Infor LX User Group

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Infor LX User Group
URL:https://ibmi.workoutloud.com/Group/infor-lx

About

The Infor LX User Group (LXUG) is an independent user group recognized by Infor as the official voice of the LX software user community. The LXUG is dedicated to maximizing the benefits of the use of all LX products, tools, and services for the user community.

Mission and Purpose:

o Partne Read more...r with Infor in developing a vision for the LX Software
o Provide a forum for effective communication of information between clients, user groups, affiliates, and Infor
o Provide networking opportunities and the exchange of ideas and strategies among LX User Groups, clients, and Infor
o Enhance user understanding of LX products, services, related technologies, third-party business partners, and future direction
o Provide a communication channel to disseminate new and other information to LX user community
o Give LX users a collective voice to articulate issues
o Provide Infor, via this group, with input and feedback relative to the LX suite of offerings
o Provide representation to Infor Global User Group Advisory Board
o Actively participate with INFOR to identify initiatives and bring about changes resulting in measurable process and product improvements

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Loring Kaveney
Michael Eck
Phil Catlin
Yvonne Cheslog

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Armitage Sue
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Thu, April, 11th 2024

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Since migrating in October, we have a problem with one of our part numbers on the MRP300 screen. We ship to two destinations on the same day, and this is reflected in our KMR records. There are two records for each required date, but they have different sequence numbers. The records appear on the pegging but not on the main screen; so, it does not show consuming the projected on-hand.
Since the data is not on the green screen, I am doubtful that a different rendering will answer  Read more...this.
In our environment, the KMR records are inserted from an older custom interface, but they are functioning in every other aspect. Show less...
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I was trying with this again today, altered the forecast to include separate details and switched to source code 2 via MRP100, etc. and they still don't show up in the MRP300 forecast area

Maintain Multiple Forecast Sources per Day field in the MRP System Parameter screen is set to 1=Yes

a different part number that I entered forecast for did show up in summary fashion??

what else should I try? I feel like the situation could come up in future with  Read more...milkruns etc.

not really worth the pain of re-opening an incident, they said they could not duplicate the issue, Show less...
Ronda.. just out of curiosity.. do you run MRP640 as part of the process?

If so, do a query against the FMA table for the shop order, and see what the value of MRDTE is.. We had an issue where MRP640 was resetting that date to 12/30/1900, and so the requirements were falling off of the MRP planning screens. (hint: you can get the data back by changing that date to a current or future date)

Infor DEV was able to recreate that and is issuing a patch to fix it.
BMR 81478 for version V835
I did not see this until today, thank you for more clues! We're running V841. I do not think that we run MRP640.
Wed, April, 10th 2024

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Forum Question/Topic:

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In Infor LX 8.3.5 or in the new versions Infor LX 8.4.1 or Infor LX 8.4.2, does the ERP have any options for managing or controlling advance payments to suppliers?

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If this is not yet possible, could you consider adding this option in LX?, because several LATAM customers have asked about it
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Jose, we support making prepayment to vendors through the manual payment process as an unallocated payment which can then be allocated to an invoice at a later date once an invoice is in hand. Here is the process:

The procedure for recording an unallocated payment is the same as for recording and allocating a manual payment in ACP700 except for the allocation and invoice allocation screens.

The model you are using for CEA must have a model line for the unallocated  Read more...liability amount.
The amount macros to be used are VP01UNDR for the debit and VP01UNCR for the credit amounts in the journal. The line type should be 3 = Invoice.

In ACP700D2-01, enter action code 1 to create, enter the payment reference and sub-reference.
In ACP700D4-01, enter the payment amount and hit enter. The amount in allocate to invoices will be populated. Use F6 to accept.
In ACP700D5-01, enter the amount in the allocate to pay field, field exit and F6 to accept.

When creating an unallocated payment, no amounts are allocated to a specific invoice. A message that the amount entered is not equal to the invoice or discount amount –F14 to override.

In ACP700D2-01, F5 to refresh the screen. You see that payment reference was created, but the allocated amount is 0.00. F6 to end the batch, then F3 to exit.

Once an invoice has been processed for this vendor, we can allocate the prepayment to an invoice using the same program, ACP700.

Enter the company, bank code and payment currency. The total payment amount will be 0.00, as we have already recorded the amount of the payment when we created the unallocated check. Revise the date parameters as required, you will most likely want to use the same payment date as the original payment, the due date and discount date should be set in accordance with the dates on the invoice to ensure the invoice is included in the selection screen (ACP700D5).

Use action 2 to revise the payment. And hit enter. The payment reference data is retrieved. Enter the same G/L reason code, you used in creating the unallocated payment.

In ACP700D4, the amount to allocate will default as the total amount of the payment. You can override the amount to allocate if you will only be doing a partial allocation.
F6 to accept.

Enter the amount in allocate to pay and enter the invoice number. Hit enter. F6 to accept.
In ACP700D2-01 F5 to refresh, the amount will display as allocated, F6 to end the batch. Show less...
Thanks for your response and support
Wed, April, 3rd 2024

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Forum Question/Topic:

Article:

Possible enhancement to those F4 prompt windows?

