Category: iDempiere Gotcha

Running Processes Across Multiple Records in iDempiere’s Window Grid View

If you’re an iDempiere user, you may often need to run a process on multiple records simultaneously. This can be particularly useful for tasks like batch updating, mass approval, or executing custom processes across selected records. Fortunately, iDempiere provides a powerful feature that allows you to do just that, directly from the window grid view.…

Enhancing Data Integrity with VFormat RegEx Validations in iDempiere

In the ever-evolving landscape of business operations, maintaining data integrity is essential. Ensuring that the information entered into your system adheres to specific formats can prevent errors, streamline processes, and enhance overall efficiency. This is where VFormat RegEx validations in iDempiere come into play. Table of contents Understanding Regular Expressions (RegEx) Benefits of VFormat RegEx…

Have you used iDempiere’s CRM?

iDempiere is not only an Open Source ERP.   It is also an open Source CRM as well. The CRM component of iDempiere is the overlooked little brother and rarely mentioned feature of iDempiere. The main page of the community site equally defines the CRM together with the ERP:  “Founded in 2011 iDempiere is a powerful,…

How do you resolve “Unresolved Elements”?

A “2Pack” is a compressed XML file used for data import and data export of objects. This feature makes it easier  to replicate the said objects from one environment to another.   The process of importing a “2Pack” is called “Packing In” while the process of exporting a “2Pack” is called “Packing Out”.  This feature…

Pick your dates carefully!

You don’t have to be an “expert-level iDempiere user” to find yourself in a situation, where you must pick an appropriate date range for various reasons. Whether you want to see Order Details or search for some information at the Invoice Info window, you have most likely already met the little “history” icon next to…

Virtual UI or Virtual DB?

iDempiere can show data to users without actually storing these values in the database.  A developer has the option of using a Virtual UI or a Virtual DB column.  Both of these concepts allow the developer to set a field based on another set of values. What is the difference between Virtual UI or Virtual…

Working with multiple environments locally

If you’re an iDempiere developer with many implementations simultaneously, this scenario might sound familiar to you. You are working at the same time on two different projects which use different plug-ins and different databases. You change often from one to the other, and you also like to have a clean version of iDempiere vanilla with…

Quick Info in iDempiere

The Quick Info is possibly one of the best features in iDempiere. It can be used in many ways without writing a single line of code. It gives you flexibility, context and extra information without having to navigate away from the record you’re working on. It was first introduced in iDempiere 2.1 and has evolved…