The Hidden Truth

I am wondering how many of us i.e. consultants who are in to BaaN ERP for a decade now are aware about this secrets about Baan.I have encountered this in the later part of my career. And thought of sharing this with you people so that you can make most use of it.

The developers out there would be using export data dictionary to export the software components of Baan or would probably be using PMC solution for objects and components movement from one environment to another. How many of you knew that there is a session Maintain Patch Code – ttiex4100m000, that eventually lets you add individual components which could be exported to a particular path on source server. This patch could then be manually copied to the destination server on a specific path and could be imported to the destination server using import patch ttiex1284m000 session. This is one of the sought after approach if you as a developer are planning for a handful of software components movement. The Maintain Patch code session ttiex4100m000 is nowhere in Baan IV menu, probably wonder why the Product Company failed to include this in the Tools Menu.

Next in the line is ottstpsessinfo, this has to be executed through run program i.e. from File Menu -> Run Program. This piece of object gives you the session information, runtime object, software components directories/path, current path from where the session structural objects picks up the objects from. Session basically consists of forms, reports, includes, program objects etc. The Baan Application Support team heavily relies on this utility to get more information about sessions.

There is one more object/utility which is ottstperrlog, this also as ottstpsessinfo has to be executed through run program i.e. from File Menu -> Run Program. This object lists out all errors related to OS, Database, bdbpre, bdbpost,bshell log etc. Infact all the logs present in $BSE/log folder in the bse environment.

There are plenty more hidden secret’s to be unleashed.

ttdskcs – Colour selector
ttdskfs – Font selector
ttstpcalc – The Calculator
ttstpcalandar – The Calendar
ttstpcreatdll – create an AFS DLL
ttstpshell – Runs a shell

All of these could be executed through Run Program in Baan. All of these utilities are for Baan IV.

If you stumble across, any other hidden secrets of BAAN, share it with us.

Please go through the below attached document for more tips and tricks in Baan IV.


Learning DAL 2 effectively

DAL – Data Access Layer (Version 2) is supported in Infor’s latest version of Baan Software i.e. ERP LN 6.1. Compared to previous version of DAL which is supported in Baan V c, there are considerable amount of changes which DAL has undergone to support additional functionalities.

I have had look at numerous DAL documents, but none of them explained in terms which are easy to understand and easy to grasp for the Baan Technical Consultant / Baan Developers. Most of the documents speaks on vague topics and doesn’t have the right examples to support the different concepts available in DAL.

To cut short, i have prepared a document on DAL which doesn’t boast on the number of pages it has (as it has bear minimum), but it definitely boasts about the simplicity of language used to make any layman understand the concept of DAL with real ERP scenarios and examples. It not only covers entire DAL functionality in easy to understand language but also gives real scenarios which one can associate with, thus making the understanding simpler.

The topics that are covered in the e-Book ” DAL (Version 2) Simplified”

  • Overview of DATA ACCESS LAYER
  • Business Rules
  • Create a DAL
  • Edit a DAL
  • Compile a DAL
  • DAL Functions
  • Hooks
  • Different Types of Hooks
  • Hooks with examples
  • Property Hooks Overview
  • Property Hooks Type
  • Property Hooks Example
  • Object Hooks Overview
  • Object Hooks Type
  • Object Hooks Example
  • Field Dependency Overview
  • Field Dependency Example
  • Business Method Overview
  • Calling a Business Method
  • Business Method Example

As said by great thinker’s, everything comes at a price. The things which you get for free is really not worth it. So for the effort’s i’ve put in to compile this ebook with all my experience put in to place, i am selling it for meagre amount.

In order to book your copy of e-book ” DAL (Version 2) Simplified”, drop a mail to Will mail you the details on how to avail this ebook and the price you need to pay. In the mail, kindly mention your Full Name and Contact No.

Note:- With this e-Book, you get “DAL Exercise” ebook absolutely Free.

Please click the link below to see the preview of e-book.