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Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 - Second Edition by Mark Polino, Belinda Allen

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Working with dates and times

As Dynamics GP uses SQL Server for the database, and SQL Server tracks dates with the time, GP dates have a time attached to them. As cool as this may sound, GP doesn't use the time portion, so the time is always defaulted to midnight (12 AM).

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There are a few places where time is tracked (for example, the advanced purchase order feature of purchase order approvals). In these rare exceptions, GP will use one Date/Time field for the approval date and a separate Date/Time field for the approval time.

When a record has a date on it, such as an AP invoice, it's probable that we'll want to see data grouped by elements of that date (for example, years, quarters, months, weeks, and/or days). A due date for an AP invoice is ...

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