How to create an inquiry in Microsoft Great Plains Extender


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to create an inquiry in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains Extender. You must create the Extender Window dialog box and the Extender Inquiry dialog box. You configure the Extender Inquiry dialog box so that you can open the Extender Window dialog box from a dialog box in Microsoft Great Plains. When you do this, the Extender Window dialog box displays an inquiry view for Extender.

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Create the Extender Window dialog box

1. Click Tools , click Extender , and then click Extender .
2. In the Extender dialog box, click Windows , and then click New .
3.

In the Extender Window dialog box, specify the following settings:

Window ID : Vendor
Description : Vendor Additional Information
Product : Great Plains
Series : Purchasing
Form : Vendor Maintenance
Window : Vendor Maintenance



     
4. Expand Key Fields .
5. Select the Vendor ID field, and then click Select .
6. In the Field 1 box, type Priority , and then select List .
7. Click the arrow button to open the List Field Settings window.
8.

In the boxes in the List Items column, type the following values:

• None
• 1
• 2
• 3
• 4
• 5
• 6
• 7
• 8
• 9
• 10



     
Then, click OK .
9. In the Field 2 box, type Last Payment Date , and then select Date .
10. In the Field 3 box, type Vendor Add Date , and then select Date .
11. Click Save .
12. Click Cards , click Purchasing , and then click Vendor .
13. Click Extras , click Additional , and then click Additional Vendor Information .
14. Enter the appropriate priority and the appropriate dates for this vendor.
15. Click Save to save the additional vendor information.
16. Click Save to save the vendor.

Create the Extender Inquiry dialog box

1. Click Tools , click Extender , and then click Extender .
2. In the Extender dialog box, click Inquiry , and then click New .
3.

In the Extender Inquiries dialog box, specify the following settings:

Inquiry ID : Vendor Inq
Description : Vendor Additional Information Inquiry
Window ID : Vendor
Product : Great Plains
Series : Purchasing
Form : Payables Transaction Entry
Window : Payables Transaction Entry



     
4. Click Save .
5. Click Transactions , click Purchasing , and then click Transaction Entry .
6. Enter a payables transaction for the vendor for which you entered the additional vendor information.
7. Click Extras , click Additional , and then click Vendor Additional Information Inquiry .

You receive the same information that you entered in the Vendor Maintenance window.