Filling Missing Transactions Numbers in GP

If the end user created any kind of transactions in GP that holds let’s say the ID 9 and another one that holds 10, then deleted 9; the next number will be 11 and 9 will be ignored.

For the clients that do not accept these gaps, and since almost all of GP transaction tables have setups for loading next ID number, I have created the following solution:

Create a trigger on your transactions table For INSERT and DELETE that perform the following actions:

UPDATE “Setup-Table” SET “Next-ID” =

(SELECT TOP 1 Covert(BIGINT, A.Number) + 1 As NextID From Table As A LEFT OUTER JOIN Table As B on Covert(BIGINT, A.Number) + 1 = Covert(BIGINT, B.Number) WHERE B.Number IS NULL)


Replace the “Number” with column name and Table with your table name.
Now each time a transaction added or deleted, your trigger will get the next available number and update the defined next number.


Mohammad R. Daoud
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About Mohammad R. Daoud
Mohammad R. Daoud has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant since 2004. His career path started with version 7.5; he studied every single tip of the application technicalities and did allot of successful implementations that includes functional consultations, analysis, and custom development projects. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and currently he is pursuing MBA degree in Accounting. In January 2007 he was nominated to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) certificate and was certified in April 2008 due to his online contributions in the Dynamics Community (Dynamics GP Newsgroups, Forums, User Groups and his blog: Worth to mention that he was also listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People in 2009 by DynamicsWorld. And more... • Demonstrated Passion for MS Products through participating in beta testing for some product versions, an effective member of Microsoft Connect. • Talented in securing strong high quality relationships with premier customers, partners and sales teams passionately and profitably. • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers • Problem Solver – Uses systematic approach to uncover true problem(s) and practical solution and can marshal resources to solve problem! • Proven record of effective account management, including Account Planning, Opportunity Management, and Business Management Excellence and working as part of a larger virtual team • Successful in delivering high quality technical engagements in the enterprise Dynamics GP implementations area according to customer requirements. • Dedicated, Committed, Self Motivated, Creative and highly focused with excellent communication, Negotiation, presentation, Active Listening and Objection Handling skills. • Experienced in Profitable researches and studies including white papers and technical presentations.

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