Cisco Certification: Five Things To Do DURING Your CCNA Exam
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Upgrading Great Plains Dexterity Customization ? switching to new technologies: SQL, Crystal, eConne
1. Replace Dexterity cursor with SQL Stored Procedure
Dexterity was designed as multiplatform technology (primarily Btrieve, Ctree, SQL Server, potentially Oracle). Dexterity data retrieving mechanism is based on Range start, Range End, Get First and Get Next clauses. It is in fact similar, however a little bit slower to cursors in Transact SQL. Long ranges in Dexterity are good candidates for replacement by SQL stored procedures with update clause.
For example, consider to replace following Dexterity code:
Range clear SOP_HDR_WORK.
Clear ?SOP Type? of table SOP_HDR_WORK.
Clear ?SOP Number? of table SOP_HDR_WORK.
Range start table SOP_HDR_WORK.
Get first table SOP_HDR_WORK.
While errEOF do
If ?Salesperson ID? of table SOP_HDR_WORK = ?ERIC? then
Edit table SOP_HDR_WORK.
Set ?Salesperson ID? of table SOP_HDR_WORK to ?BILL?.
Save table SOP_HDR_WORK.
Get next table SOP_HDR_WORK.
With the following SQL code
Update SOP10100 set SLPRSNID=?BILL? where SLPRSNID=?ERIC?
Bringing new data into a table in Dexterity is based on change/edit table clauses, in SQL they are equivalent (by performance) to inserting one record at the time.
When having long cycle of change/edit table in Dexterity, consider replacement by SQL stored procedure with Insert Into clause.
2. Use Crystal Reports, call them from via VBA in Modified form
The easy way to call Crystal Report from your VBA code from your modified form:
Const RPT = "D:ClientsTheClientInvoice Status.rpt"
Public crwApplication As CRPEAuto.Application
Public crwReport As CRPEAuto.Report
Private Sub Print_BeforeUserChanged(KeepFocus As Boolean, CancelLogic As Boolean)
If SalesTransactionInquiryZoo.Type = "Invoice" Then
If crwApplication Is Nothing Then
Set crwApplication = CreateObject("Crystal.CRPE.Application")
Set crwReport = crwApplication.OpenReport(RPT)
3. Use Direct .Net Web Publishing from Great Plains Database
The easiest and safest way is to use eConnect - SDK with VB samples, created for eCommerce programmers and web designers to call the functionality in Microsoft Great Plains. If your company can not afford eConnect - create your own set of stored procedures to address Great Plains database and go ahead with Visual Studio.Net to do the web publishing.
Happy upgrading and customizing! if you want us to do the job - give us a call 1-866-528-0577! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partly because of Microsoft muscles behind it. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele. Small companies use Small Business Manager (which is based on the same technology ? Great Plains Dexterity dictionary and runtime), Great Plains Standard on MSDE is for small to midsize clients, and then Great Plains serves the rest of the market up to big corporations.
Microsoft RMS ? Great Plains Integration ? Overview For IT Specialist
Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Retail Management System (Microsoft RMS) are getting new market share due to the Microsoft strong marketing campaign. Both products: Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft RMS are coming from the same Microsoft subdivision - Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), however due to the fact that both products were bought by Microsoft from different vendors, the integration between the two is not an easy thing. At this time MBS has RMS integration on the General Ledger and Purchase Order level into Great Plains out of the box. This integration has some advancements in comparison to old product: QuickSell, but it is still GL and PO only. We do understand the need for midsize and large retail companies, structured as clubs and selling on account to their members to have more adequate integration when you can synchronize your Sales information and have robust Great Plains reporting.
There is the product on the market, which is integration on the Receivables Management level from RMS to Great Plains, written by Daniel Sionov and Andrew Karasev and maintained by the alliance between LightEdge Solutions (www.lightedge.com) and Alba Spectrum Technologies (www.albaspectrum.com). In Alba Spectrum Technologies we actually do coding and product tuning for specific client needs.
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Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics on Pervasive SQL.2000 Data Repair ? Overview For DBAs
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Microsoft Great Plains - Typical Problems And Fixes ? Overview For IT Administrators
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Microsoft Navision Customization Upgrade ? Tips For Programmer/IT Specialist
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Is Your Family Protected?
When you think about Security, what do you think of? We all have one device or another to assist in keeping us safe. We have pad locks and security systems to safe guard our home, alarm systems to protect the equipment in our cars, parental controls on our cable TV and satellite accesses. We even have ways to protect our loved ones from computer invasions.
But are we protected enough, are we using the best devices to combat the unwanted and dangerous intrusions, not to mention keeping our family from stumbling across those out on the internet?
Let?s face it, without the proper soft ware to protect your computer, you are at risk every time you connect to the internet. There are the viruses, the Trojans and unwanted spam, not to mention the chat rooms where millions fall victim of on-line predators, and let?s not forget the #1 problem on the internet, pornography.
You may be saying, but I have the best anti- spy ware money can buy and my internet service provides parental controls. Here?s the underlying question: How effective are they? Statistics show that 95% of internet users don?t have the adequate security to prevent attacks or control the content the computer user can access. The average computer is scanned by online intruders on average of 12 times a day. More and more victims are realizing the importance of these safety devices. The newest trend for identity theft is to steal information and cash out, out side of the country making it impossible to trace and leaving the victims with nothing to replace the funds.
What do I do, you ask? Let me begin with the basics. There are four steps to take into consideration.
1. Evaluate- There are diagnostic tools to find and identify dangerous threats to your computer. These tools are as simple as popping into you computer and scanning your hard drive. Threats are then identified with the proper recommended course of action to take.
2. Eliminate- Once the threats have been identified the obvious next step is to eliminate. These security tools help scan, eliminate and block threatening spy ware, annoying ad ware and cookies, damaging worms and Trojan horses.
3. Protect- Set up a barrier around your computer. This will keep intruders out and create a fire wall. This is the most effective way to defend you against hackers and avoid identity theft.
4. Control- This final step will create a peace of mind for you, with the knowledge that you can avoid potentially dangerous web sites. You can block undesirable websites as well as avoid ones that try to download spy ware onto your computer.
So what?s the next course of action? Find a security device that will cover these four steps and protect you from all of these hazardous things. There are even programs that will do this and automatically update every month to ensure added safety and avoid any new unknown danger.
My advice, find them, get them on your computer to avoid any heartache that could happen. The average cost for these programs, to completely cover you computer, vary from $40- $120 depending on the collection of software you use. The products that will automatically update usually run $5 - $10 a month to give you the essential idea of, get it and forget it. Too many times we forget to update our securities and fall victim of these malicious acts. Don?t wait, don?t become a victim before you take action. What is the price for your safety?
Microsoft Navision Customization and Reporting ? Tips For Programmer/IT Specialist
C/SIDE (Client/Server Integrated Development Environment) - The core of Navision is the C/SIDE. C/SIDE is the foundation for all the business management functionality of Navision. It is made up of five building blocks, called object types, which are used to create the application. These five object types are shared throughout Navision to create every application area, and give it a unified, consistent interface. This powerful language allows for the internal construction of new business logic and sophisticated reporting. Because of the internal nature of modifications it?s highly recommended that you develop all your code in ?processing only? report objects and called from the native code base. By grouping all your code in logical units, upgrades and additional modifications are easier to manage.
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