Henrik Winther | 21 Aug 08:50 2014

Question on PTF apply on systems with multiple environments sharing the same AMALIB

I would like to get in contact with installations having multiple XA environments sharing the same AMALIB,
to discuss how they approach the Infor PTF apply situation.

Reason is that with the growing number of Infor PTF's coming out that needs to be applied in EVERY
environment, we are having an issue being able to handle this within our allowed service windows.

We run a 24*7 installation, and has a service window of 12 hours in most months (not all, but almost every
month) - and for example the Preq. PTF's we had to apply to go from PowerLink level 03.26.01 to 03.31.01
included 10 PTF's that needed to be applied permanent in every environment.

Each Permanent PTF apply takes about 5-10 minutes, and as this only can be done for one environment at a time -
we are only able to apply about one PTF pr. hour - so most of our service window time is used to apply PTF's,
leaving us no other time to do other needed system maintenance, or release new functionality.

Know that many of the PowerLink preq. PTF's are kind of "optional perquisites" - that's only needed in case
you want to use the new Warehouse management integration or similar - but as they often includes already
existing (and used) programs, for simplicity we have decided to apply them all, so we know we will be on
latest level for these, don't need to investigate if it's a PTF that we actually need (or it's more of the
"optional" kind) - and we don't have to go long time back and apply a bunch of PTF's in case we get a PTF we NEED
to apply - and it has one of the "optional" PTF's as preq.
Yours sincerely / Med venlig hilsen

Henrik Winther
Business Consultant
XA Technology
Application Platforms
Business Solutions & Services Group IT
Vestas Group IT
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Stoltz, Claude (BW-STL | 15 Aug 15:23 2014

Save the Date for the 2014 Enterprise Integrator User Group Conference - October 20 & 21, 2014!

Hello,

Announcing : "Save the Date" for our 2014 Enterprise Integrator User Group Conference to all those on
MAPICS-L. Please visit our site for more details as they become available - http://www.xaeigroup.com. Thanks.

Enterprise Integrator Users Group
7th EIUG Conference
Coming in October 20 and 21, 2014
 <at>  Infor Global Solutions in Alpharetta, GA

Please join us in Alpharetta Georgia for the 6th Enterprise Integrator Users Group Conference! Meet other
people using this fantastic development tool. Hear about the latest enhancements. Talk to the Infor
Developers and get great ideas you can use in your next Integrator project. The Enterprise Integrator
User Group (EIUG) Facilitators are working directly with Ross Freeman and Robert Russell at Infor to
organize this event. If you are interested in attending please "Save the Date - October 20 and 21, 2014".

Several Infor XA representatives will be available:
Ross Freeman - Senior Product Manager for Infor XA
Robert Russell - VP of Development for Infor XA

Meeting Details:
* Date: Two full days - Monday and Tuesday October 20 & 21, 2014.
* Location: Infor Global Solutions - 13560 Morris Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004 - Harvard Rm.
* Purpose: 1) Share ideas among the attendees, 2) Dialogue with Infor, and much more.
* More details will be made available on http://www.xaeigroup.com.

If you have any questions please send them to one of the EIUG Facilitators. We'll do our best to reply
promptly. If you're an Integrator fan, this could be both informative and enjoyable.
* Please send the facilitators any Integrator issues or topics you would like to review. - NOW!
* Request for Presentations - NOW!
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Dan Thomas | 7 Aug 21:26 2014

Mapics Backup, Continuous Ops, 24/7 processing questions

Hoping Someone can Help me

Our company has the need to have our system available 24/7 for
processing with  downtime windows being extremely limited.  We are
exploring an upgrade into a new box for upgrade processes.   With that
in mind we are examining using MIMIX to put the data to another
partition which would allow us to backup from there and not interfere
with the normal processes.

However this is not a HA option. We are not  looking to have two SYSTEMS
and be able to switch back and forth,  Just the ability to save our data
from a second partition.  

What is the best way to handle backup without taking the production
system to a dedicated mode daily(we have locations in several countries
and time zones) and to still be able to keep MAPICS running
efficiently(clearing finished batches, etc.)

Your ideas and help is very much appreciated 

Dan Thomas

AS400 Operations Supervisor

CSS Industries, Inc.

2015 West Front Street

Berwick, Pa 18603

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Morrison, Doug | 4 Aug 16:04 2014

Customer Export/Import

I have a project on my plate where I need to export a number of customers from XA Company 01 and import them into
XA Company 12.  I have done customer loads in the past at earlier releases of XA through spreadsheets and
custom developed RPG programs.  But I wanted to see what others might suggest as an alternative/better
methods at release 9.1.  We have IFM and intended to keep the same entity just suspend the company 01
customer and add a company 12 customer.  I appreciate any suggestions, recommendations, and sample code.

Thanks
Doug

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Steve Smith | 31 Jul 15:54 2014
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Hi,

I am trying to supply a different base price from a custom file when
creating a line item in CSM. I want the pricing to work the same as if the
price had come from the normal item base price file. So, I would like the
price books to be applied, etc.

Anyone know how to accomplish this? Integrator user exit? COM user exit?

I have attempted both but don't have any detailed documentation on what
exact code needs to be applied.

Also, I am not sure if it is possible for a user to do this.

However, I know that the buydesign configurator appears to handle this
scenario. It passed back a newly configured base price to CSM  which then
applies the price books, etc. It also passes back the price source code as
'Base price overridden'.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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Connie Webb | 9 May 19:18 2014

VPi Visual Planner

I would like to talk to someone offline who has implemented successfully.  Were you trying to solve capacity
issues?  Did this module help?  Any other tools for capacity planning you would recommend.

Connie Webb | Database Administrator | 540.387.5600 x272
Graham-White Manufacturing Co.<http://www.grahamwhite.com/> | Providing Reliable Transportation Solutions℠



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Ramos, Wil | 9 May 18:09 2014

Powerlink Performance Tuning

Does anybody have any tips and tricks on how to improve Powerlink R9 response time?  We recently upgraded to
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit running on 8GB, 1600mhz computers.    There were very slight improvements but
not much to my expectations.

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Ross Freeman | 7 May 21:33 2014

Re: MAPICS-L Digest, Vol 12, Issue 21

For what my opinion is worth, I believe what Michael has done is a great
service to the XA community as a whole, and he is not selling a service to
anyone via this mailing list. 99.9% of the people on this list probably
aren't in Germany, which is where Michael does provide services.  But
outside of these videos demonstrating that Michael and his team know what
they are talking about, it is in no way a sales pitch.

I know I don't get to vote, but I strongly suggest Michael be allowed to
post these links as a huge favor to all XA customers.  Preferably with
thanks from everyone for providing so much value to us all.

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Product Manager ERP XA
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Michael J. Raber | 6 May 12:55 2014
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New video available - Infor ERP XA ClientLink

Hi *ALL,

we provide a new video. Today we present Infor ERP XA with ClientLink technology to control your ERP client
by an external application. 

http://www.mjraber.de/index.php/en/news-and-blog/blog-gb/20-infor-erp-xa-gb/77-lernen-sie-die-client-link-technologie-von-infor-kennen-2

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mailman | 1 May 13:30 2014

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Michael J. Raber | 15 Apr 16:22 2014
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SystemLink and VB.NET video tutorial

Hi *ALL,

we provide a short video tutorial to show how SystemLink can be used 
with deployment profiles and VB.NET.

Please follow this link: 
http://www.mjraber.de/index.php/en/news-and-blog/blog-gb/20-infor-erp-xa-gb/72-managing-infor-erp-xa-data-with-systemlink-and-visual-basic

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