At some point after you’ve shipped your application to customers, you may need to send an update. The extent of changes in your application determines the method you will use to package your update.
To determine what to include in the update, you will be comparing the updated dictionary with the version of the dictionary your customers currently have. The Dictionary Comparison report generated by the Compare Dictionaries utility lists the dictionary modules that have been added or changed in the updated dictionary. These are the modules that must be included in the update.
To compare two dictionaries, open the original dictionary as a source dictionary and the dictionary you’ve made changes to (the compare dictionary) as an editable dictionary. If your application integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP, you will compare the extracted dictionary from the original version of your application with the extracted dictionary from the updated version of your application. When you’ve selected the dictionaries, choose Compare from the Utilities menu to display the Compare Dictionaries window.
The two dictionaries you selected will appear in the Original Dictionary and Compare Dictionary fields on the window. Verify that these are the correct dictionaries to be compared.
Click OK to generate the report comparing the two selected dictionaries.
The comparison report lists the dictionary modules that you need to include when using the Create Chunk Dictionary window to create the update chunk.
Another report, CHANGES.TXT, will also be generated by the Compare Dictionaries utility. This report contains a list of the forms and reports that have changed in the updated dictionary.