How to remove a company that is no longer being used in Microsoft Dynamics GP

This article explains how to remove a company that is no longer being used in Microsoft Dynamics GP. This is taken from Microsoft kb article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/849249

To remove a company that is no longer being used in Microsoft Dynamics GP, follow these steps:

  1. Follow the appropriate step:
  • If you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 or later, click Tools on the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Utilities, point to System, and then click Delete Company.
  • If you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0, point to Utilities on the Tools menu, point to System, and then click Delete Company.
  • If you are using Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0, click Setup on the Tools menu, point to System, and then click Company.
  • If you are using a version that is earlier than Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0, click System on the Setup menu, and then click Company.
  1. Click the Company Name lookup.
  2. Click the company that you want to delete, click Select, and then click Delete.
  3. Verify that the company database was removed. To do this, follow the steps for the database that you are using with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / Microsoft SQL Server 2008 /Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 / Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    1. Start SQL Server Management Studio.
    2. Expand the instance of SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then expand Databases.
    3. Verify that the company database was removed. If the company database is listed, right-click the company database, and then click Delete.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

  1. Start Enterprise Manager.
    1. Expand the instance of SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and then expand Databases.
    2. Verify that the company database was removed. If the company database is listed, right-click the company database, and then click Delete.

Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE)

  1. Start Support Administrator Console.
    1. Run the following command to verify that the company database still exists.

SELECT name FROM MASTER..SYSDATABASES

  1. If the company database is listed, run the following command to delete the database.

DROP DATABASE XXX

Note Replace XXX with the database name of the company that you want to delete.

  1. If the database has been manually removed or removed by the DROP script mentioned in step 4-c, then there may be some references from the deleted database still within the DYNAMICS/system database. These references need to be removed. To do this, find below the ClearCompanies.sql script attached along with this.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 / Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Start SQL Server Management Studio.

  1. Click New Query from the menu bar to start a new query window.
  2. Paste the contents of the ClearCompanies.sql scripts into the empty query window.
  3. Click Execute or press F5 to run the script.

    Note ClearCompanies.sql is a script that is automatically setup to run against the appropriate databases.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

  1. Start Query Analyzer.
    1. Click Query and then click New Query to open a blank query window.
    2. Paste the contents of ClearCompanies.sql into this empty query window.
    3. Click on the ‘Execute’ button or press F5 to run the script.

      Note ClearCompanies.sql is a script that is automatically setup to run against the appropriate databases.

  2. Log into Microsoft Dynamics GP to verify the company no longer exists.

CLEARCOMPANIES.SQL

/* ClearCompanys.sql – Script that will clear out all entrys in the DYNAMICS

database referencing databases that no longer exist on the SQL Server.

Requirements:

Company database you wish to have cleaned out of the tables in the DYNAMICS

database must be removed from the SQL server before running this script.

Ensure that all your databases have been restored or they will be erased

from the DYNAMICS database.

*/

set nocount on

/* Remove all references in the company master (SY01500) for databases that

Do not exist on the SQL Server */

delete DYNAMICS..SY01500 where INTERID not in

(select name from master..sysdatabases)

/* Clear out all tables in DYNAMICS database that have a CMPANYID field

that no longer matches any Company ID’s in the SY01500 */

USE DYNAMICS

declare @CMPANYID char(150)

declare CMPANYID_Cleanup CURSOR for

select ‘delete ‘ + o.name + ‘ where CMPANYID not in (0,-32767)’

+ ‘ and CMPANYID not in (select CMPANYID from DYNAMICS..SY01500)’

from sysobjects o, syscolumns c

where o.id = c.id

and o.type = ‘U’

and c.name = ‘CMPANYID’

and o.name <> ‘SY01500’ order by o.name

OPEN CMPANYID_Cleanup

FETCH NEXT from CMPANYID_Cleanup into @CMPANYID

while (@@FETCH_STATUS <>-1)

begin

exec (@CMPANYID)

FETCH NEXT from CMPANYID_Cleanup into @CMPANYID

end

DEALLOCATE CMPANYID_Cleanup

go

/* Clear out all tables in DYNAMICS database that have a companyID field

that no longer matches any Company ID’s in the SY01500 */

USE DYNAMICS

declare @companyID char(150)

declare companyID_Cleanup CURSOR for

select ‘delete ‘ + o.name + ‘ where companyID not in (0,-32767)’

