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Infor will no longer support LX or BPCS on IBM i 7.2 after April 30, 2021

George Moroses 0 3166 Article rating: 5.0

On September 10, 2019, IBM® announced the end of support of IBM i 7.2 effective April 30, 2021. In line with IBM’s support policy, Infor will no longer support LX, BPCS, SSAEAM, PRMS, BOSS and related products on IBM i 7.2 after April 30, 2021.

All releases, patches, and solutions are expected to be delivered and compiled for IBM i 7.3 effective May 1, 2021. These deliverables should install and function on version 7 release 3 (IBM i 7.3) and above. This will require that your operating system be at a minimum release level of IBM i 7.3.

This policy extends to other Infor LX related technologies including WebTop, System i Workspace (SIW), and Infor Development Framework (IDF).

If you have not done so already, we recommend you start planning and completing your upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or above prior to April 30, 2021. After this date, if you register a support call with Infor Support, and your application still runs on IBM i 7.2, you may be requested to upgrade to a supported version of the IBM i operating system.

In addition, we invite you to log on to Infor Concierge to view and download important information regarding Infor LX, BPCS, and Infor SSAEAM. General KB Articles have been created to proactively provide you with information regarding this Announcement (1397381) and the Infor BPCS/LX Product Lifecycle Policy (1947086).

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Journal Upload – EGLi

George Moroses 0 3860 Article rating: 5.0

EGLi users who maintain journal entries in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet can use this utility to upload journal entries to EGLi. The Journal Upload installation program adds an Add-Ins tab to Microsoft Excel. This tab includes options to connect to the server where EGLi is installed and to open a spreadsheet template to use for manual journal entry. When the spreadsheet is complete, the Add-Ins tab is used to upload the spreadsheet.

To install Journal Upload:

  1.  The Power-Link Installation page has links to the Client installation programs and a link to download and install the Journal Upload utility. To access this page, use this link with your own values for system and NetLinkport: http://system:NetLinkport/Installs/ClientInstall/Install.html  where system is the server where IDF is installed and NetLinkport is the Net-Link port, typically 36001
     
  2. On the Power-Link Installation page, click the link provided to download and install EGLi Journal Upload.
     
  3. Follow the screen prompts to complete the installation on your PC.
     
  4. To verify the installation, open an Excel spreadsheet. Confirm that the Add-Ins tab is on the spreadsheet. 


See the Infor Enterprise General Ledger for System i Journal Upload Installation and Infor LX Configuration Guide.

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

Kathy Barthelt 0 46 Article rating: 5.0

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.

Infor LX & BPCS Tip: LX 8.4 – Manufacturing Field Size Expansions

George Moroses 0 37 Article rating: 5.0

This enhancement provides expanded field sizes for many key manufacturing data elements. This expansion impacts panels, reports, work fields, as well as parameters and other technical areas.

The benefits of the expanded field enhancement include: 

  • Support for companies that have global operations in a single database.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional decimal points.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional capacity for totals and summaries.
  • Provides more definitions of additional values, including more meaningful values due to fewer abbreviations.
  • Provides a greater number of days for data retention.
  • Meets regulatory requirements or industry standards.
  • Avoids re-use or duplication of keys.

The programs or areas impacted include:

  • Shop Order Number (9N)
  • Summary Quantity fields (13,3)
  • DWM Summary Weight fields (13,4)
  • Transaction History Sequence (16N)
  • Instrument Serial Number (50A)
  • Item Class (5A)
  • Item Discount Code (5A)
  • Shop Order Priority Code (2N)
  • Catalog String (512A)
  • Comment (35A on ECM TITB file)

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: LN 10.7 - Inventory Check for Sales Orders

Kathy Barthelt 0 775 Article rating: 5.0

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.

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: LX 8.4 Enhancement – Company Security for ACR510

George Moroses 0 746 Article rating: 5.0

This enhancement provides LX Company Security to Invoice Maintenance, ACR510. Only users authorized to the invoice company can view or maintain invoices.

User must be authorized to ACR as a product or ACR510 as an individual program in Security Master Maintenance, SYS600. Additionally, ACR510-01, displays all records, but if the user tries to revise or display a transaction record for a company the user is not authorized to, this error message is displayed: “User is not authorized to the transaction company.”

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If you plan to use Infor WebTop, the WebTop version 4.7 or above is required when running LX 8.4. Also, acquire and install the latest WebTop 4.7 patches from Infor Xtreme prior to running LX WebTop. WebTop 4.7 can be applied to your existing environments before you install 8.4.0. If this is completed before installing LX 8.4 then the LX install will take care of much of the Webtop server configuration automatically, including installing the LX Webtop metadata, updating WEB_ENV, and including the Webtop Platform library in the INLIBL data area as part of the environment setup. If you choose to install WebTop after the LX 8.4 installation is completed, the “Infor LX 8.4 Webtop 4.7 Configuration Guide” will guide you through all the configuration steps to set up Webtop for your LX environment.

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Tips: LN & Baan

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•    Infor Document Management
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