Dynamics GP Options

In the Options section of MS Dynamics GP setup, you can configure additional settings for related documents, log files, line items, ship-to addresses, and more.

Select Setup > Source Interfaces > MS Dynamics GP (your version), and click Options.

When checked, StarShip will show documents with the same Ship-To addresses, allowing you the possibility of combining related documents. Related documents are shown in the Shipment Editor and can be grouped together by selecting the Group Related check box.


When importing a document that has an existing non-posted shipment, always

Choices are

  • Prompt: Prompt the user for action. The prompt will include the options to Create New, View, or Edit. Note that View is only available for Processed shipments; Draft (Open) shipments will always open in Edit mode.
  • Create New: StarShip will automatically create a new shipment from the data being imported from the source interface without prompting the user.
  • Edit Existing: Set the existing document to “Open” status so that it can be edited.
  • View Existing: Open the existing shipment in View-only mode.
StarShip will search for any draft shipment or shipment processed within the last “#” days

When importing a document (orders, sales transactions, etc.) from your source interface, StarShip will scan all open (draft) shipments, and only the processed shipments within the number of days you set here, for shipments that may already exist for that document. So, for example, if you add an order to a shipment you’ve already saved or processed in StarShip, you can reprocess the shipment with the new order added without voiding write-back or tracking numbers.

Note that you cannot set the number of days if you set the option above it to Create New.

Run in Diagnostic Mode

Check this option to have StarShip run in a special diagnostic mode that shows the raw input from the source interface before any mapping or translations are performed on it.

When enabled, a Show Diagnostics button appears on the source interface tab. Clicking the Show Diagnostics button will display the input information from the source interface in raw message format for Technical Support purposes.

Enable logging of Dynamics GP transactions

StarShip will run in a special mode that provides more information to aid Technical Support. You can also specify Normal or Maximum levels of logging.

Disable Search of Source Documents

This option controls searching for Dynamics GP documents in the Shipment Editor. When it is checked, StarShip will not display the Search Documents grid and will require that you enter the exact Document Number.

Refresh List of Source Documents after shipping

When this option is checked, StarShip will update the list of Dynamics GP documents in the Documents grid after you process a shipment. New documents are retrieved and shipments no longer matching the filters will not be seen.

Additional Options

Include drop-shipped Sales Transaction items when creating a new shipment

When shipping against a sales transaction, StarShip will import drop-shipped line items if this option is checked.

Include Non-Inventory items when importing documents for shipping

If an item is designated as a non-inventory item in MS Dynamics GP, StarShip ignores that item upon import of the sales transaction, unless you check this option.

Select an address from the line item ship-to instead of the Sales Transaction header

Check this option if you want StarShip to ignore the address in the Sales Transaction header Ship-To and use the line item’s ship-to address.

When this setting is unchecked: If different Ship To addresses exist for different line items, the user will receive a prompt to select the address to use for rating upon import to StarShip or StarShip Rate Quote.

Allow write-back for return shipments

When this option is checked, the tracking number for Return shipments will be written back to Dynamics GP. Write-back will only occur for returns that were processed by importing a Dynamics GP Sales Transaction and selecting a carrier return option in the Shipment Options; write-back is not available for returns initiated from the StarShip Shipment Editor using the Ship/Process/Create Return method.

Include inventory items with item type “Misc Charges,” “Services,” “Flat Fee”

When checked, inventory items with these item types will be included in the shipment. The default setting is checked. Note that if any of these item types are unchecked, shipment totals can be affected due to the fact that certain line items may not have been imported from the Sales Transaction to the StarShip Shipment Editor or Rate Quote window.

For “Packed Sales Trx” use barcoded License Plate Numbers to identify packages during Pick/Pack (GP Advanced only)

When checked, the user can scan the License Plate Number (LPN) of any package in the shipment to begin processing the shipment. StarShip will bring up the entire shipment with the scanned package first and the remaining packages in the order they were processed during Pick/Pack.

 Allow user to modify packing for “Packed Sales Trx”

When checked, the user can remove and repack items from packages after a Packed Sales Trx has been imported for shipping.

Include kit component lines when importing Sales Trx for shipping

When unchecked, StarShip will suppress the inclusion of kit components when importing Sales Trx. The default is unchecked.

Require Line Items for shipping orders

When this setting is checked, StarShip will prevent shipment processing if no items are available on the order. The user will receive an error message.