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The Distribution Information Center offer a variety of focused dynamic content organized around one or more of the following tasks:

  • Overview - General information on a focus area: user guides, upcoming Advisor Webcasts, communities, alerts and announcements, etc.
  • Use - Detailed documentation on functionality or tasks. For example: how to set up EFT Payments (Accounts Payable), how to run Auto Cash (Accounts Receivable), frequently asked question on the post report (General Accounting), etc.
  • Troubleshooting - Information to assist in researching and resolving an issue. For example: how to turn on logging, how to troubleshoot integrity issues, reported bugs, etc


JD Edwards World Information Center for Distribution White Papers (Doc ID 865515.1) 

  • A9.3 Distribution Enhancements
  • A9.1/A9.2 Enhancement White Papers
  • General Distribution
  • Advanced Pricing
  • Brazil Localization for Distribution
  • EDI
  • Inventory Management
  • Procurement
  • AAIs, Purchasing
  • Commitments, Encumbrances
  • General, Purchasing
  • Order Creation, Purchasing
  • Taxes, Purchasing
  • Agreement Management
  • Sales
  • General, Sales
  • Order Creation, Sales
  • Order Holds, Sales
  • Pricing, Sales
  • Sales Update
  • Taxes, Sales
  • Sub Contracting
  • Application Technical
  • Vertex
  • Warehouse Management
  • Advanced Stock Valuation
  • ECS
  • Intrastat


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Here are some key benefits and features of importing, exporting and distributing data in JD Edwards World software:


Import –

  • You no longer need to write a program to populate the Batch files (Z1) files. 

In the A9 releases you can populate a spreadsheet and import the data without having to map fields to the file.  We supply a template of all the fields in the batch file and then you choose the columns that will be imported, and populate the data for those columns.  Processing the batch file data to the permanent physical files has not changed.  See the following documents for more details:

    • Using Batch Import to Upload Data to Batch Files (Z and Z1) (Doc ID 1368622.1)
    • Batch Import Replaces Journal Entry Upload in A9.3 (P09110/P0911Z1) (Doc ID 1498278.1)
    • Using the Batch Import Process to Upload Batch Receipt Records (F0312) (Doc ID 1348550.1)
    • How to Use the Batch Import Process to Change Address Book Records (Doc ID 1276172.1)
  • You can import data directly into many JD Edwards World files. 

This is called Z File Processing and it is similar to how the user would enter the data interactively, except this is a batch import process that includes all the fields that the user would have on the video. When the data is processed, the records go directly into the associated file. Here are some helpful documents on using this process:

    • How to Upload (Import) Account Master Records (P09011Z) (Doc ID 1551556.1)
    • How to Upload (Import) Asset Master Records (P1201Z) (Doc ID 628436.1)
    • What is the Difference Between Z1 Batch Processing and Z File Processing? (Doc ID 1592502.1)
    • Using Batch Import to Upload Data to Batch Files (Z and Z1) (Doc ID 1368622.1)
  • You can import directly to certain interactive videos like the Journal Entry (P09101) video, by using the Interactive Import process. 

You create the template spreadsheet with the fields that are on the video directly from the Journal Entry application.  Populate the spreadsheet and use the import action to import the data to the Journal Entry application. See the following for details on this process:

    • Using the Import Feature for Interactive Programs (Example Importing Journal Entries using P09101) (Doc ID 1551593.1)
  • The import process is consistent across all applications.


Export –

  • Beginning in release A9.3 you have the ability to export reports in .pdf format.
  • All A9 releases allow .txt format for reports, including those not listed on UDC table 00/BE and  00/IE.
  • You can export information from an interactive video like Account Ledger Inquiry, Supplier Ledger Inquiry and Customer Ledger Inquiry.  With this process, you can choose who will receive the information.
  • FASTR and STAR reports can be exported in .csv format.


