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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Overview of available tools

Once you have defined what you are trying to do, you need to find a tool that will do it. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help you accomplish your goal.

Each tool does something a little different from the others. Which tool to select may be obvious, but often there are several ways to achieve the same result. A hybrid approach may be necessary when no single tool will go the distance.

The several tools at your disposal, which we will discuss in this section, include:

  • Dexterity
  • Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP (VS Tools)
  • Modifier with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)
  • Continuum
  • Extender / eXtender Enterprise
  • DDE / ODBC / ADO / OLE Automation
  • Integration Manager
  • Table Import
  • eConnect
  • Web services

The decision ...

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