Power Tips: Epicor ERP

We are constantly mining our analyst and development staff for Epicor ERP tips and tricks that are going to help you out of a jam. We’ll share them with you, and you share them with your fellow Epicor developers and BA’s!

How to FTP a File to a Remote Server and Change Permissions

Are you trying to FTP a file but require a bit more functionality than the standard method offers? Having an especially difficult time finding that solution in the .NET 2.0 framework? Recently, we worked with a client who needed to FTP files and then change permissions on the file. However, they were using .NET framework 2.0. The usual way to do this would be to use FTPWebRequest, but it doesn’t support the CHMOD command, so we had to find another way.

Configuring Default Site Address for Shipped Epicor Reports

Sometimes small configuration steps are overlooked when upgrading or migrating to a new ERP system. Most clients use several of the shipped Epicor reports and might assume a customization is required to get the correct default site address to populate on common forms such as sales order acknowledgments, purchase orders and invoices. This is actually …

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Setting Up Routine Backup for Epicor Progress Database

Looking to set up and schedule a routine backup for your Epicor Progress database? How about one that will remove old backups after a specified number of days and compresses the backup file to save space? This week’s Tech Toolbox has an example of a batch file that does just that. It also creates a …

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How to Update Job Operations from Customer Shipment Entry in Epicor ERP

Using customizations in Epicor, you can update a completely different object from the screen you are currently working on. For example, when I set a Customer Shipment Entry as “Shipped” by checking the “ReadyToInvoice” checkbox, I was then able to set the “OpComplete” field as true for the Job Operations that were tied to the shipment.

Save Time in Epicor ERP: Add Sign Off Line to Job Traveler Reports

Save Time in Epicor ERP: Add Sign Off Line to Job Traveler Reports Time saving tips for Epicor are always helpful. I wanted to share a tip that has helped our clients save time in Epicor ERP. In this brief tutorial, I show how easy it is to add a sign off line to job …

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How to Create a Sales Order from a Quote in Epicor 9

Create a Sales Order from a Quote in Epicor 9 Here’s a tip for creating a sales order from a quote in Epicor 9 when the customer is not allowed to have duplicate PO numbers: If you want to create a sales order from a quote in Sales Order Entry (Actions – Get Opportunity/Quote) when …

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Restore Progress AppServer Configuration

I recently had a strange issue. We had a server file system filled up because of a runaway log file. The log files were removed to free up some disk space but during this process the Progress Admin Server lost its configuration information. I did a lot of digging and found the configuration file in c:oe102apropertiesubroker.properties where …

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