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September 2015

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
ProcessFlow: Force Reassign of Variable Values
EMSS Ethnicity Two-Question Format
SmartNotification Info Set Error
Extract Program Version Numbers
Worthwhile Reading
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
-- Plato
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community.  The LawsonGuru Letter is published by--and is solely the opinion of--John Henley of Decision Analytics. 
ProcessFlow: Force Reassign of Variable Values
I have a variable set up in Start (vEmailForm) that uses other variables that are currently blank (vAction, vPerson). Later in the flow I assign values to these variables (vAction, vPerson) and then use the vEmailForm variable. Of course the vEmailForm variable has the blank values for vAction, vPerson. Is there a way to force the vEmailForm variable to look at the new value of these variables? Perhaps a JavaScript expression or something? WITHOUT having to actually declare the vEmailForm variable at the same time as the other variables. Read More...
EMSS Ethnicity Two-Question Format
KB 1205215 states "Add a new field called "Special Processing" to both Ethnicity HR code programs. This set up needs to exist to enable the "two question format in EMSS Ethnicity task. Does anyone have this set up? Read More...
SmartNotification Info Set Error
I built a query that contains a sub-query in SQL Developer. The query executes just fine in SQL Developer. When I paste this SQL into my Info Set in LBI, I get this screen that prompts that says "enter parameter values" and contains multiple rows of the data fields that are in my headers. I don't have any parameters build into my SQL so I am not sure what in my SQL could trigger this message prompt. Read More...
Extract Program Version Numbers
We are a Windows environment and are in the process of upgrading our systems from 9.0.1 to version 10. While migrating some of our custom programs into the 10env; we discovered that some of the version numbers in our 9.0.1 system are higher than the version numbers in the delivered 10.0 programs. We would like to obtain a list of the current programs and their assigned version numbers for a comparison between the systems. Have others seen this? How did you handle it? If you had a custom program that was built from a higher version program in 9.0.1, than what was delivered in the newly released version; what did you do? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Why IT Professionals Want More Business Experience
The vast majority of IT executives, managers and employees now recognize that business experience is more valuable to their careers than new technology skills, according to a number of survey reports from Wisegate, a peer-based IT advisory firm.
Baseline Magazine, February 3, 2015

How to Reduce IT Complexity and Increase Agility
Overlapping, outdated systems cost money, hobble innovation and confuse users. 5 execs share strategies for simplifying your tech stack.
Computerworld, August 5, 2015

How to Develop Great Leaders Within Your Company
Find out what the former CEO of Campbell Soup did to build a generation of leaders and increase engagement.
Inc. Magazine, August 2015

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