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A potential improvement for LX is to refine the data presented in some window programs (F4 prompts) to only include permissible values. Take WINIWMD as an example: it lists all warehouses, yet selecting an unauthorized warehouse triggers an error message that denies the selection. Why show warehouses you can't select?

There are multiple strategies we could employ to upgrade this. The first is to exclude unauthorized options from the list entirely. Alternatively, we could display  Read more...all options while securing those that require authorization. Lastly, we could implement a configuration setting that allows Environment Admins to decide between these two approaches.
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Great ideas Mark! I look forward to feedback from our customers on this topic.
Thanks for using the forums @marklarson
Yes I agree this would be great.
I agree. This would improve the user experience.
Thanks for looking at this. I personally think that hiding unauthorized data from the user would be the best option. That behavior is consistent with the UX on most other software packages.
Thanks for posting this and letting us all consider the options.

As much as I like to have the flexibility and option to select which method our business prefers, I don't see a reason why we would show the warehouses the user is not authorized to. So, keeping it simple, I think that the list should just show those warehouses the user is authorized to.
Michael, thanks for the feedback. Also, consider expanding this philosophy to numerous other prompt windows. Companies, Facilities, etc. could all work like this.
Tue, April, 2nd 2024

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I've got a couple of Enhancement requests I'd like to ask you to support:

1) 101363 - Change the FTPCPYxxx tools in library LX83tools to support the password length and complexity of the system it's running on. As we improve security we're moving beyond the 10 character password. These tools have a maximum password length of 10 and so, are not usable with the longer passwords.

2) 105557 - Create a BOD processing status inquiry and maintenance panel. The inbox and  Read more...outbox are a black box on the IBM i.. There is no technical or power user interface that can be used to see the actual processing status of a specific BOD. This request is to create that application so that if a BOD fails or is rejected for some reason, the error is presented, and there is an option to reprocess once the failure reason has been addressed. This capability exists in other Infor products, but is not currently available in LX.

I'd appreciate you logging into Concierge, visiting the Enhancement request system and voting on these 2 enhancements.

Also, as a general plug.. There are several other LX enhancements out there that are worth a read.. there are some great ideas that deserve your consideration.

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I circulated this around to my contacts.
Phil, we are in the process of expanding the password length for these tools and this update will be available soon. I will update everyone via this chat once it is available.
The support of a longer password for FTPCPY* tools is now available. Please see KB# 2158293 (LX83TOOLS) explaining the latest update includes long password support for the FTPCPY* tools.
I download and installed lx83tl1216 and when trying to webify any program with GENCMPALL, I am getting a message "**** Weblication and compile process failed for pgm ORD760D-WTS code missing". The program is getting created correctly though. Has anyone else had that issue?
Looking at GENCMPALL more, it is weblicating the source correctly and adding the INFM and SSAW markers at the end of the line in the source, but it's not adding the WTS markers at the beginning of the line for the code that it added so the CHKWTS routine is returning a WTS = N, Weblicate = Y, Compile = Y, Obj Weblicated = Y'. My old version of LX83TOOLS from 12/9/2016 does add the WTS markers.
Jon, There are a couple of WTS BMRs you may need to get. 81062, 81379 and 81371. Also, make sure the libraries these objects are installed in are higher in your *LIBL.
Mark / Dave... Thanks for taking this on. I've loaded these on my Dev and QA systems. The FTPCPYxxx functions move the objects as expected, but I always end up with message: CPF9898 - Error occurred on command DLTF QGPL/Fxxxxxxxxxxx In the job log it's followed by Object Fxxxxxxxxxxx in QGPL type *FILE deleted.. (same object).
Phil, We'll create a BMR to clean up those messages. They are harmless though, just cleaning up temp files created by the FTPCPYxxx tools.
Fri, March, 29th 2024

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[WATCH VIDEO] Join Infor Product Manager, David Rapacz, and Badger Meter Director of IT, Jim Reinardy as they discuss the key learnings and tasks associated with the upgrade to LX 8.4.x.

Along with that they will give an overview of the technology and concepts that are new to 8.4.xhttps://youtu.be/q1i1x3i5_N8?si=GJV-iPe_jcQOurTH
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Great video - thanks for sharing!
Tue, February, 27th 2024

Thank you @DavidRapacz for this announcement... We are excited to announce that LX 8.4.2 is now available. This release of Infor LX was officially Generally Available on Friday, February 23rd.

This release includes:
• Improved audit and trace capabilities
• Additional operational controls
• Quote and Quote Line inquiries now available in Infor Development Framework
• Return Material Authorization (RMA) inquiry now available in Infor Development Read more...
Framework
• Improved web user experience through screen redesigns in key areas
• Additional support for Infor OS in-context widgets
• Functional improvements to supply chain, finance, and manufacturing module

To learn more about this release, please contact me at david.rapacz@infor.com or reach out to your Account Executive. Show less...
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We are excited to announce that LX 8.4.2 is now available. This release of Infor LX was officially Generally Available on Friday, February 23rd.

