How to add buckets to the Payables Management "Aged Trial Balance" report for the summary print option in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP


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This article contains steps to add more aging buckets to the Payables Management Aged Trial Balance report for the summary print option in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0. The default Aged Trial Balance report prints four aging buckets.

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Step 1: Back up the Reports.dic file, and then start Report Writer

1. If you have any modified Microsoft Dynamics GP reports, back up the Reports.dic file. To locate the Reports.dic file, follow these steps:
a.

Use the appropriate step:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, point to Tools on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Setup , point to System , and then click Edit Launch File .
• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 and in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, point to Setup on the Tools menu, point to System , and then click Edit Launch File .



     
b. If you are prompted, type the system password.
c.

Use the appropriate step:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, click Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Edit Launch File window.
• In Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, click Great Plains in the Edit Launch File window.



     
d. Note the path that appears in the Reports box.
e. To close the Edit Launch File window, click OK .
2.

Use the appropriate step:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, point to Tools on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Customize , and then click Report Writer .
• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 and in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, point to Customize on the Tools menu, and then click Report Writer .



     
3.

Use the appropriate step:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, click Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Product list, and then click OK .
• In Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, click Great Plains in the Product list, and then click OK .



     

Step 2: Open the report

1. Click Reports .
2. In the Modified Reports pane, verify that the PM Aged TB - Summary report is listed.
3. If the PM Aged TB - Summary report is not listed, click PM Aged TB - Summary in the Original Reports pane, and then click Insert .
4. In the Modified Reports pane, click PM Aged TB - Summary in the Modified Reports pane, and then click Open .
5. In the Report Definition window, click Layout .

Step 3: Create calculated fields

1. In the Toolbox list, click Calculated Fields , and then click New .
2. In the Name field, type LEGEND26 .
3. Click String in the Result Type area, and then click Calculated in the Expression Type area.
4. Click Fields .
5. Click RW Legends in the Resources list, click Legend in the Field list, and then click Add .
6. When you are prompted for any array, type 26 , and then click OK .
7. Click OK .
8. In the Toolbox list, click Calculated Fields , and then click New .
9. In the Name field, type LEGEND27 .
10. Click String in the Result Type area, and then click Calculated in the Expression Type area.
11. Click Fields .
12. Click RW Legends in the Resources list, click Legend in the Field list, and then click Add .
13. When you are prompted for any array, type 27 , and then click OK .
14. Click OK .
15. In the Toolbox list, click Calculated Fields , and then click New .
16. In the Name field, type LEGEND28 .
17. Click String in the Result Type area, and then click Calculated in the Expression Type area.
18. Click Fields .
19. Click RW Legends in the Resources list, click Legend in the Field list, and then click Add .
20. When you are prompted for any array, type 28 , and then click OK . 21.
21. Click OK .

Step 4: Add calculated fields to the report

1. In the Toolbox window, drag the LEGEND26 field the F1 section of the Report Layout. Position the LEGEND26 field to the right side of the LEGEND25 field.
2. In the Report Layout, double-click LEGEND26 , click ALIGN_RIGHT in the Format list, click Data in the Display Type list, and then click OK .
3. Drag the Current TRX5 field to the H2 section of the Report Layout. Position the Current TRX5 field to the right side of the Period4 - Vouch field.
4. In the Report Layout, double-click Current TRX5 , click Invisibile in the Visibility list, and then click OK .
5. In the Toolbox window, drag the LEGEND26 field the RF section of the Report Layout. Position the LEGEND26 field to the right side of the LEGEND25 field.
6. In the Report Layout, double-click LEGEND26 , click Data in the DIspay Type list, and then click OK .
7. Drag the Current TRX5 field to the RF section of the Report Layout. Position the Current TRX5 field to the right side of the Current TRX4 field.
8. In the Report Layout, double-click Current TRX5 , click Sum in the Display Type list, and then click OK .
9. In the Report Layout, double-click Current TRX5 , click Sum in the Display Type box, and then click OK .

Note Repeat these steps to add fields for bucket 6 and bucket 7.

Step 5: Save the changes to the report, and then exit Report Writer

1. On the File menu, click Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains .
2. Click Save when you are prompted to save the changes to the report layout.
3. Click Save when you are prompted to save the changes to the modified report.

Step 6: Assign security permissions to the modified report

To assign security permissions to the modified report, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: By using security in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

1. Point to Tools on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Setup , point to System , and then click Alternate/Modified Forms and Reports .
2. In the ID box, type the user ID that will print this modified report.
3. In the Product list, click Microsoft Dynamics GP .
4. In the Type list, click Reports .
5. Expand the Purchasing folder.
6. Expand the folder for the report you modified.
7. Click to select Microsoft Dynamics GP (Modified) .
8. Click Save .
9. On the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Tools , point to Setup , point to System , and then click User Security .
10. In the User list, click a user ID.
11. In the Company list, click a company.
12. In the Alternate/Modified Forms and Reports ID list, click the ID from step 2.

Method 2: by using the Advanced Security tool in a version earlier than Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

1. On the Tools menu, point to Setup , point to System , and then click Advanced Security .
2. If you are prompted, type the system password in the Please Enter Password box, and then click OK .
3. In the Advanced Security window, click View , and then click By Alternate, Modified and Custom .
4.

Use one of the following steps, depending on which version is installed:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, expand Microsoft Dynamics GP .
• In Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, expand Great Plains .



     
5. Expand Reports , expand Purchasing , and then expand the report that you modified.
6.

Use one of the following steps, depending on which version is installed:

• In Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, click Microsoft Dynamics GP (Modified) .
• In Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, click Great Plains (Modified) .



     
7. Click Apply , and then click OK .

Note By default, when you start the Advanced Security tool, the current user and the current company are selected. Any changes that you make affect the current user and the current company. However, you can select additional users in the Users area of the Advanced Security window. You can select additional companies in the Company Name area of the Advanced Security window.

Method 3: By using the Standard Security tool in a version prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

1. On the Tools menu, point to Setup , point to System , and then click Security .
2. If you are prompted, type the system password in the Please Enter Password box, and then click OK .
3. In the User ID list, click the ID of the user who you want to have access to the modified report.
4. In the Type list, click Modified Reports .
5. In the Series list, click Purchasing .
6. In the Access List box, double-click the report you modified, and then click OK .

Note An asterisk (*) appears next to the report name.

REFERENCES


For more information about how to add buckets to the Payables Management "Aged Trial Balance" report for the detail print option in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

 

948599 How to add buckets to the Payables Management "Aged Trial Balance" report for the summary print option in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP

For more information about how to add a new bucket to the "Aged Trial Balance-Detail with Options" report , click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

864847 How to add a new bucket to the "Aged Trial Balance-Detail with Options" report

 

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