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Re: Programmatically closing inventory batches



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Batches remain with 'Active' status when session is disconnected.
You can correct it via MAPICS functions but users often fail to perform this
function.

Thus, I see a need for a tool to correct the batches to closed status.
Although, the ideal time to do it  is when performing the nightly day end
operations or when the shift changes.





                                                                                
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Am I the only one on this list who is wondering why anyone should care
about active batches in this day and age?   When Save While Active came
out about 8-10 years ago, I stopped using the archaic MAPICS backup and
simple saved the appropriate libraries using SWA.  There has never been
any problem doing it that way. I know the MAPICS backup does a couple of
insignificant household cleaning choirs so what.

And wacking someone's batch into another status with a quick and dirty
program -- well isn't that a bit extreme?   Or how about sending them a
break message giving them 10 minutes to get out.  Then terminate their
sessions.   Ya - let's do that too.  NO better yet let's end the QINTER
subsystem.    The users really love it when you mess with them.

Just my opinion,
Greg


-----Original Message-----
From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Williams
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:56 PM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Programmatically closing inventory batches


Good questions.  Simply closing everything gives you a
good backup but questionable data.  I err on the side
of good data and rerun the backup the next evening
after resolving the questionable batchs.

--- Trudie Cook <Trudie.Cook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This is addressed to everyone who is
programmatically closing IM
batches.   What happens if someone is actively in a
batch?  What about
unapplied records?  What if the ujob was down and
none of the RM's
processed?  What else do you check before you change
the batch status to
a C?


Thanks,
   Trudie


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sansi, Jim
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:08 PM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Programmatically closing
inventory batches


We have a program that does this it also generates a
report of which
batches it closed, works perfect with no problems on
R5 and R7. If you
want a copy of the RPG source let me know.

-Jimmy

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Marc.Rohde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:12 AM
To: MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Programmatically closing
inventory batches

Every night we have an operator go through suspended
batches and close
them through the Mapics interface and DFU active
batches that are hung
to suspend them to allow them to be manually closed.
 What problems
would I face if I wrote a program to change the
batch status on all
suspended or "hung active" batches to closed?
Following the change I
would run the transaction register as usual to get
the to finished
status.

Your feedback is appreciated,
Marc Rohde
IT Manager
Pentair Filtration, Inc. & Everpure, LLC

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