This release includes:
• Improved audit and trace capabilities
• Additional operational controls
• Quote and Quote Line inquiries now available in Infor Development Framework
• Return Material Authorization (RMA) inquiry now available in Infor Development
Framework
• Improved web user  Read more...experience through screen redesigns in key areas
• Additional support for Infor OS in-context widgets
• Functional improvements to supply chain, finance, and manufacturing module

To learn more about this release, please contact me at david.rapacz@infor.com or reach out to your Account Executive.
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General availability of Infor LX 8.4.2.pdf
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Mon, January, 29th 2024

We are looking at going back to base LX planning (MRP and MPS) instead of our separate advanced planning applications. One of the big sticking points is the lack of a method to peg specific supply (on hand, PO's, resupply orders receipt) to demand (Shop Orders, Customer Orders, resupply order shipments). This is often used with our advanced planning applications now. Has anyone found a reasonable workaround to get this sort of information from base LX. If not, we would also be curious to  Read more...know how you get around not having it. We are running release 8.4.1 if that makes a difference. Thanks for any help you can provide. Show less...
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The 8.4.2 release is right around the corner! That means it is time to hear from you on what you would like to see in the 8.4.3 release. Please provide your suggestions, and vote on others, through our Enhancement Request System (ERS).

Sign in to Infor Concierge at https://mingle-portal.us2.prd3.inforcloudsuite.com/v2/CONCIERGE_PRD/ to access the ERS and make your opinions heard.
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This is great David!
Great communication!
Very Good!. I have question. If we are implementing 8.4.1 but not live. What would you recommend? To upgrade to 8.4.2 and implement the latest version or continue implementing 8.4.1 and then plan an upgrade once everything looks stable?
Alajandro, I think it really depends on how for you are through your testing cycles. As most changes are optional, there shouldn't be much impact to your existing processes and procedures. But you will get a lot of program updates that you may need to validate as part of your test cycles. We can meet if you want to discuss in detail.
Fri, January, 26th 2024

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Thu, January, 11th 2024

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[WATCH VIDEO] Infor’s Hariharan Mangalam demonstrates a workflow to automate vendor banking change approvals. The workflow uses different Infor OS components including Workflow, API Gateway, Rest API and IDF working coherently to solve this business challenge.

https://youtu.be/9km29_31LTc?si=Wm7caP62xUxqIAel
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It's inspiring to see what can be accomplished with the Infor OS toolset in the right hands, and Hariharan really knows what he is doing! Thank you for sharing.
Wed, December, 20th 2023

Hard to believe that 2024 is right around the corner! As we start looking at our 2024 calendars, it's a perfect time to save the date for inPOWER 2024.

When: Monday, September 23rd, 2024 → Thursday, September 26th, 2024

https://ibmi.workoutloud.com/event/inpower-2024






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Fri, December, 8th 2023

REMINDER - LX version 8.3.4 is scheduled to move to Sustain Support at the end of 2023. If you are running LX 8.3.4 or older, we recommend you upgrade to LX 8.3.5 or newer. LX 8.3.5 and above are certified with IBM's latest operating system and are supported with our latest IDF and WebTop releases to modernize the user experience.

The latest LX product life cycle policy can be found under KB article 947086. If you have any questions, please contact me at david.rapacz@infor.com
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Tue, October, 24th 2023

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Here is an example of how WebTop 4.8 is transforming the LX application. Below is a screenshot of ACP500D3 in LX 8.4.1 in green screen. Note that you can only see 3 PO lines at a time. There is an option to unfold the screen to see more lines, but then you loose site of important details like quantity received and expected cost.

With WebTop 4.8 you can create a grid view over the PO line detail. This allows you to expand the list to see 36 rows, or 48, or even more PO lines. On  Read more...top of that, you can see all the line detail on a single row as columns. You can personalize it by rearrange columns, hide columns you don’t use, sort the rows, filter the data, and more!

This capability is now available for LX 8.3.5 and 8.4.x releases. Please contact me if you would like to learn more.

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I will like to learn more about this David, We are scheduled to have the 4.8 Webtop update applied sometime this week.
I will be in touch via a 1:1 chat
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Article:

I would like to submit an enhancement request.

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The ACP500D3-01 screen after you enter the Vendor, Invoice, and PO number, defaults to unfolded. Our person would rather have it default to folded, so that she does not have to press F11 everytime. I guess this changed in 8.3 We are at 8.4.1 now.
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Great question Ronda. What if I told you that not only can you default the screen to fold, but you could also expand it to see 36 rows, or 48, or even more PO lines? On top of that, you could see all the line detail on a single row as columns. You could rearrange columns, hide columns you don’t use, sort the rows, filter the data, and more!

This can now all be accomplished with WebTop 4.8 using the new subfile grid capability. This can now be accomplished for LX 8.3.5 and all  Read more...LX 8.4 releases. I will put an image of the screen in a new post for you to review. Please let me know if you want to learn more.

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