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GP to BC Migrations: SQL Script to Check for Problematic GP Data Conditions With FAQs!!!!

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The very first thing I do when troubleshooting a GP to Business Central Online migration case, is to have users run a SQL Script to find problematic GP data conditions that may result in a failed migration. As such, I would like to share with you the SQL script we in Support have created over time to accomplish that. This is followed by a FAQ section where I’ll share our most commonly asked GP to BC Migration Questions and Answers. This will be a living blog, meaning if we find a new problematic data condition and/or see more commonly asked questions, we’ll add them to this blog. Enjoy!

Here is a script you can use to find potentially problematic data conditions in GP that may cause the GP to BC Online migration to fail:

/**GP TO BC DATA CHECKER****************************************************************************
**  This script will query for common data issues that cause errors when migrating from GP to BC					
**	Execute these Resluts to File or to Text so the labels and columns print on the results	
**  NEVER make data changes on the backend in a GP Production Database - ONLY make changes in a Test company with a copy of live data
**  If you are unsure what needs to be changed to ensure a successful migration, create a support case for further help
**/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BEGIN
    IF (SELECT Count(*)
        FROM   sys.databases a
               JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01500 b
                 ON a.name = b.INTERID
        WHERE  a.user_access_desc > 'MULTI_USER') > 0
      PRINT 'A Company database is in single user mode and cannot be during the migration even if it is not the database being migrated'
    SELECT b.INTERID,
           a.user_access_desc
    FROM   sys.databases a
           JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01500 b
             ON a.name = b.INTERID
    WHERE  a.user_access_desc > 'MULTI_USER'
END
PRINT 'CHECK FOR UNBALANCED TRANSACTIONS '
SELECT JRNENTRY      AS 'WORK JOURNAL ENTRY',
       Sum(DEBITAMT) AS 'TOTAL DEBITS',
       Sum(CRDTAMNT) AS 'TOTAL CREDITS'
FROM   GL10001,
       GL00100
WHERE  GL10001.ACTINDX = GL00100.ACTINDX
       AND GL10001.ACCTTYPE = 1
GROUP  BY JRNENTRY
HAVING Sum(CRDTAMNT) > Sum(DEBITAMT)
SELECT JRNENTRY      AS 'OPEN YEAR JOURNAL ENTRY',
       Sum(DEBITAMT) AS 'TOTAL DEBITS',
       Sum(CRDTAMNT) AS 'TOTAL CREDITS'
FROM   GL20000,
       GL00100
WHERE  GL20000.ACTINDX = GL00100.ACTINDX
       AND ACCTTYPE = 1
GROUP  BY JRNENTRY
HAVING Sum(CRDTAMNT) > Sum(DEBITAMT)
SELECT JRNENTRY      AS 'HISTORY YEAR JOURNAL ENTRY',
       Sum(DEBITAMT) AS 'TOTAL DEBITS',
       Sum(CRDTAMNT) AS 'TOTAL CREDITS'
FROM   GL30000,
       GL00100
WHERE  GL30000.ACTINDX = GL00100.ACTINDX
       AND ACCTTYPE = 1
GROUP  BY JRNENTRY
HAVING Sum(CRDTAMNT) > Sum(DEBITAMT)
PRINT 'CHECK FOR DUPLICATE GL TRANSACTIONS ACCROSS OPEN AND HISTORY'
SELECT *
FROM   GL20000
WHERE  DEX_ROW_ID IN (SELECT DISTINCT( a.DEX_ROW_ID )
                      FROM   GL20000 a,
                             GL30000 b
                      WHERE  a.JRNENTRY = b.JRNENTRY
                             AND a.RCTRXSEQ = b.RCTRXSEQ
                             AND a.OPENYEAR = b.HSTYEAR
                             AND a.TRXSorce = b.TRXSorce)
PRINT 'CHECK FOR DUPLICATE GL SUMMARY YEARS ACCROSS OPEN AND HISTORY'
SELECT DISTINCT YEAR1
FROM   GL10110
WHERE  YEAR1 IN (SELECT YEAR1
                 FROM   GL10111)
PRINT 'CHECK FOR INVALID PERIOD DATES IN FISCAL PERIOD SETUP'
SELECT *
FROM   SY40100
WHERE  PERIODDT = '1900-01-01'
        OR PERDENDT = '1900-01-01'
PRINT 'CHECK FOR MISSING OR INVALID ACCOUNTS IN POSTING ACCOUNT SETUP'
SELECT CASE
         WHEN SERIES = '2' THEN 'Financial'
         WHEN SERIES = '3' THEN 'Sales'
         WHEN SERIES = '4' THEN 'Purchasing'
         WHEN SERIES = '5' THEN 'Inventory'
       END      AS 'MODULE',
       PTGACDSC AS 'Description',
