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  • What would a Costing Component Type on a Production BOM do?

    A production Bill of Materials (BOM) has four different component types:

    Normal: This can be a raw material or simi-finished goods that go into the production process to make the final product, and it is part of the BOM.

    By-product: unplanned or a secondary product that is not needed to produce the finished product. 

    Text: This allows the adding of a text to be displayed on the work order without having to enter a product…

  • How to clear temp tables on a schedule rotation?

    Evening readers,

    This blog is going to be a slight continuation of my previous one, which was about the purge function (you can read HERE). We’re going to look into how you can schedule temp tables, like ALISTER, to be cleared periodically, via recurring task. How Purge is involved is we utilize that via batch to clear out the ALISTER table. So, utilizing a function via batch process is pretty common practice and people…

  • Wonder why Direct sales invoices have $0.00 Cost price?

    Have you ever done a Direct Sales Invoice (GESSIH) under Sales, Invoices and noticed that the Cost price was equal to $0.00?

    If you turn around and create a sales order, delivery, and a regular sales invoice, you have a Cost price value. What is the difference? You’ve used the same product, customer and quantity. Your Totals Excluding tax and Including tax are the same. This is the type of question that drives…

  • Understanding the Purge Functionality in Sage X3 (INFORMATIONAL)

    Evening Readers,

    I have another topic “by request” for you all to read about. We are going to look into how the Purge utility functionality works. This came along because there is a series of temporary tables in Sage X3 and a colleague of mine wanted to know how to clear them, specifically a safe way to do so. Sage X3 has a purge function just for this type of request. We are going to take a look at purging and how you…

  • Best practices to manage currency rounding and matching issues?

    Companies that transact in multi-currencies do come across instances where their aged account balances do not match with the aged reports. For example, accounts inquiry account balance for an accounts receivable account does not match with the aged balance (BALAGEGRP) report.

    In this blog we will look at the best practices to enable a perfect matching.

    Prerequisites:

        a. In Setup, General parameters, SUP chapter, FM…

  • MongoDB 4.0 End of Life!

    Hello X3 Family! This post is in relation to a 3rd party component that Sage X3 utilizes, MongoDB.

    MongoDB is an open-source general-purpose document database built on a horizontal scale-out architecture that uses a flexible schema for storing data. Instead of storing data in tables of rows or columns like SQL databases, each record in a MongoDB database is a document described in BSON, a binary representation of the…

  • How to setup and calculate landed cost for an Intersite transfer with an average cost product?

    When processing an Intersite transfer, it is possible to calculate the landed cost even if the value of the product is an average cost. In order to do the calculation, a price list for the Intersite must exist first. To create a price list for an Intersite with an average cost product, in Setup, Purchasing, Price list, create a new price list with Suppliers set to Group, tables Criteria are ITMMASTER and BPARTNER. In…

  • What's Happening with the Avalara (Sage Sales Tax) TLS Deprecation?

    Hello X3 Family! Today, will be an informational session about the status of Avalara's TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation and how this affects Sage X3.

    If you're unfamiliar with the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol, this short YouTube - TLS Basics video provides a brief introduction. 

    I understand that the information presented may be confusing and I hope to provide clarity today about what we expect to occur as…

  • How to set the allocation type on a pick ticket to “Global”?

    A sales order allocation type can be set to 'Global' or 'Detailed'.

    Depending on the general parameter "ALLTYP" we can default the allocation type to either ‘Global’ or ‘Detailed’.

    For this discussion we will set this parameter to ‘Global’, create a sales order, generate a pick ticket with global allocation and finally pick it using the mobile automation (ADC…

  • Where can I find current instructions for setting up…

    During a recent conversation with a colleague, I was asked where to find a current copy of instructions for setting up Sage Sales Tax. She had a set dated 2017 and thought there had to be something more current that she could send out to a partner. She had scoured her hard drive. She couldn’t remember if she ever had a more recent one.

    It’s not the first time, I’ve come across people with old copies of setup instructions…