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May 2024

Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
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.
Quote of the Issue

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

-- Abraham Lincoln

Trending Topics

LPL INSTR Functions

I'm writing a simple report using the Create Report function in Infor Cloudsuite. I'm needing a column on the report that simply lets me know if the information in one field exists in another field and return true or false. I've tried a number of things in the Add Compute field, and nothing seems to work. I've looked at LPL documentation and seen references to INSTR and a number of different string functions such as StringContains and none of them seem to work. Read More

Cobol - Extract Current Time

How do you extract just the current System Time in Lawson Cobol? I'm wanting to extract it and format it in HH24MISS format. Read More

Sample XML file create Flow

I am new to creating XML files and trying to work with XML node in IPD 11.0.52. I am trying to created loaduser.xml since we can no longer use CSP to upload a CSV file to setup LSENV identity. I am not sure what to put into "Append output to" screenshot below. I was wondering if someone could upload a sample IPA that creates an XML file. Read More

Translating EDI 856 to get the ~ REF^CN^ field

We are trying to get the tracking number which is the ~ REF^CN^ on the 856. I looked at multiple programs including the MA531 and it doesn't grab that field. Does anyone else use this field and if so, how do you get it? Read More

Worthwhile Reading

Why your best IT managers quit

Understanding the chief reasons top managers leave is critical for CIOs seeking to develop and retain high-performing teams. Compensation aside, leadership, culture, and stagnation top the list.

CIO, March 4, 2024

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End of non-compete agreements is a tech job earthquake

The FTC ruled this week that companies can no longer use non-compete agreements to stop workers from moving from one job to another — and businesses are having fits.

Computerworld, April 25, 2024

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Quick Study: The Evolving Roles of CIOs and IT Leaders

Expanding your workers’ tech skills increases their engagement and performance while boosting the company’s innovation and competitiveness.

Information Week, October 11, 2023

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Decision Analytics

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