       ACTINDX
FROM   SY01100
WHERE  SERIES IN ( 2, 3, 4, 5 )
       AND ACTINDX NOT IN (SELECT ACTINDX
                           FROM   GL00105)
PRINT 'VERIFY THAT WE DO HAVE A MAIN SEGMENT SELECTED THIS MUST RETURN 1 RESULT'
SELECT *
FROM   SY00300
WHERE  MNSEGIND = '1'
PRINT 'VERIFY THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY ACCOUNTS WITH BLANK SEGMENTS'
IF (SELECT Count(*)
    FROM   SY00300) = '1'
  BEGIN
      SELECT ACTNUMST
      FROM   GL00105
      WHERE  ACTNUMBR_1 = ''
  END
IF (SELECT Count(*)
    FROM   SY00300) = '2'
  BEGIN
      SELECT ACTNUMST
      FROM   GL00105
      WHERE  ACTNUMBR_1 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_2 = ''
  END
IF (SELECT Count(*)
    FROM   SY00300) = '3'
  BEGIN
      SELECT ACTNUMST
      FROM   GL00105
      WHERE  ACTNUMBR_1 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_2 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_3 = ''
  END
IF (SELECT Count(*)
    FROM   SY00300) = '4'
  BEGIN
      SELECT ACTNUMST
      FROM   GL00105
      WHERE  ACTNUMBR_1 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_2 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_3 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_4 = ''
  END
IF (SELECT Count(*)
    FROM   SY00300) = '5'
  BEGIN
      SELECT ACTNUMST
      FROM   GL00105
      WHERE  ACTNUMBR_1 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_2 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_3 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_4 = ''
              OR ACTNUMBR_5 = ''
  END
PRINT 'MAIN ACCOUNT SEGMENT IS INCORRECT ON THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS: RUN CHECKLINKS ON FINANCIAL ACCOUNT MASTER'
Begin
DECLARE @MAINSEG AS NVARCHAR
DECLARE @SEGMENT AS NVARCHAR(102)
SET @MAINSEG = (SELECT SGMTNUMB
                FROM   SY00300
                WHERE  MNSEGIND = '1')
SET @SEGMENT = ( 'select * from GL00100 where ACTNUMBR_'
                 + @MAINSEG + ' > MNACSGMT' )
EXECUTE sp_executesql  @SEGMENT
end PRINT 'Direct Posting must be equal to Yes in G/L Account. �Allow Account Entry� must be marked for these accounts GP'
Begin SELECT * FROM GL00100 WHERE ACCTENTR = 0
end
PRINT 'CHECK FOR INVENTORY ITEMS THAT WILL TRUNCATE AT 20 CHARACTERS MAKE SURE TRUNCATED ITEMS WILL NOT BE DUPLICATES'
SELECT ITEMNMBR
FROM   IV00101
WHERE  Len(ITEMNMBR) > 20
PRINT 'PAYMENT TERMS ARE SETUP UP IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT CONVERT TO BC AT THIS TIME'
SELECT *
FROM   SY03300
WHERE  (DUETYPE = 1
       AND DISCTYPE = 3
       AND CalculateDateFrom = 2)--and no DUEDTDS
	   OR
	   (DUETYPE = 5
	   AND DUEDTDS = 0)
SELECT *
FROM   SY03300
WHERE  DUETYPE = 7 
--------
PRINT 'CHECK FOR CUSTOMER AND VENDOR PHONE NUMBERS THAT CONTAIN LETTERS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'RM00101 - CUSTOMER MASTER TABLE'
SELECT PHONE1, PHONE2, PHONE3, FAX, * FROM RM00101 WHERE PHONE1 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE2 LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE3 LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR FAX LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'RM00102 - CUSTOMER ADDRESS MASTER TABLE'
SELECT PHONE1, PHONE2, PHONE3, FAX, * FROM RM00102 WHERE PHONE1 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE2 LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE3 LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR FAX LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'PM00200 - VENDOR MASTER TABLE'
SELECT PHNUMBR1, PHNUMBR2, PHONE3, FAXNUMBR, * FROM PM00200 WHERE PHNUMBR1 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHNUMBR2 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE3 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR FAXNUMBR LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'PM00300 - VENDOR ADDRESS MASTER TABLE'
SELECT PHNUMBR1, PHNUMBR2, PHONE3, FAXNUMBR, * FROM PM00300 WHERE PHNUMBR1 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHNUMBR2 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR PHONE3 LIKE  '%[a-zA-Z]%' OR FAXNUMBR LIKE '%[a-zA-Z]%'

