Using Navigation Lists in Dynamics GP

Navigation Lists provide an easy and effective way of searching Dynamics GP records across master and transaction data and allowing users to take action on the records retrieved.

The Navigation List can be easily modified to include search criteria relevant to the individual by changing or adding columns, as well as adding filters on the columns selected. Utilizing multiple filters, the resulting query delivers specific data for review and analysis. Once data is retrieved, the list can be easily exported to excel, emailed to a colleague and saved. These saved lists can also be made available to users assigned to a specific role or can they can be shared with just individual users.

The Navigation List contains an Action Pane from which the user can execute transactions related to a particular item in the list. Selecting a task from the Action Pane ribbon links the user to the corresponding transaction screen in Dynamics GP. A big benefit of using the Navigation List to carry out transactions is that the transaction screen will prepopulate with header data related to the selected customer, vendor, account, etc. information, saving time on data entry.

The Navigation List also includes an Information Pane which gives the user the ability to drill down on detail information for each of the selected items in the list, allowing users to quickly review data without having to navigate through various screens.

The Navigation List is a powerful search, data retrieval and workflow tool within all Dynamics GP Series and should be readily utilized. For those users who have completely embraced the usefulness of the Navigation Lists, Microsoft has introduced the Navigation List Builder tool in Dynamics GP 2010. This module serves to further customize and integrate the lists to include exactly the data that they want, whether it is from a table in Microsoft Dynamics GP or any 3rd party product, as well as external SQL tables and views.

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