How to use the new RetrieveGlobals9.dll file in Integration Manager and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to use the new RetrieveGlobals9.dll file in Integration Manager and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0. This file is now available for download.

More Information


When Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 was released, a change was made in the password policy. This change required changes in how Microsoft Dynamics GP Dexterity works with passwords and in how the RetrieveGlobals.dll file works with passwords. The RetrieveGlobals.dll file was available for all earlier versions but does not work with Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0. Therefore, you must replace the RetrieveGlobals.dll file with the new RetrieveGlobals9.dll file.

The new RetrieveGlobals9.dll file is an ActiveX file. It returns the following information:
  • The current user ID
  • The current company to which you are logged in
  • The current SQL data source
  • The current user date in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
The RetrieveGlobals9.dll file also returns an ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) connection object that lets you connect to Microsoft Dynamics GP data. The RetrieveGlobals9.dll file works only with version 9.0 of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Additionally, this file works only if you have one session of Microsoft Dynamics GP running and if you are logged into this session.

The RetrieveGlobals9.dll file is for use only in Modifier with VBA or in Integration Manager. Modifier with VBA and Integration Manager both require that Microsoft Dynamics GP is open and running.

To download the RetrieveGlobals9.dll file together with its documentation, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a customer or a partner.


For more information about the new connection objects in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

936115 Information about the new connection objects in VBA that replace the RetrieveGlobals.dll and RetrieveGlobals9.dll files in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

The issue that is described in the Introduction section does not apply to Dynamics GP 10.0.