------------
PRINT 'CHECK FOR GL SUMMARY VALUES GOING OUT MORE THAN TWO DECIMALS - THIS CAN STOP THE AUTO POSTING PROCESS IN BC DUE TO ROUNDING TO 2 DECIMALS CAUSING UNBALANCED JOURNALS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'GL10110 - GL OPEN SUMMARY TABLE'
SELECT * FROM GL10110 WHERE RIGHT(PERDBLNC,3) > 0 OR RIGHT(DEBITAMT,3) > 0 OR RIGHT(CRDTAMNT,3) > 0
PRINT 'GL10111 - GL HISTORY SUMMARY TABLE'
SELECT * FROM GL10111 WHERE RIGHT(PERDBLNC,3) > 0 OR RIGHT(DEBITAMT,3) > 0 OR RIGHT(CRDTAMNT,3) > 0

PRINT 'CHECK FOR GL SUMMARY VALUES WITH A ZERO SUMMARY VALUE IN PERIOD 0:'
PRINT 'GL10110 - GL OPEN SUMMARY TABLE'
SELECT * FROM GL10110 WHERE PERIODID = 0 AND DEBITAMT = 0 AND CRDTAMNT = 0 AND PERDBLNC = 0
PRINT 'GL10111 - GL HISTORY SUMMARY TABLE'
SELECT * FROM GL10111 WHERE PERIODID = 0 AND DEBITAMT = 0 AND CRDTAMNT = 0 AND PERDBLNC = 0

PRINT 'CHECK FOR OUTSTANDING PAYABLES GOING OUT MORE THAN TWO DECIMALS - THIS CAN STOP THE AUTO POSTING PROCESS IN BC DUE TO ROUNDING TO 2 DECIMALS CAUSING UNBALANCED JOURNALS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'PM20000 - PAYABLES OPEN TRANSACTIONS TABLE'
SELECT * FROM PM20000 WHERE RIGHT(CURTRXAM,3) > 0
PRINT 'CHECK FOR OUTSTANDING RECEIVABLES GOING OUT MORE THAN TWO DECIMALS - THIS CAN STOP THE AUTO POSTING PROCESS IN BC DUE TO ROUNDING TO 2 DECIMALS CAUSING UNBALANCED JOURNALS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'RM20101 - RECEIVABLES OPEN TRANSACTIONS TABLE'
SELECT * FROM RM20101 WHERE RIGHT(CURTRXAM,3) > 0
--------------
PRINT 'CHECK FOR PURCHASE ORDERS WHERE UOFM BUT DOES NOT EXIST IN UNIT OF MEASURE SCHEDULE'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'POP10100 - PURCHASE ORDER HEADER'
SELECT * FROM POP10100 WHERE PONUMBER IN (SELECT PONUMBER FROM POP10110 WHERE UOFM NOT IN (SELECT UOFM FROM IV40202))
PRINT ''
PRINT 'POP10110 - PURCHASE ORDER LINES'
SELECT PONUMBER FROM POP10110 WHERE UOFM NOT IN (SELECT UOFM FROM IV40202)
PRINT 'CHECK FOR OPEN PURCHASE ORDERS ENTERED IN ORIGINATING CURRENCY'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'POP10100 - PURCHASE ORDER HEADER'
SELECT * FROM POP10100 WHERE CURRNIDX NOT IN (SELECT FUNCRIDX FROM MC40000) AND PONUMBER IN (SELECT PONUMBER FROM POP10110 WHERE POLNESTA IN (1,2,3,4))

