I would be very careful doing this. I use Excel every day to download information into MAPICS through ODBC and CA, but I am very hesitant about allowing data entry into MAPICS. The biggest reason is that you have no editing control of the data. Certainly, MAPICS' offline entry catches most data errors, but correcting them with MAPICS' tools proves to be a tiring task. If you don't have an RPG programmer to create data entry screens or upload validation, you could use Access and ODBC to write the information into the offline files. Using Access will allow you to connect to reference tables on the 400 to help validate the information. Offline price file maintenance is a perfect example of how to do this -- The MAPICS COM Manual describes it in detail and can be a model for other files (Page D-1:Working with COM offline pricing files). Good luck! Patrick -----Original Message----- From: Neely, Chris [mailto:Chris.Neely@poultry.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:41 AM To: 'MAPICS-L@MIDRANGE.COM' Subject: uploading spreadsheets into MAPICS Does anyone know of any software packages that you are using to upload spreadsheets or comma delimited files into mapics offline load files? Or are you just using client access? I need some software that the end user can use to upload data? We are increasingly getting more requests by users for them to have the capability to upload spreadsheets of data into MAPICS. Any suggestions? Thanks _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l.
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