+ ‘ and companyID not in (select CMPANYID from DYNAMICS..SY01500)’

from sysobjects o, syscolumns c

where o.id = c.id

and o.type = ‘U’

and c.name = ‘companyID’

and o.name <> ‘SY01500’

set nocount on

OPEN companyID_Cleanup

FETCH NEXT from companyID_Cleanup into @companyID

while (@@FETCH_STATUS <>-1)

begin

exec (@companyID)

FETCH NEXT from companyID_Cleanup into @companyID

end

DEALLOCATE companyID_Cleanup

go

/* Clear out all tables in DYNAMICS database that have a db_name field

that no longer matches any company names (INTERID) in the SY01500 */

USE DYNAMICS

declare @db_name char(150)

declare db_name_Cleanup CURSOR for

select ‘delete ‘ + o.name + ‘ where db_name <> ”DYNAMICS” and db_name <> ””

and db_name not in (select INTERID from DYNAMICS..SY01500)’

from sysobjects o, syscolumns c

where o.id = c.id

and o.type = ‘U’

and c.name = ‘db_name’

set nocount on

OPEN db_name_Cleanup

FETCH NEXT from db_name_Cleanup into @db_name

while (@@FETCH_STATUS <>-1)

begin

exec (@db_name)

FETCH NEXT from db_name_Cleanup into @db_name

end

DEALLOCATE db_name_Cleanup

GO

set nocount on

/* Clear out all tables in DYNAMICS database that have a dbname field

that no longer matches any company names (INTERID) in the SY01500 */

USE DYNAMICS

declare @dbname char(150)

declare dbname_Cleanup CURSOR for

select ‘delete ‘ + o.name + ‘ where DBNAME <> ”DYNAMICS” and DBNAME <> ””

and DBNAME not in (select INTERID from DYNAMICS..SY01500)’

from sysobjects o, syscolumns c

where o.id = c.id

and o.type = ‘U’

and c.name = ‘DBNAME’

set nocount on

OPEN dbname_Cleanup

FETCH NEXT from dbname_Cleanup into @dbname

while (@@FETCH_STATUS <>-1)

begin

exec (@dbname)

FETCH NEXT from dbname_Cleanup into @dbname

end

DEALLOCATE dbname_Cleanup

GO

set nocount on

/* Remove all stranded references from the other Business Alerts table that

no longer exist in the SY40500 */

delete SY40502 where BARULEID NOT IN (SELECT BARULEID FROM SY40500)

delete SY40503 where BARULEID NOT IN (SELECT BARULEID FROM SY40500)

delete SY40504 where BARULEID NOT IN (SELECT BARULEID FROM SY40500)

delete SY40505 where BARULEID NOT IN (SELECT BARULEID FROM SY40500)

delete SY40506 where BARULEID NOT IN (SELECT BARULEID FROM SY40500)

GO

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Creating Setup for Web Application using Install Shield LE

While working on the latest project there was a requirement to build setup for web application. This was quite new and interesting for me .So I am sharing my experience through this article. This article demonstrate steps for creating a setup of a web application using Install Shield LE

Step 1: Add new Project (Setup and Deployment) in existing solution.

                Assign Name and Location and click Ok

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Note: If installShield is not installed in VS then click ok, it will redirect you to the website from where you can install it.

Step 2:  Click on Application Information.

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Specify Company and application details

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Step3: Click on Installation Requirement.

Select Operating system and Application if any required for your Application.

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Step4: Click on Application Files

In InstallShield LE the Installation Architecture feature is not available. 

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Add Project output i.e. Primary output and content files.

Step5: Click On Application registry

Click Yes

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Step6: Click on Installation Interview

Choose option as per your application requirement

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Step 7: Create Website in IIS

Here we need to create a website with a configuration and while the setup runs it will create the website dynamically in IIS.

To create a new website:

  1. Click on the “Configure the Target System in Install Shield”.
  2. Right-click on “Websites” in Internet Information Services and assign a name, as in my case SampleSite.