PRINT 'CHECK FOR OPEN PURCHASE ORDER LINES ASSOCIATED WITH INACTIVE OR DISCONTINUED ITEMS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'POP10110 - PURCHASE ORDER LINES'
SELECT * FROM POP10110 WHERE ITEMNMBR IN (SELECT ITEMNMBR FROM IV00101 WHERE INACTIVE = 1 OR ITEMTYPE = 2) AND POLNESTA IN (1,2,3,4)
---------------
PRINT 'CHECK FOR UNRECONCILED BANK TRANSACTIONS WITH NO AMOUNT'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'CM20200 - CM TRANSACTIONS'
SELECT * FROM CM20200 WHERE TRXAMNT = 0 AND Recond = 0
---------------
PRINT 'CHECK FOR CLASSES WITH MISSING ACCOUNTS - IF YOU ARE NOT MIGRATING CLASSES YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THESE'
PRINT 'IF YOU ARE MIGRATING CLASSES THEN VALID POSTING ACCOUNTS MUST BE ASSIGNED'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'CHECK FOR CUSTOMER CLASSES THAT ARE MISSING DEFAULT POSTING ACCOUNTS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'RM00201 - CUSTOMER CLASSES'
SELECT * FROM RM00201 WHERE RMCSHACC = 0 OR RMARACC = 0 OR RMCOSACC = 0 OR RMIVACC = 0 OR RMSLSACC = 0
OR RMAVACC = 0 OR RMTAKACC = 0 OR RMFCGACC = 0 OR RMWRACC = 0 OR RMSORACC = 0
PRINT 'CHECK FOR VENDOR CLASSES THAT ARE MISSING DEFAULT POSTING ACCOUNTS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'PM00100 - VENDOR CLASSES'
SELECT * FROM PM00100 WHERE PMAPINDX = 0 OR PMCSHIDX = 0 OR PMDAVIDX = 0 OR PMDTKIDX = 0 OR PMFINIDX = 0 OR PMMSCHIX = 0
OR PMFRTIDX = 0 OR PMTAXIDX = 0 OR PMWRTIDX = 0 OR PMPRCHIX = 0 OR PMRTNGIX = 0 OR PMTDSCIX = 0 OR ACPURIDX = 0
OR PURPVIDX = 0
PRINT 'CHECK FOR INVENTORY CLASSES THAT ARE MISSING DEFAULT POSTING ACCOUNTS'
PRINT ''
PRINT 'IV40400 - INVENTORY CLASSES'
SELECT * FROM IV40400 WHERE IVIVINDX = 0 OR IVIVOFIX = 0 OR IVCOGSIX = 0 OR IVSLSIDX = 0 OR IVSLDSIX = 0 or IVSLRNIX = 0
OR IVINUSIX = 0 OR IVINSVIX = 0 OR IVDMGIDX = 0 OR IVVARIDX = 0 OR DPSHPIDX = 0 OR PURPVIDX = 0 OR UPPVIDX = 0 
OR IVRETIDX = 0 OR ASMVRIDX = 0

Run the script in text (CNTRL+T) against the GP Company database you are migrating from.

IMPORTANT: If you find you need to make changes to the GP setups and/or data, ALWAYS make changes those changes in a Test Company with a copy of live data, or in a test environment. Here’s a link to an article that talks about how to make a GP Test company with a copy of live data:

Set up a test company – Dynamics GP | Microsoft Learn

Do not change/fix the data in a GP production company that is still actively used. Why? Some of the data conditions that will need to be addressed are simply setups that must be in place in GP for the migration to be successful. This doesn’t mean the existing setups are ‘wrong’ as far as GP is concerned, and we don’t want the changes you make to detrimentally affect processing in GP. Here are a couple of examples:

