CustomerSource/PartnerSource for the official announcement and a special ‘Feature of the Day’ series of articles explaining each of the new enhancements.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fargo Tech Conference – Day One, Wednesday

Although we have been here for 3 days, this is officially Day 1 of the Conference.

David Musgrave and MVP Mariano Gomez delivered their first presentation of the conference today. Of course, they were stellar. Who’da thunk you could have this much fun listening to the finer points about a debugging tool! Actually debugging code? You’ve got to be kidding! I thought everyone just used the ‘let’s try this’ approach.

After the conference, about 25 of us braved the cold and walked over to the mall to meet up at Grizzley’s for dinner. OK, from the hotel to the mall was about 300 yds (275 meters), BUT IT’S MINUS 5F OUTSIDE ! (that’s –21C)  and that doesn’t even count the wind chill factor from the 14mph winds! Suffice it to say it was bitterly cold.

I made it across, but there was definitely a taxi in my future if I was expected to walk back. That’s right, a 300 yd taxi ride. Hey, I’m from Texas; we don’t do this kind of thing in Texas. David took a lot of pictures, I imagine some will show up on his blog. I did get a ride back to the hotel, so thankfully, I didn't have to call a cab.

Tomorrow is the 2nd presentation by the Dynamics Duo. That also means that tomorrow night is the Expo. David will undoubtedly instigate a Tim Tam Slam competition. What’s a Tim Tam Slam you say? Read on  . . .

Tim Tam Slam Instructions

Things You'll Need:
  • Tim Tams
  • Milk, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Coffee
  • Sweet alcoholic beverage (optional)
  • Cup
  • Camera!
    Get hold of a Tim Tam! This may be easier said than done if you're outside Australia or New Zealand, but trust me - they're worth the effort. If you don't have friends willing to ship you these goodies, you can get some here:
  2. Bite two of the four corners off your Tim Tam. You'll want to pick two corners that are diagonal to each other, lengthwise.
    Put one of the short ends of your Tim Tam into a glass of milk, coffee, hot chocolate, tea or Baileys, and then suck inward, like you're using the cookie (biscuit) as a straw. Once the liquid touches your tongue, shove the whole thing in your mouth (the Slam!) or it will collapse and make a huge mess.
While you are buying your Tim Tam’s, pick up some chocolate Chicos