How to access information about Report Writer functions in the Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to access information about Report Writer functions that can be added to Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

More Information


Report Writer functions are Dexterity functions that were created to perform functions that are not typically available in Report Writer. These functions can be added to reports by using a Calculated field as a user-defined function. For more information about these functions, see the Report Writer Programmer's Interface document in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Software Development Kit (SDK). To do this, follow the appropriate steps.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0

  1. Install the SDK.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Dynamics, and then click GP & SBF SDK.
  3. In the left Navigation Pane, double-click Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK, double-click Procedures and functions, double-click The Foundation Series, and then click Report Writer (RW) Programmer's Interface.

Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0

  1. Install the SDK.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Business Solutions, point to Great Plains & SBM SDK, and then click Release 8.0 Developer Resources.
  3. In the left Navigation Pane, expand Great Plains, and then click Procedures and Functions.
  4. In the right Navigation Pane, click Report Writer (RW) Programmer's Interface in the System Manager area.

You can also access the parameter list for these Report Writer functions in the Report Writer Programmer's Interface document. To do this, follow the appropriate steps.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Dynamics, and then click GP & SBF SDK.
  2. In the left Navigation Pane, double-click Microsoft Dynamics GP SDK, double-click Parameters for Microsoft Dynamics GP, double-click Parameters for Release 9.0, and then click Main Dictionary Parameters.
  3. Open the parameter list in Notepad, and then click Find on the Edit menu.
  4. Type the name of the function for which you want to search, and then click Find Next.

    The function line displays the information that is returned and the data type of this information. The "in" parameters display the information that must be passed in from Report Writer.

Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Business Solutions, point to Great Plains & SBM SDK, and then click Release 8.0 Developer Resources.
  2. In the left Navigation Pane, expand Great Plains, and then click Parameters.
  3. In the right Navigation Pane, click Great Plains 8.0 Parameters, right-click the text in the right Navigation Pane, and then click View Source.