Distribute –

  • Set up a list of people that will receive reports. This list can be used when distributing a report or inquiry.
  • Distribute the report or interactive inquiry to a specific recipient.
  • Use Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) to create an Email Template with the subject and the body of the email.  Customize the subject and body to meet your business needs.


Burst –

  • Automatically send A/R Statements to customers and A/P Remittance Advices via email to suppliers. Several other forms are burst capable.

See the following documents for more details –

    • Programs and Files with Import/Export and Bursting Capabilities in Release A9.x (Doc ID 1206790.1)
    • Using the Batch Export Process to Email (Burst) Documents (Doc ID 1174023.1)
  • Use the interface with BI Publisher and create your own JDE World forms using .rtf (rich text format). Once the rtf has been created, the system will use the .xml that is created by the JDE program and send a pdf document via the Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) transformation template attached in the Export Parameters on the DREAM Writer for the program.


The following JD Edwards World Information Center has links to other documents that will be helpful as you evaluate your processes:

Using JD Edwards World Import and Export, Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) and BI Publisher (Doc ID 1413956.2).

Do you have employees wondering how they will pay for their summer vacations? Did you know you can provide employees with vacation pay before they take vacation leave?  You can enter an interim check to pay an employee in advance of a regular pay period.  This payment can replace the regular payment for one or more pay periods.  If the advance payment spans one or more pay periods, enter a taxation factor to calculate the taxes for each of the pay periods.  This can be accomplished on the Additional Parameters (F5) from Interim Check Entry.


Some of the necessary set up required include:

  • Set up an Advance Pay DBA such as DBA 9000.  It should be set up a flat amount deduction that has a declining balance.
  • Set processing option 2 behind Interim Check Entry to reflect the Advance Pay DBA number.
  • In Interim Check Parameter set the Format field to 2 for Auto Advance.


Check out Interim Check Overview and FAQ (Doc ID 1327010.1) for more information.

Why wait for your phone to ring with someone asking you what happened to a specific work order. The resources exist to track the activities of a work order in addition to controlling the steps that a work order can take.


As of A9.2, the capability to track your work order was added. The Work Order Ledger can now be setup to track the work order header changes. Any field that resides in the work order header file (F4801) can be setup and tracked so you will always know all of the activities of a work order. For more information, refer to Work Order Ledger (P48019) (Doc ID 1279122.1).


As of A93.1, Work Order Activity Rules now work with discrete or standard work orders. Setting up the statuses that your work orders can take assist with the proverbial mistake of trying to reopen a closed work order. It simply won't be allowed to occur using Order Activity Rules.


Work Order status can be affected by running certain programs based on processing option settings behind each program.


    Enter/Change Order (P48013) - Interactive Program

    Order Processing (P31410) - Batch Program

    Inventory Issues (P31113) - Interactive Program

    Completion (P31114) - Interactive Program

    Super Backflush (P31123) - Interactive Program

    Work In Process or Completions (P31802) - Batch Program. Both modes, Proof and Final can be setup to update WO Status

    Work Order Variances (P31804) - Batch Program. Both modes, Proof and Final can be setup to update WO Status


Another phone call that occurs is when the material handler calls to ask what is this item doing on the parts list. You can determine if the bill of material was changed to include the item or, if an unplanned item was manually added to the parts list. The feature to display updates to the bill of material is available using BOM Change File Inquiry (P3011).


When the Log Bill of Material (BOM) Changes field in the Manufacturing Constants for a Branch/Plant is set to 'Y', history records are created in the Bill of Material Changes File (F3011). The Bill of Materials Change File includes all of the same fields as the Bill of Materials Master file (F3002) plus a field to record the Action Code. When a new  bill of material is added (Action Code A), a copy is created in the change file. When a bill is changed or deleted (Action Code C or D), the pre-change condition is recorded in the change file. The BOM Change File Inquire program displays a selection of the fields from these records.                                                             


Help your manufacturing operations by using the tools that exist now. These tools allow you to stay on top of your work orders so no surprises or puzzles are brought to your attention.

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