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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Limitations of Customer Defined Fields (CDFs)

Kathy Barthelt 0 1042 Article rating: 5.0

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.....

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Credit Card Processing Within LX

George Moroses 0 25 Article rating: 5.0

The Credit Card Data Area program, SYS045D, enables you to create and maintain a configuration file that provides a gateway to a third-party payment application. The information you set up with this program is required to allow Infor LX to communicate with the credit card processing application that passes credit card payment information between Infor LX and the credit card providers.

Access: SYS menu

  • Use the Credit Card Data Area screen, SYS045D-01, to...

Infor LX & BPCS Manufacturing Tip of the Week: Backward Scheduling

George Moroses 0 18 Article rating: 5.0

Operations are automatically backward scheduled at shop order release time. The backward scheduling algorithm starts with the shop order due date and schedules each operation based upon the standard move and queue times in the routings and the number of days the job is expected to run at standard. The system calculates and stores the operation scheduled start date. The dates may be modified by the shop order maintenance program. The number of days that a job is expected to run an operation is dependent upon the available capacity for that work center and the total hours scheduled for that operation.

The backward scheduling algorithm also considers...

Infor LN & Baan Finance Tip: How to clear balances on invoices that will be moved to a new company

Kathy Barthelt 0 31 Article rating: 5.0

To clear out the balances of outstanding invoices that will be added into new companies or moved into new companies, credit notes could be created for them and have them linked to all the invoices of one customer/supplier. 

Another option is to...

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Serial Number Unique ID Generator - The new Serial Number Unique ID Generator program (INV599B3) is used to generate a unique value that groups a set of serial numbers that should be treated as part of a single, comprehensive set of inventory transactions.

Assign Unique Sequence Number - The new Assign Unique Sequence Number program (SYS046B) is used by any program that posts an inventory transaction, that is, writes an...

Use the Production Register Listing screen, JIT610D1-01, to print an edit list of the labor tickets that you added or updated. Use this report to see the data to post before you actually perform the update. After you print the edit list, you can go back to Production Reporting (JIT600) and change the data before you post the batch. The program assigns a number to each production report that you posted in JIT600. You can use JIT600 to reference the production report that you want to update. Access: Specify Post on Production Reporting, JIT600D1-01.

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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.....

To clear out the balances of outstanding invoices that will be added into new companies or moved into new companies, credit notes could be created for them and have them linked to all the invoices of one customer/supplier. 

Another option is to...

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