Extender Standard and Extender Enterprise have the same table structure and the same ability to build windows, forms, views, menus, etc.
Extender Standard provides the core functionality of adding fields, windows, detail windows, forms, detail forms and menus to Microsoft Dynamics GP. If your goal is to simply capture additional data and report on it – Extender Standard is your answer.
Extender Enterprise contains all the functionality of Extender Standard but allows you to be clever with how you capture your data and what you do with it.
Logic is about making the screens you build “do things.” While it’s exciting to build new screens to capture data, it is much better to make those screens not only fit your business data capture needs, but also your business flow and functionality.
Use logic to grey out parts of a screen, auto calculate and set values as you move around, default fields, restrict drop downs and lookups. Use logic to open another GP screen when you hit a button and default values, link from a form to a detail form and from there to a linked form. When you save a new record have it check stock levels in Microsoft Dynamics GP and create an inventory transfer if necessary. The sky is the limit when getting creative with Extender logic.
|Feature||Extra Functionality you get with Extender Enterprise|
|Window Logic||Trigger logic code to run when you open, close or move around an Extender window.|
|Form Logic||Trigger logic code to run when you open, close, print, save or move around an Extender form, a detail form or a linked form.|
|Process Logic||This is when you want to perform a function on a group of records. This might be calculated commissions on a group of Extender records, or renewing subscriptions etc.|
|GP Logic||Trigger logic code to run when and where you want it within Microsoft Dynamics GP. This is a great alternative to VBA and requires no compiled dictionaries or VBA files. Makes upgrades cheaper and easier.|
|Navigation Lists||Navigations lists are an Extender specific version of building your own search and enquiry screens. They are very cool but note that they are only for Extender specific data.|
|Interfaces||These were very cool configurable integration points into select areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Interfaces have primarily been replaced by the more flexible SmartConnect integrations.|