  • All Default Posting Accounts must be in place for the Financial, Sales, Purchasing, and Inventory series in GP (Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> Posting >> Posting Accounts). *GP does not require these accounts to exist. However, to migrate the data successfully – they must exist. There may be valid business reasons for users not having these accounts in place in production and assigning them has the potential to change which account defaults into various transactions in GP.
  • All accounts must have the ‘Allow Account Entry’ box marked (Cards >> Financial >> Account). *This is not an invalid setting in GP, but BC requires this box to be marked. There are valid business reasons for users ‘not’ to accounts assigned to ‘Allow Account Entry’ in production and changing that will allow users to manually key the account onto transactions.

 

The script may return results associated with the bolded sections below. Read the details for each to know how best to proceed:

  • There is only one data condition in this script for which one result must be returned, and that is the script to verify there is a ‘main’ account segment defined:

  • Unbalanced or Duplicate Journal Entries: This is a damaged data condition in GP that needs to be fixed before you migrate. If you are unsure how to fix these, you should open a case with the GP Support Team for assistance. 
  • Missing default posting accounts: Valid accounts must be assigned via Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> Posting >> Posting Accounts for all accounts in the Financial, Sales, Purchasing, and Inventory series. Failure to do this will likely result in a failed migration and unbalanced journals in the BC company being migrated ‘into’.
  • Blank Account Segments: Each unique Account Segment in GP becomes a ‘Dimension’ in Business Central, and Business Central cannot create a ‘blank’ dimension. As such, having a blank segment will cause the migration to fail. Use the Account Modifier PSTL (Professional Services Tools Library) in GP to modify the account to ensure no segment is blank.
  • Invalid Period Dates in Fiscal Period Setup: All records with invalid Period Dates must be fixed prior to migrating (or removed in a test company with a copy of live data).
  • Incompatible Payment Terms: Fix or remove the problem payment terms from GP via Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> Company >> Payment Terms. Incompatible payment terms will cause the migration to fail.
  • Inventoried Items with more than 20 Characters: BC allows up to 20 characters for the Item No., and GP allows for more than that. As such, BC truncates Item No. at 20 characters. If the first 20 characters of two or more items is the ‘same’ in GP, they are considered duplicates in BC (which is not allowed). This will cause the migration to fail. As such, use PSTL in GP to change item numbers appropriately to avoid duplicates during the migration.
  • Letters in Customer or Vendor Phone Numbers: Business Central does not allow letters in phone number fields. All letters must be removed from all phone number fields prior to migrating or the migration may fail.
  • More than 2 Decimal Places on Transactions: This is not a complete deal breaker and will not stop the amounts from migrating to BC. However, it will stop the auto-posting process (due to rounding to 2 decimals) and likely result in unbalanced batches (off by penny(ies)) in BC that must be fixed before they can be posted (and result in a Failed Status in the Cloud Migration management window). Things to think about: Do you ‘use’ more than 2 decimal places in GP? If you aren’t sure, check the currency setups (Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> System >> Currency). Are any of the currencies set to use more than 2 decimals? Are you planning to use more than 2 decimal places for currencies in Business Central? If you DO plan to use more than 2 decimals in BC, then change the decimal place settings in General Ledger Setup for the company you’re migrating ‘into’ after the shell company has been created, and before you click on ‘Run Migration Now’ to ensure the company will allow for the extra decimals.
  • Inactive Item on Open Purchase Order: Remove the inactive item from the open purchase order in GP prior to migrating. Neither ERP allows you to add an inactive item to purchase order.
  • Open Purchase Order in Originating Currency: These purchase orders need to be deleted or closed in GP prior to migrating. There is a known quality issue around this that will cause the migration to fail.
  • Missing Accounts on Customer, Vendor, and/or Inventory Classes: If you are migrating classes, all posting accounts associated with each class must be populated prior to migration.

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Migrating from GP to BC:

Question 1: What exactly will the Cloud Migration Tool migrate from GP to Business Central Online?

Answer 1: Here’s a link to documentation that describes exactly what the Cloud Migration Tool will move from GP to Business Central Online: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/administration/migrate-dynamics-gp#dynamics-gp-data

We are always in the process of adding to what the Cloud Migration Tool can do. The documentation above gets updated every time a new feature is added. As such, continue to check periodically to verify what has changed.

