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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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Tech Tuesday: Using GETMAPXML/VAR to pass in parameters to a map and getting the data back

While we position SmartConnect as a tool where you don’t need to be a developer to create integrations, we have quite a few developers that want to take advantage of our interface but have all of the power to call a map whenever needed. In the example below we will explore using the GETMAPXML funtion…

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Tech Tuesday: Troubleshooting SalesForce Real-Time Maps

In this week’s Tech Tuesday we will go over the steps to resolve issues with a SalesForce real-time integration.Common ProblemsThe real time map does not run after creating or updating a record in SalesForce.Have you registered the map?Map registration fails.Check the SalesForce Credentials entered on the SalesForce Connector.The user assigned for Administration Security must have…

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Tech Tuesday: Getting a Hyper-V Virtual Machine Online

If you’ve ever had to troubleshoot networking issues on a virtual machine, I share your pain.  I recently had a several day battle with my VM that eventually ended in win for me, but not without changing everything up to a wired connection and reading more than I wanted to about switches.  The problem with…

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Tech Tuesday: Connecting to SmartConnect and SmartConnect Online From Excel

It’s no secret that getting a hold of your data in Excel is important (and sometimes absolutely necessary) for many businesses.  Excel is unmatched in terms of data manipulation capabilities for everyday tasks, but it can be a huge pain point getting data into/out of the systems we use.  Getting data into and out of…

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Tech Tuesday: Returning max records in SmartList and SmartView

If you try to compare records between SmartView and SmartList and they do not match, it’s possible it is because there are more records being returned than what is set in the Maximum Records settings.  The Microsoft Dynamics GP SmartList default is 1000 records.  The SmartView and SmartList queries are a little different and may…

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Running SmartConnect from PowerShell

Many people are choosing to do administration of common tasks using PowerShell and the SmartConnect customer base is no different. Below you will find a simple script that will allow you to run a SmartConnect map to any destination directly from PowerShell:###Start Script#Define Path to RunMapConsole.exe$RunMapConsolePath = “D:\Program Files (x86)\eOne Solutions\SmartConnect\eOne.SmartConnect.RunMapConsole.exe”#Specify the Map ID to…

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Tech Tuesday: Source File Name from Folder Data Source

A very common question that the Support Team will get is:“I’m using a SmartConnect map using a folder data source with csv files.  Is there any way to get the filename that each document came from?”The answer is, surprisingly, no.Unfortunately, there isn’t a built-in variable that SmartConnect uses that has this information that we could just…

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Tech Tuesday: Automatically set the 1099 amount on a payables transaction

I often run into people importing payables transactions using SmartConnect where some of the vendors are 1099 vendors and some are not.  When you import a transaction for the 1099 vendor, the 1099 amount needs to be the same as the transaction amount.  However, people don’t typically know which vendors are 1099 vendors before they…

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Finding and fixing the Unbalanced GL Entry Distribution. eConnect Error Number = 944

One of the most fun (insert sarcastic emoji) items to troubleshoot is eConnect error 944, Unbalanced journal entry, the credits do not equal the debits. The difficulty with this error is eConnect cannot not show which distribution(s) causes the transaction to be out of balance and with large Journals, searching through a source file or…

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