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“Don’t Panic!” A FastForms/VBA project goes awry….

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, which was a radio show back in the 70’s, is near and dear to the hearts of many geeks. It branched out into many forms, including books and video games, over the years. What I remember most fondly is the Commodore 64 […]

VBA and Yellow Mnemonic Inconsistencies

When a screen has been customized with VBA, the mnemonic background is yellow. The reason for this is for the admin, or Made2Manage techs, to quickly determine whether a screen has been customized or not. FastForms customizations are designated by an italicized mnemonic.

Over the years, I’ve noticed a few […]

Blah Blah. Click ignore to get back to work.

As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a typical red box error you will get from Made2Manage.

Compared to some of the red box errors, this one is actually descriptive.

Some other examples are:

107 Operator/operand type mismatch.
5 Record is out of range.
13. Alias ‘SLCDPM’ is not found.
1429 OLE IDispatch exception […]

Has anyone ever answered yes?

All joking aside, do any of you intentionally answer yes to make M2M Expert your homepage while installing M2M?

Do you answer yes to make M2M Expert your homepage?

Always
Occasionally
Are you kidding? Never

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Hold On To Your Butts… (You Need a Test Server)

In a previous post, I emphasized the importance of testing customizations.

The Made2Manage implementation consultants that I’ve known have all recommended having a practice company. The directions for creating one are posted on M2M Expert, and of course this is a necessity. However, I take it a step further and keep a […]

SA! Why’d it have to be SA?

Admin Note: Please review the comments section for corrections for this blog post.

“Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes?”- Indiana Jones

The Made2Manage ERP system accesses its database with one login. I suspect the reason they do so is because it makes programming easier. So, while […]

This makes me see red.

If you haven’t seen this error, then you haven’t been working with Made2Manage long enough. In case anyone reading this hasn’t seen it, the error indicates that the expected printer name wasn’t found. The most common cause is when a user saves their printer of choice in the printer setup of […]

What we got here is… failure to communicate.

“What we got here is… failure to communicate.”- Cool Hand Luke

In a previous post, I described my basic process for creating customizations. For many programmers, writing code is much easier than communicating with users, so I’d like to expound upon that process.

Essentially, the problem is this. The user should […]

Code you write is twice as sweet as code purchased.

“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” – Paul Newman

At this point you may be asking yourself, “David, why should I bother learning all of this stuff? I don’t have the slightest idea how to write VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code.”

Why Learn VBA?

There are many […]

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