If there is a module and/or GP data you’d like to see added to the tool, please enter a Product Suggestion for that here: Ideas (dynamics.com)

Question 2: Which GP data should I migrate from GP to Business Central Online?

Answer 2: The answer to this varies from business to business. Think about which modules you use on a regular basis. These are likely the modules you’ll want to migrate from GP to BC Online.

Think about whether the data in those modules are in good standing (this is where the script comes into play):

  • Prior to running the script, we recommend you take steps you’d normally take in GP to ensure data integrity such as running Check Links on the series in question and/or Reconciling amounts associated with the series in question.
  • If there are transactions sitting in WORK that you want migrated to BC, post them in GP first. Unposted transactions won’t be migrated.
  • Are data results returned for this module when you run the script associated with this blog? If so, the problem data should be fixed prior to migrating.

Think about how much data is coming into play, along with what processes you use and don’t use when determining what to migrate. Here are some examples:

  • If you use Bank Reconciliation in GP but do not reconcile your bank accounts (checkbooks) in GP, then it might not make sense to migrate all outstanding unreconciled Bank Transactions. A better option may be to migrate only Bank Account Master data. That way, all checkbooks are still migrated, but you don’t have a ton of unwanted outstanding transactions taking up unneeded space waiting to be reconciled Business Central.
  • If you are migrating Items and have a lot of history, consider removing sold receipt layers prior to migrating.

Question 3: I am not comfortable with SQL. Is there another way for me to find potentially problematic GP data conditions prior to migrating?

Answer 3: Yes, there is a free Migration Assessment Tool offered here: Migration assessment (bcmigrationassessments.com)

Question 4: Where can I learn more about how to accomplish my normal GP processes in Business Central Online?

Answer 4: Here is a link to some great videos that compare and contrast the most common processes between GP and Business Central Online: 

Compare Work in Dynamics GP to Business Central (contains videos) – Business Central | Microsoft Learn

Question 5: My Retained Earnings and Profit and Loss account balances don’t match what I see in GP.  Why and how can I fix this?

Answer 5: All Fiscal Periods (Accounting Periods in BC) are migrated as OPEN years in Business Central. As such, all migrated General Ledger transactions are posted to an ‘Open’ year in Business Central, even when the corresponding year in GP is closed (or historical). After migrating from GP, in Business Central users must close all appropriate Fiscal Years (Process >> Close Year from the Accounting Periods page) and process the ‘Close Income Statement’ for those years to match what’s already been done in GP. Once this is done, the Retained Earnings and Profit and Loss Account balances should match between the two ERP’s.

Question 6: Is it possible to migrate multiple GP companies into one company in Business Central Online?

Answer 6: No, it is not possible to migrate multiple GP companies into a single BC company. Upon completion of the Cloud Migration Wizard (where you choose which companies you want to migrate): Business Central creates a ‘shell’ company(ies) with the same company name in Business Central. It is this new shell company that the data for the corresponding GP company will migrate ‘into’.

Question 7: Are there translation options for GP Segments that become Dimensions in Business Central? For example, we’d like the ability to combine multiple GP Segments into one BC Dimension, and/or we’d like to rename a GP Segment to have a different Dimension value in BC.

Answer 7: No, the Cloud Migration Tool does not include functionality to combine multiple GP Segments into one BC Dimension. Nor does the tool allow users to map GP Segment XX to be called something different in Business Central. The Cloud Migration Tool will do the following when it comes to GP Segments:

  • The ‘Main’ Segment in GP will become the Account Number in Business Central.
  • Users have the ability to assign two Global Dimensions in Business Central (via the GP Company Migration Configuration window) to correspond to additional existing GP Segments (but users cannot rename them to be called something else).
  • If there are more than 3 Segments in GP: Business Central will create Dimensions in to represent the remaining GP Segments.

Users may want to consider using PSTL in GP to make desired Chart of Account changes prior to migrating to Business Central. 

I hope you find this information helpful! Don’t forget to check out our Landing Page for GP to BC Migrations!!

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