Category Archive: SQL

Mass-changing customer records

Mass changing customer records is one of the most powerful, and dangerous, functions in DDMS. Here’s an example of a simple mass-change.

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On prefix changes and favorites lists

For Q4 of 2014, United made the decision to align their prefixes with Lagasse’s, as United feels “Lagasse is the standard in jan-san.” Wisdom of that decision aside (hint: I didn’t find it particularly wise), it left a whole lot of dealers with some work to do.

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A New Ship-to Report, Now for the Download Version

Previously, I walked through the full treatment of developing new reports from the ground up, starting in SQL Server Management Studio, then adding the View version to the new reports screen we added. Today, we’ll finish that off, by adding the Download version.

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A New Ship-to Report, Adding it to the Reports Screen

In my previous post, A New Ship-To Report, From a Development View, I walked through my method of developing queries in SQL Server Management Studio. Today, we’ll take that as a starting point to add it to our reports screen.

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Vendor Contract Report

For many dealers, once you reach a certain size, it makes sense to stock product. In a lot of cases, paper is a natural fit, as the wholesalers’ prices are out of line if you’re trying to compete with the big boxes or Costco. Beyond that, though, you may find it makes sense to bring …

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A Status 1 Report

This past Monday, I got a call from a customer, who thought she was losing her mind. She swore she ordered staplers, but could find no evidence of it – not on her order that showed up, not an any confirmations from ECInteractive, nowhere to be found. I pulled up her account in OE History, …

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A Replacement Put-Away Report, PO Bin

If you stock product, you’re likely familiar with the Release to On-Hand report. Used to put product away, it’s got a couple flaws for me. First, for my company at least, the report’s almost too small to read. While I could have a look at reformatting the report so it’s readable, it’s got another problem …

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A Downloadable Version of Contract by Customer

Like we did with the Item by Contract report, today we’ll add the option to download the Customer by Contract report. The refreshed version of completecontracts.php, completecontracts.js, and the customer_by_contract-dl.php file itself, available from http://www.bendustries.co/files/contracts/warehousereports_inc_cbc-dl.zip. Or the report by itself is http://www.bendustries.co/files/contracts/customer_by_contract-dl.zip. As before, contractreports just needs two lines uncommented to show the download button, …

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Putting Your Reports in Excel – introducing PHPExcel

As I mentioned way back, one of the fundamental weaknesses DDMS has is the lack of an easy way to get reports into spreadsheet programs to allow you to work with your data in a coherent way. We currently have two reports, Item by Contract and Customer by Contract where we’ll often want to work …

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Customer by Contract Report

Today I have a report complementary to the previous Item on Contract Report, a report of Contract by Customer. That is, enter a given contract code, and it will return all customers using that contract, along with reporting the full pricing setup for each of those customers. In addition, is shows the sales rep assigned …

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