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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting

By : Chris Liley, Christopher Liley, David Duncan
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting

By: Chris Liley, Christopher Liley, David Duncan

Overview of this book

Resources such as the book you now hold in your hand are critical to taking the extra step in uncovering the trends locked deep within your data. Not only will this book offer insight into the many reporting tools currently available for GP, it will also offer a unique perspective on how each reporting tool can be used to meet specific challenges faced by your organization" - Errol Schoenfish, a member of the Microsoft Dynamics community for over 24 years Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a multitude of features and options. Microsoft Dynamics GP enables you to create and manage a variety of reports that help small and mid-size businesses effectively manage their financial and operational data. This book will show you how to create and manage reports, know what tools to use and when, how to use them and where to find the data based on how it's being entered into the system with Dynamics GP. This book will empower you with the tools and reports necessary to use Dynamics GP data in making key business decisions. The book addresses the many challenges and frustrations a company may face when preparing to build new reports. Then it moves on to explain how to find your data in the GP system and company databases. The book then dives deep into topics such as SmartLists, SL Builder and Excel Report Builder, Report Writer, SSRS Report Library, and Analysis Cubes Design and Management Reporter amongst others. With this knowledge in hand, you will be capable of selecting the most effective tool for the current reporting environment.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Table Import

Another very useful resource for finding the data that we need to begin writing our reports is the Table Import utility. From any window in Dynamics GP, we can open the table import utility and be provided with all the friendly table display names that are used by this window. For example, opening the Table Import window from the Sales Transaction Entry window yields the following information:

To access the Table Import from any window, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  2. Open the Dynamics GP Window you are looking for.

  3. Select Tools.

  4. Select Integrate.

  5. Select Table Import.

Once we know which table we want to go find our data in, we can again cross reference the Table Resource descriptions to find the physical SQL table name. This utility is very useful if the user tells you that they need a report that includes information they are entering on a particular screen.