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Infor LX & BPCS Tip: What is IDF and Why Do I Need It?

George Moroses 0 1182 Article rating: 5.0

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) re-architects the way a user interacts with the application by providing an efficient, task-oriented process to view the application information that is contained within Infor LX. IDF enables users to configure their view of the application data without modifying the core application and its supportability.

The examples below describe how users can configure their display of data and maximize overall productivity:

  • Arrange application information into multiple groupings and sequences that make sense for the job.
  • Hide information that does not apply to a particular job or task.
  • Filter records to show only the information that applies to the job or task that the user is performing.
  • Customize the information for an individual user, for a group of users, or for all users.

To get more details on how IDF can benefit your company, please contact Anthony Etzel today!

Infor LX & BPCS Tip: Main Benefits of IDF?

Infor Development Framework

George Moroses 0 2905 Article rating: 5.0

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) re-architects the way a user interacts with the application, providing an efficient, task-oriented process to view application information that is contained within Infor LX. IDF enables users to configure their view of the application data without modifying the core application and its supportability.

The examples below describe how users can configure their display of data and maximize overall productivity:

  • Arrange application information into multiple groupings and sequences that make sense for the job.
  • Filter or hide records to show only the information that applies to the job or task that the user is performing.
  • Customize the information for an individual user, a group of users, or all users.

Infor LX & BPCS: Explore IDF Programs

George Moroses 0 3449 Article rating: 5.0

IDF (Infor Development Framework) configures your view of the application data without modifying the core application and its supportability. In version 8.3.4 and higher, IDF programs provide the replacement for most of the 300 series inquiry programs. Starting with version 8.4, Infor has added 100 series maintenance programs such as Item Master, Vendor Master, and Customer Master. With IDF, navigation drill-downs are far superior to any green-screen presentation of the data.

Included with IDF are several interfaces including:...

IDF News: IDF Maintenance

George Moroses 0 15406 Article rating: 5.0

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) provides two options that you can use to review information about jobs that are in the job queue or underway at the workstations and change the status of unattached jobs or review detailed information for specific unattached jobs.

                Option 5 – Job Status Maintenance: Use this option to review information about jobs that are in the job queue or underway at the workstations. You can also delete records of jobs in the Job Activity (JOBACT) file.

                Option 6 – Unattached Job Status Maintenance: Use this option to change the status of an unattached job. You can also review detail information for a selected unattached job.

IDF News: Making modifications to IDF programs or files

George Moroses 0 11688 Article rating: 5.0

If you are making modifications to IDF programs or files, it is a good idea to create your modified objects in a test library that you create for this purpose.

The test library should be added to the top of the library list just after the temporary library QTEMP so your modified objects are found instead of the standard IDF objects. This test library allows you to make changes and test them, or to continue running in this mode permanently without actually replacing the original objects. This test library also helps you to isolate and control your modifications when applying patches from Infor.

Managing IDF for LX Version 06.03.05.84

21-Jun-2019

George Moroses 0 12384 Article rating: 5.0

Read these instructions prior to beginning your installation or upgrade of IDF for LX 8.4. This document also provides current information related to using, installing, and configuring IDF for LX Version 06.03.05. New information will be added to this document as it becomes available. IDF for LX 06.03.05.84 is compatible with LX 8.4 environments.

Updates
21-Jun-2019 – Fix Patch 06.03.05.84.02.01 and SH16143692
Also see Link Manager Fix Level for 06.03.05.84.02.01 for the list of IDF Client fixes.
BMR 80211 Cumulative Patch 84.02.01 includes changes to support Infor’s Java strategy, see the Infor LX IDF Client Runtime Update for Corretto for special instructions on installing this IDF patch.
For information on LX moving from Oracle to Corretto Java see KB 2069811.

22-May-2019 – Fix Patch 06.03.05.84.01.02 and SH16143692
Also see Link Manager Fix Level for 06.03.05.84.01.02 for the list of IDF Client fixes.
MR 79799 Item gets deleted after pick confirm but does not delete after invoice.
MR 79876 Enhancement - Enterprise Item Relationship to PO Lines.
MR 80001 Attributes associated with a business object are not available to be added to a View if the business object is defined as not being allowed on menu.
MR 80004 IDF issues found while testing enhancement to IDF Change.
MR 80037 Extended Amount incorrect for DWM items in IDF Purchase Order Inquiry.
MR 80105 Integrator Translations need to be added to the “Default” card file.
MR 80039 In IDF Power-link listed under Maintain dropdown are IDF Inquiry business objects that are not maintainable in IDF.
MR 80079 Shop Order has wrong labels/descriptions.
MR 80083 Should not allow users to change an item record to DWM if there is active inventory.
MR 80099 Error: "The field TBBT1F is not maintainable" is received when attempting to change Main toolbar buttons for Net-Link from Standard actions only to IDF.
MR 80116 Host print allows selection of Suspended (Inactive) language and does not return an error message.
MR 80117 Orders details in IDF Customers object under Orders tab doesn't show all 9 digits of the Order Number.
MR 80125 Not able to Create Customer when Multi currency flag is OFF.
MR 80194 The Vendor Tax Code and Customer Tax Code do not fully display in Vendor’s Tax tab and Customer's Tax tab in Ming.le Change mode only.
MR 80208 IDF secondary objects are not setWebCapable(True); therefore customizations do not appear in NetLink.

Information and Instructions
New Installs of IDF
If you don’t have IDF installed please refer to the LX IDF 06.03.05 Installation and Upgrade Guide available on the Infor Support Portal for important instructions.

Upgrading existing IDF installations
If you already have IDF installed for LX 8.3.x environments it needs to be upgraded to 06.03.05 prior to adding LX 8.4 IDF environments. Please refer to the...

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What items should be MPS planned, and what items should be MRP planned?
Master Scheduled Items are those items that are finished goods, or service items, that receive their requirements either specifically from Independent demand, or both Dependent and Independent demand.

  • Independent Demand is demand that cannot be calculated from higher-level demand in the product structure, and therefore must be either a forecast or an actual customer order (Finished Goods or Service parts sold to customers).
  • Dependent demand is derived from higher-level demand in the product structure. Dependent demand includes components, raw materials, and sub-assemblies. (these are not normally Master Scheduled Items).
  • Service Parts may have both independent demand from forecast and/or customer orders, as well as dependent demand from higher-level demand if that item is also used in other sub-assemblies or products.
  • Cumulative Lead Time is a concept used in Master Production Scheduling (MPS) that combines the “fixed” lead time, and the “variable” lead time needed to produce the product. It is the longest path through a given Bill-of-material. Based on the MPS setup options, Infor LX (ERP LX) will calculate the cumulative lead time (also called “the Critical Path”) for you (use the “indented BOM” display in BOM300 and find the item with the longest lead time “L/T”). Note: You may have to use Action 21, Line Detail, to see the “L/T” lead time for each item.
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