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  1. In the configuration section there is the option “Home Directory” and in that there is an option Content Source Path “Select “[IISROOTFOLDER]”(Create new folder in IISROOTFOLDER it will create in inetpub\wwwroot folder i.e. Samplesite in my case).

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Step 8: Add Source of website to the setup
now we need to add the source file of the setup. Go to the “Project Assistant” tab then select Application Files”.

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Here we will see that the newly created folder is named SampleSite inside “[IISROOTFOLDER]”.

  1. Click on the “SampleSite” folder and then click on “Add Project Outputs” and select the files as per your requirements.

Important Configuration

  • To see the log file of the installer we set the option to create the MSI logs to “Yes” in:
    1. Organization Your Setup In Install Shield Project
      • General Information >> Create MSI Logs =Yes

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  • In IIS click on APPLICATION POOLS =>DEFAULTAPPPOOL=> => Right click select ADVANCE SETTING=>ENABLE 32-BIT APPLICATION == TRUE

To Create Setup File

To create setup click build from menu and click “Build Solution”.

And you will get the setup file for the application.

Now If you see the setup file folder it will have many more additional Files but if you want to make only Single Setup File then follow the Below steps

Step 1 : Select the Project and click on Build option from VS2012 menu and then select Option Configuration Manager now select Single Image.

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Now build the solution.

Written By: Namita Sethi (Dynamics CRM Team, Cipher Dynamics)

What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is a sensation!! Previously condemned ‘ORION’ the upgrade is titled Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. There are many new enhancements that will improve user experience and clarify business processes. CRM 2013 also improves usability across multiple browsers. Here are some new features.

1.      Command Bar

The left navigation used in previous version is replaced by the user-friendly Command Bar. Each command option features a down arrow indicating there is a menu below it.

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The Command Bar drops down from top when you run your mouse over it.

2.      New User Experience

With an intuitive, less cluttered interface, you will notice the absence of pop-up windows. To navigate away from a page, hence, you do not “Close” the record, but select from the top navigation where you want to go.

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3. Process Agility

Dynamics CRM 2013 gives user visual guidance to navigate processes that makes workflow more prescriptive and easier to follow. In a significant departure from CRM 2011, a new process bar prompts user to follow next action steps in line with your mapped workflow to progress leads, opportunities, services cases and other tasks.

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4. Store Images In CRM 2013

Images can now be associated with all custom entities and some of the OOB, but with a catch-you still have only one image associated per record. This still serves the purpose in most cases where you want to store the contact or product image along with the record.

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5. Quick Create Form

The Quick Create form makes it easier to create an entity record just by filling in key information. By default you will get quick forms in some of the entities like account, contact, lead, opportunity etc.

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6. Portable Business Logic

Completely new to CRM 2013, Portable Business Logic is a wizard that allows you to create logical functions on the form including hiding and showing fields, enabling or disabling fields, setting requirement level. This new feature basically replaces some of the JavaScript needed in previous versions.

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7. Quick View Forms

With Quick View Forms, you can create a form on one entity and use it in another entity. Most of the fields will be read only. In the image below, a Quick View form has been added to Opportunity showing contact information for primary Contact. Therefore, user can quickly call or email the contact without leaving opportunity.

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8. Simplified Navigation

Rather than using a ribbon displaying every option to user, the navigation is streamlined to a few commands. The user can select the eclipses to find relevant commands for the records in context.

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9. Different Categories Of Processes

In CRM 2013, there are four types of processes that you can utilize.

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10. Auto-Save

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 has the ability to auto save a record as you edit them. CRM saves a record every 30 seconds, and when you leave the record, it is auto-saved. This feature can be disabled from Settings.

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 Written By: Akanksha Wadhwa (Dynamics CRM Team, Cipher Dynamics)

Microsoft MVP Award 2013

HIMBAP

mvplogoI am pleased to announce that fourth year in a row I have been awarded  Microsoft MVP for Dynamics CRM.

Thanks to Microsoft, Dynamics CRM community members and my MVP program manager Biplab Paul and MVP program lead Tanmay Kapoor.

Special thanks to my family member and my community friends for their continuous support. A big thanks to my blog reader, I will keep contributing to the community and will share my knowledge as much as possible.

Thank you all once again !!!

 

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