Tag: Infor Process Automation (Articles)

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  • SE MEGA Is Right Around the Corner!
    ClearSky is thrilled to attend the annual SE MEGA conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World from Sunday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 21st. Did you know, this year marks the 9th anniversary of (Infor) Lawson’s Cloud Services? Since then, this product and service offering has been continuously evolving. Infor has added more and more core products to make up what is now commonly known as Infor CloudSuite. SE MEGA is the perfect opportunity for anyone atte...
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  • V11: Prepare for Your Future and Secure Your Data, Upgrade with LEGACY.S3
    V11 is here! While you think your company might not be ready to make the move, it is important to plan for the future. This begs the question, what are you going to do with your current legacy Lawson Data? Infor recommends upgrading to V11 with 3 or less years of data, but how do you decide which data to keep and which data to purge? We often hear that customers are not thrilled to purge their data. It seems simple to delete rows from the data base in mass quantities, but this creates a r...
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  • Have You Made the Switch to ADFS from LS as STS Yet? 45 Days Left!
    According to Infor Support (Infor Xtreme), Effective March 1st, 2019, Infor plans to stop providing discrepancy corrections and updates for the Lawson Security as Security Token Services (LS as STS) authentication mechanism for providing single sign-on (SSO) services to the Infor Lawson version 10 solution. Check out our FAQ's that we've gathered while assisting numerous clients in making the switch!
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  • Triggering IPA Processes Using an HTTP(S) Call
    There are several ways to trigger an IPA process, including 4GL triggers and scheduling. One simple and low-overhead method is to use a HTTP(S) call.
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  • IP Designer Series - The Data Iterator Node
    The Data Iterator node can be used to loop through records. One way to use this node is to loop through the lines of a TXT or CSV file so that the data can be manipulated and stored somewhere else, or used in Lawson programs.  Here is an example of a process using data iterators.
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  • The IPA Symposium: What you Need to Know
    If you haven't heard, RPI Consultants is planning a symposium on Infor Process Automation (IPA) on Wed., Sep. 20th in Charlotte, NC. It will be a collaboration of developers, users, and the community focused on how to leverage, use, and get the most out of IPA. It is being held in after Southeast MEGA User Group fall meeting in Charlotte. You don't need to be a SELUG member to participate in the IPA Symposium and in addition, SELUG has opened their meeting to anyone from outside the group who would like to come to either event.
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  • IP Designer Series - The Trigger Node
    The IP Designer Trigger Node, located under the Control Menu Group, is used to trigger another IPA process or Service. The configuration settings are just like setting up a trigger in Rich Client or the Infor Process Automation administrator web application.
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  • IP Designer Series - The Wait Node
    The IP Designer Wait Node, located under the Control Menu Group, inserts a specified wait time into your Process. The wait times can be units of days, hours, minutes, or seconds. This can be used for approval flows, if you want approval notifications to be sent after a certain number of days. This can also be used in flows that run commands which need a “sleep” time between runs.
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  • IP Designer Series - The System Command Node
    The Return Activity node in IP Designer is useful for running command line tools within a process. You can run anything from the System Command node that could be ran in a Unix or DOS command prompt.
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  • IP Designer Series - The Return Activity Node
    The Return Activity node in IP Designer is useful for stopping the flow when specified conditions are met, and returning information to the calling process, such as a trigger.
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  • IP Designer Series - The Custom Activity Node
    The Custom Activity node in IP Designer is useful for implementing functionality that is not available in the “canned” IPA nodes. Infor delivers four Custom Activities with IPA. These are “Encoding”, “Assert”, “ComponentTest”, and “FlowRunner”. You can also create your own custom activities by creating Java Bean classes and adding them to the Grid. Follow these steps below.
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  • Creating custom IPA triggers using 4GL
    With Infor Process Automation, there are several ways to trigger a Process. This article will discuss how to trigger a custom process using 4GL.
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  • Scheduling a Process in IPA
    A Walk-through for scheduling a process in IPA
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  • Scan for Files in IPA
    A simple step-by-step guide to Scan for Files in IPA.
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  • Create a File Channel in IPA
    File Channels are a feature in IPA that is similar to the ScanFile Client feature in ProcessFlow. A File Channel scans a directory periodically for files which will kick off processes in IPA. The files and processes are configured in File Receivers. Here is how to set them up.
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  • Run a Process in IPA
    A simple 9 step guide to Run a Process in IPA.
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  • It's IPA, Infor Process Automation
    Infor Process Automation is an enhanced tool for automating business processes built on Landmark technology and works with Infor S3, Infor M3, ION and 3rd party applications. Conceptually, it is similar to Process Flow Integrator for S3 and M3 applications, but runs on Landmark technology and includes new features and functionality over and above PFI.
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