Jul 23 2011

JD Edwards Terminologies

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Application Server – Server where ERP logic is executed. A distributed ERP installation can have more than one Application Server.

Application Developers – Also known as App Developers. These developers use the ERP tools to develop ERP business application packages such as Financials, Manufacturing, Distribution, Human Resources, etc.

ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange – Character set used by UNIX & Windows.

BDA – Business view Design Aid. This is the ERP CASE tool which is used to create and modify business views of data. See also FDA, RDA, and TDA.

Blobs – Binary Large OBjectS. A stream of data. Generally this is used as in reference to data structures put together end to end in a stream of data. Blobs may or may not be stored in database tables. For example, most of the TAM data is stored in blobs.

BSFN – Business Functions C code modules written by application developers. This term is used for both individual functions and for the actual C modules, which may contain multiple functions. For example, both b986150.c (the module) and ServerPackageTransfer (the function) will be referred to as business functions in different contexts.

Call Object – Running a business function. Also can be used to mean running a business function on a server. This is the mechanism which allows applications that are running on a client PC to run some set of logic on an enterprise server.

Client Install – A mechanism which installs an ERP Package from the deployment server to a client PC.

CQP – Customer Quality Program. Basically ERP Beta sites.

CRP – Conference Room Pilot. Part of the REP Methodology for going live with ERP. Involves setting up ERP in a pilot environment with options set up like they will be in the production environment.

Cumulative Release – A release containing changes to both system and application code. These releases are cumulative between base releases, i.e. B73.1.2 contains all changes that were done for B73.1.1. Also known as Cumms.

Data Sources – This is the F98611 table which defines how to access either data or servers. Such information as table owner, the connect string, and server name. This is used in conjunction with the OCM or F986101.

Deployment Server – Basically a file server which contains business function source, header, object, and DLL files; TAM specifications, and packages. This is where Object Librarian takes files when they are checked out, and puts them when they are checked in. Client Install takes a package from the deployment server and deploys it to a client PC.

DBCS – Double Byte Character Set. See Double Byte.

Double Byte – Character sets which require two bytes to describe each character, such as Chinese or Japanese.

EBCDIC – Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code – Character set used by the AS/400

Enterprise Server – Server where ERP logic is run. This is generally the primary ERP Application Server.

Environment – The set of TAM files, business functions, and data that are used when running ERP. What is in an environment is driven by the path code for the environment, which drives… Read the rest of the Terminologies at – www.deepeshmd.com

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