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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Embed linked images into reports in Crystal 11

Did you know that Crystal 11 can embed linked images into reports, based on a database field?

You can place an image path in a specific field in VISUAL ERP- including document maintenance, and Crystal can place that image in the report at run time.

Step 1. Add a picture to the report
Step 2. Right Click and choose format graphic
Step 3. Choose the picture tab
Step 4. Click on the familiar conditional formatting button next to the “Graphic location”





Presto! Now you can use the formula editor to specify the image path name. Use database fields, text strings, or even a combination of the two!

This edition of VISUAL Did You Know™ was provided by BizTech VISUAL Consultant Paul Turnberg.

Friday, June 24, 2011

OINK VISUAL User Group Meeting

OINK VISUAL User Group Meeting

The OINK (Ohio - Indiana - Northern Kentucky) VISUAL User Group will hold a meeting Tuesday July 26, 2011 at the Comfort Suites at 5775 Coventry Lane in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This meeting is open to any VISUAL users in the area. Highlights of the meeting include a VISUAL 7 Demo and VISUAL Roadmap presentation by Infor’s Danna Nelson, along with a VISUAL Easy Lean Demo by Infor’s Tony Gunter.

In the past, OINK has charged each company an annual fee of $50 to be a ‘member.’  If your company has paid OINK (Steve Denkers) in the past year, the meeting will be free.  Otherwise, the meeting will be $50 per company.

In addition, OINK is looking for volunteers to be part of their Steering Committee.  If you would like to become a volunteer or would like to register for the upcoming meeting, please contact Peter Boers or Steve Denkers.


Peter Boers: IT Manager - Encore Industries - pboers@e-encore.com

Steve Denkers: Corporate Systems Specialist - Major Tool & Machine - sdenkers@majortool.com

Meeting Agenda

10:00 – 10:15  Group Business
·        Introductions
·        Steering Committee – need volunteers

10:15 – 11:00 – Visual 7 Demo / Visual Roadmap – Danna Nelson - Infor

11:00 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 – 12:15 –Visual Easy Lean Demo – Tony Gunter - Infor

12:15 – 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – Breakout Sessions:
Ø  IT, Finance, Scheduling, and/or Inventory
·        User issues with Visual
·        Reporting tools & ideas
·        Visual enhancement requests

2:00 – ???        Group Discussions/Follow-up
·        Breakout session follow-up – report back on all topics/all groups
·        Open discussion.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Webinar - VISUAL Rename & Merge










When: Thursday, July 14
Time: 9:00am or 1:00pm ET
Duration: 1 hour

In today's fast paced business world, the ability to keep your data up to date with your business needs is a must.  Rename and Merge is the only database utility that allows you to make these changes quickly in a Live environment while maintaining the data integrity of your Infor ERP VISUAL system.

Please join BizTech & TrueFit Solutions for a one hour webinar to explore how Rename and Merge for VISUAL can save your organization time and money.  We will show you how to correct master records, reconfigure account structures, manage stock locations and much more.

During this time, we will also show a brief demo and discuss the enhancements included in the latest release of latest Rename and Merge, which offers more features, stability and speed than ever before. Some of these features include:
  • Multi Database connectivity: Connect to more than one database at any time and run the same task list within all connected databases at the same time.
  • Rename and Merge Records within Global Financials, VQ as well as VM/VE. Connectors coming soon for DCMS and VTA.
Who Should Attend?
Infor ERP VISUAL IT Professionals

Why Attend?
One lucky participant will receive one year of free Rename and Merge maintenance.

Register now for Thursday, July 14 @ 9:00am ET

Register now for Thursday, July 14 @ 1:00pm ET



Learn more about Rename & Merge for Infor ERP VISUAL

Learn more about TrueFit Solutions

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Did you know that you can modify the personal menu by adding new groups to create a daily reminder and to-do list?

A good idea is to add new groups for each day of the week. You can then add the programs that you need to run each day. The personal menu then becomes a daily reminder and to-do list.
  1. From the MAIN MENU, select FILE and then PERSONAL MENU.
  2. Right click anywhere in the Personal Menu and select CUSTOMIZE
  3. Select ADD NEW GROUP, then enter a Group Caption and select an Icon of your choice. The new Group will be added to the Personal Menu.
  4. Highlight the new Group Name and select BROWSE AND ADD. A browse window will appear and you can select the program or report (and Icon) you wish to add to the group
  5. Next, a window will appear asking for the Caption or description of your new item
  6. Enter the caption
Presto! Your new Personal Menu Item will now be available in all of your personal menus in VISUAL.


This VISUAL Did You Know? Tip was brought to you by Bill Price, VISUAL Solutions Advisor at BizTech.