In my previous post, Average Days to Pay Calculation (SQL Code), I had provided a SQL stored procedure that calculates a customer’s ADTP for a given point of time (between two dates). While this was perfect, it does not include fully applied but open invoices.
Some of the readers (particularly Tim and Steve Pena) requested to amend the script to consider open invoices that are fully applied. An invoice remains open even after fully applied only when we do not run paid transaction removal (PTR). I wanted to work on this script as soon as possible, but somehow I could not.
Better late than never, isn’t it?
Please find the link below to download the SQL procedure that calculates a customer’s ADTP for a given point of time, but looks at both history (RM30101) and open (RM20101) tables, take invoices that satisfy following criteria:
Invoices that are fully applied.
If invoices are in history table, by default, current transaction amount would be zero.
If invoices are in open table, then take those invoices whose receivable outstanding amount is zero.
Invoices that are not voided.
Invoices that have a document amount, meaning non-zero.
I have verified this script against some sample customers for whom, invoices were either in history (RM30101) or in open (RM20101) or in both.
I have a requirement in which I have to access a SQL view from within my customisation dictionary, in order to create a custom lookup for users to select a value based on an Extender form and an Extender lookup. Easiest option is to create an Extender view (which in turn creates a SQL view for us).
Now, this is the view that I am suppose to refer to from my custom dictionary. Dexterity allows us to refer to any SQL object by simply create a TABLE definition and mention the SQL object (table or view) name as the physical name.
Everything looks perfect till you actually see below error messages at runtime:
Error message is quite obvious; you do not have DEX_ROW_ID in that SQL view that you are referring to. Every single Dexterity table must have DEX_ROW_ID at the backend. It cannot afford to not have one.
So how am I going to resolve this? By simply adding a record number dynamically to the SQL view created by Extender. How to do that? By adding the T-SQL function ROW_NUMBER(). This is how I achieved it:
Leslie Vail has posted an article at a time when I am currently working on closing down thousands and thousands of SOP quotes which users failed to close down. It’s about a SQL Script which moves all expired SOP quotes to history.
(Some really lame) reasons I use to hear for not closing down quotes:
1. We don’t know when that quote would be materialised.
Seriously? Gotta be kidding me. If it’s a quote of age 2+ years and you still don’t know whether it would get materialised or not, then something is wrong fundamentally.
2. If it’s voided, we won’t be able to copy the line items of that quote.
Wrong. You can. Copying line items from an SOP document is very much possible, even if it’s transferred or voided.
3. We don’t know whether the comments that we had added specific to that quote would be available for us to reuse it.
Answer is a positive YES. You can reuse the comments, because comments are NOT stored on that document but on Comments Master. Just select the ID and there it is. Unless, you have edited that comment on the document. But again, come on, it’d take 5 mins for you to inquire the voided one, copy the comment text and paste it on new one.
Q: From where does the Inventory Adjustment entry retrieve a product’s Decimal Places Currency value?
A: When we create a product, this value will be defaulted from the Functional Currency of that company. While entering an Inventory Adjustment for this product, the decimal places currency value will then be retrieved from the product master record.
I realized this when I faced an issue couple of days back. I got a requirement where, I have to facilitate an automated program that will replicate a product information (Master, Quantities/Site, Vendors, Currencies & Price List) from one company to another. Of course, with necessary changes that are specific to the destination company.
It worked merrily till both companies had functional currencies with same number of decimal places. I had to extend this program on to another company, whose functional currency supports 3 decimal places. Now you might have realized the issue. My program, quite honestly, was written with a hardcoded value of 2 decimal places.
When I created some products on my new company using this program, I could not enter Inventory Adjustments with 3 decimal places. It was always 2. Upon spending some time on this, I realized what I have mentioned at the start of this post. You cannot override this at all.
So those who write customization like what I have explained above, beware of all such nuances which will play very crucial role in day-to-day transactions.