Tag Archive: DDMS

Mass-changing Item Records

In my previous post, I gave a quick run-down of using the N-CUS1 selector in +W to change customer records. 98% of the time, that’s what I’m doing when I’m in +W. Occasionally, though, I need to mass-change item records. Here’s how we use R-CAT1 to do just that.

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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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Editing DDMS .dbf files

As I’m in the midst of the Q1 2015 OPUS load, it occurred to me that other DDMS dealers might not know how they can manually edit DDMS’ .dbf files. After the jump is how it’s done.

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Item Bin Report with Bulk Bins

In my previous post, I showed you an item bin report. This allows you to see what bin an item resides in in your warehouse without having to wade into the Item History screen (or keeping unauthorized employees from needing to ask employees that have access to these screens). What I presented there was actually …

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Item Bin report, and introducing the PSyOPs Framework

A while back, I discovered something of a weakness in DDMS: there’s a bug in the Allowable Functions permissions settings for Item. In short, you can’t give someone read-only access to Item History where bins and inventory are kept. To allow them to view it gives them the ability to change fields on that subscreen. …

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Your first MSSQL Report, ‘Flushed Today’

A few weeks ago, I had quite a few orders go sideways on me. The orders that were a mix of wholesale product and items we stock were missing our stocking items from the deliveries. With a little investigation, it seemed the culprit was likely that tickets had been prematurely flushed to status B. As …

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A Better Method of Reporting in DDMS

If it wasn’t clear before, I’m a huge evangelist of using the SQL Server for reporting in DDMS. I’ve spent a lot of hours working with DDMS in a lot of ways, and I’ve always seen its reporting capabilities as a huge weak spot. A few years ago, I sat down and got serious about …

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An introduction to SQL for DDMS

By day, I work for a fair-sized office products distributor. The company, like a lot of independent OP dealers, is on ECI’s DDMS platform. I’ve got my issues with the software, but it’s what we’ve got, so I do what I can to make it as painless as possible. By coincidence, around the same time …

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