We do not have AS/Set, but we have modified some 405CD programs.

We discovered that the shipping process calls two relatively simple programs
for printing shipping paperwork.
ORD595 Bill of Lading
ORD596 Packing List
We have modified both of these reports, arrangement of info, and add more
info, other than what is in the shipping job stream.

At time of customer order entry, the description of the item defaults to a
copy of the description from item master, but for our end items, the item #
and description are usually the same, the customer's item, so invariably we
key something over the top of the file ECL description in ORD500, that is
unique to information the customer wants to see, then we checked shipping
paperwork, and invoice printing programs BIL522 BIL620 BIL561, to make sure
that shows up on all paperwork which goes to the customer.

We modified the billing program to make sure that uniquely different added
information to items, shipped on same day, on different delivery ticket #s,
were clearly identified, because some customers pay by delivery ticket #,
rather than by invoice.

In our case, what is being tracked are customer tracking #s, associated with
lines or numbers on their Pos. In your case, maybe you could plug in this
serial #. By this means, the serial # would be like a comment, or notes,
associated with an item, which you could re-use later with a different
serial #.

Al Mac

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

-----Original Message-----
From: bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Pete Helgren
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 4:56 PM
To: BPCS ERP System
Subject: [BPCS-L] Best practice on calling SFC500 from a custom program

This is a little involved so I'll try to keep it brief. I have recently
implemented an EDI 866 processing program which basically creates an
order for a one-off, unique item tied to a unique serial number. The
manual way that something like this is currently handled is that a query
is used to select inventory items that have a on hand quantity of zero
with an outstanding order for an item. Then the Shop Floor Order
program is called (SFC500) and the shop order entered.

With this 866 record, I need to link the unique serial number of the
ordered item to the shop order. The only way I can think to do this
would be to pass that serial number into the program, but I am not
familiar enough with SFC500 to know what the best approach would be.
The reason I need the shop floor order and the serial number linked is
that the traveler and the packing list need to carry the serial number
as well.

Currently I have written a program that will display the 866 orders that
have not yet been processed and do not have a current shop floor order
for the item. I'd like to call SFC500 from my program, passing the
serial number and maybe the order number to the SFC500 program. Or, be
able to retrieve the shop order number once the shop floor order program
has completed.

For those of you who might have done something similar in version 405CD
of BPCS, any pointers or suggestions on how to accomplish this in the
most expedient fashion?


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