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Tech Tuesday: Creating Calculations in SmartList / SmartView

We get a lot of questions around creating calculations in SmartList and/or SmartView.  While neither of them will allow you to create a calculated field on their own, SmartList Builder can certainly add a calculated field to any list you currently have or create new.With SmartList Builder, you can modify the default list and add…

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Tech Tuesday: Setting up the Invoice Number Series in Business Central

Today’s Tech Tuesday comes from a conversation I had with a partner. While helping them with a Popdock support issue, they helped me to better understand Business Central.  Yes, I am calling you out, Chris Delorean with Alta Vista Technology. Thank you for this great information that I was unaware of.  It’s always great to help…

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Tech Tuesday: Troubleshooting Folder Data Source

The folder data source within SmartConnect is a great way to automate an integration where the name of the file is not known at integration time or there are many files that need to be integrated throughout the workday. However, since the integration typically runs on a schedule, troubleshooting why some documents don’t process can…

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Tech Tuesday: Populating an Extender field with the “Description” of Another

Have you ever wanted to have a lookup on an Extender Form/Window and then populate another field with the description for that lookup?Example 1:  I have Column 2, Row 1 on my form doing a lookup to the Customer Number.  I want Column 2, Row 2 to show the Customer Name automatically so I don’t…

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Tech Thursday: Can you really upgrade your SmartList Designer Lists to SmartList Builder

The answer is certainly YES as long as you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018. The answer is maybe if you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 or something prior to that.A feature has been available in SmartList Builder for awhile now that would bring your SmartList Designer lists into SmartList Builder.  It just didn’t…

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Tech Thursday: Referencing a SmartConnect Calculated Field

SmartConnect On-premise utilizes .NET scripting for creating data transformations that are more complex than can be used for the Translation Table, Date Translation or Rolling Column additional columns. However, while it is not capable of creating functions or methods to be used between integrations, calculated fields can be referenced and used within the same map.…

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Tech Tuesday: Conditionally Auto Opening an Extender Window with Extender Enterprise

The initial question was straightforward:I have an Extender window based on the Item Number in the Sales Transaction Entry scrolling window, is there a way to conditionally automatically open the Extender window based on that Item Number?We can start with the “easy” answer (ignoring the “conditionally” parameter).Extender can be configured to auto open an Extender…

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Tech Tuesday: Getting Extender Data to Appear in SmartList

An issue popped up recently where a customer was not getting Extender data to appear in SmartList.  They do not have SmartList Builder (though we would recommend it) and the data was being populated previously. The issue turned out to be that the Auto-update SmartLists option checkbox in the Extender Options window had been unchecked. To turn…

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