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Infor LN & Baan Tip: Open Transactions Check – LN 10.7

When closing a project, users were informed about open transactions blocking the closure process. To proactively check on open transactions, the Show Open Transactions option has been introduced in the Project Status (tppdm6107s000) session. With this option, issues can be resolved before changing the status.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (193)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: LN 10.7 - Inventory Check for Sales Orders

In previous releases, the Check Inventory Sales Order (tdsls4217m000) session was used to provide planned delivery dates to sales order lines by performing ATP checks only during order entry.

The Check Inventory Sales Order (tdsls4217m000) session has been enhanced to support the ATP recalculation of planned delivery dates. ATP checks can now be run on sales order lines with the Order Promising Status set to Accepted. Simulation capabilities and exclusion of already advised sales order lines are also offered.

The new functionality can be enabled for a combination of item and business partner. At sales order line level, the option to disable the recalculation is always available.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (940)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Product Lifecycle Policy Support Changes for 2021

Are you aware of the support changes coming in mid-2021 for your Infor ERP version? 

We can help you put together a plan for your ERP system to ensure your business is fully supported. 2021 will be here before you know it - Contact us today to get started! 800.762.2077

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1242)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Limitations of Customer Defined Fields (CDFs)

Customer Defined fields are fields that can be added to tables, screens, reports and BODs. Validation and calculation logic can be defined around those fields. This gives you great added capability and flexibility… however, are you aware of the limitations of using CDFs?

  • You cannot define customer defined fields for tables within Tools (the tl and tt packages).
  • External integrations, such as Infor Integration, EDI, Office Integration, and SOA-based integration, do not support customer defined fields.
  • You can use customer defined fields within 4GL reports, if editing the 4GL report layouts is still supported in your environment or by using the report personalization features of Infor LN Report Designer. For external reporting, only Infor Reporting and Microsoft Reporting (SSRS) support customer defined fields.
  • Customer defined fields cannot store application data in multiple data languages.
  • There is no direct limitation on the number of CDFs in a table. The actual number of fields in a table and the total length of all fields may be limited by the RDBMS you use.
  • Only super users can run the Convert to Runtime Data Dictionary (ttadv5215m000) session to convert the customer defined fields and the related domains to the runtime data dictionary.

Note: The full functionality of customer defined fields is only available within Web UI and LN UI. Customer defined fields are not displayed in the classic Infor LN BW UI.

If you have questions or need assistance with the use of CDFs, or Baan/LN modifications in general, please contact us for assistance. We’d be happy to help.

800.762.2077 or kbarthelt@crossroadsrmc.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: In Transit Inventory Report – LN 10.7

A new In Transit Inventory report can be printed in the Print In Transit Inventory (whinr1410m300) session. The report provides an overview of company inventory that is on the move and not stored in a warehouse. This concerns only inventory that is transferred from one warehouse to another. Items that are shipped to, for example, customers or projects, or items that are issued to production lines or service departments are excluded.

The report shows item inventory quantities and values on warehouse transfer orders which are issued at the origin warehouse, but are not yet received in the destination warehouse. These open inter-warehouse transfer orders represent inventory that is loaded on trucks or other means of transport, or located at intermediate pooling points such as harbors and train stations.

The quantities and values are retrieved from the Item-Warehouse-Inventory Transactions and the Inventory Integration Transactions sessions.

In the Print In Transit Inventory (whinr1410m300) session, a range of warehouse valuation groups, warehouses, items, transaction dates, etc. can be specified. Additional print options are available that determine if only item quantities must be printed or if insight into both quantities and inventory value is required. Quantities and values can also be aggregated by site and destination or origin warehouse.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1685)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: New Inventory Aging Analysis Report – 10.7

A new standard Inventory Aging report can be printed in the Perform Inventory Aging Analysis (whina1440m000) session. This report is mainly based on the physical incoming and outgoing inventory movements and transactions. The date of inventory consumption or issue is compared to the date of receipt. If inventory is not yet issued, a reference date is used for aging calculation.

The report includes this information:

  • Which inventory items are not frequently used or are obsolete.
  • How long items have been stored in a warehouse.
  • Inventory and transaction values. This facilitates the financial auditing process.

To use this new feature, an inventory aging analysis definition must be available in the Inventory Aging Analysis Definition (whina1140m000) session.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1441)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: What is the LN Report Designer and what is required to use it?

The main purpose of the Report Designer is to enable changes to the design of a 4GL application report, without modifying the standard report or using an external reporting solution. The changes are stored as personalizations. Therefore, the effort that is required to implement changes, after the standard is updated, is reduced.

You can also generate new reports that are based on a selection of fields from the application data model. These reports are generated in the extensibility package. You can personalize these reports in the Report Designer, or modify them in LN Studio.

  • The Report Designer is available with LN 10.5 and later.
  • Enterprise Server 10.6 is required.
  • The Report Designer is only supported in LN UI.

Note:  On LN 10.5 you must re-compile the reports once with Enterprise Server 10.6 to enable them for the Report Designer.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1605)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Customer Defined Fields

Customer Defined Fields (CDFs) can be added to tables, screens, reports and BODs and validation and calculation logic can be defined around those fields.

Use the CDF concept to store additional data in the standard Infor LN tables. The CDF definitions are stored separately from the table definitions in the Data Dictionary. For the end user, the CDFs behave in the same way as the standard fields, if defaulting, validations, etc. are built using the CDF logic of the table extension point. The session extension point also has features for the CDFs.

CDFs are configured per package combination. This implies that when moving your companies from one package combination to another, the CDF definitions must be present in the target package combination. Otherwise you lose the data in the CDFs.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1771)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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