Release Notes for Version 1.2
QXI Server Version: 1.2
Date: June 30, 2004
MFG/PRO Compatibility: eB through eB2.1
QAD QXtend Documentation: Technical Reference: QXtend Inbound (78-0602D)
QAD JIT Sequencing (JIT/S) Support Added
JIT Sequencing (JIT/S) is QAD’s configurable, just-in-time plant scheduling and execution application. Base data in JIT/S, such as items, customers, ship-tos, carriers, and sales orders, are maintained in QAD’s MFG/PRO. This data is uploaded to JIT/S during implementation and is synchronized between the two applications by database triggers in MFG/PRO and an integration framework based on QXI. In turn, JIT/S sends inventory backflush information to MFG/PRO through QAD QXtend to create the required inventory and financial transactions. QXI also supports JIT/S integration with shop floor programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
To support this integration, the QXI Connection Pool Manager has been enhanced to manage JIT/S API pools.
Capability to Transform Non-Standard XML Documents
QXI Queue Manager can now accept non-standard XML documents and transform them into QDocs with a valid SOAP envelope using the new QAD QXtend transformation engine. The transformation engine is triggered when an XML document arrives with an extension other than the standard .req extension. Depending on the file extension, an XSLT style sheet is applied to the document to generate a valid QDoc, a SOAP envelope is added, and the new QDoc is sent to the correct Queue Manager directory with the .req extension.
The transformation engine ensures all the linkages between directories, file names, and processing flows. Individual companies must provide their own XSLT style sheet transformations for the transformation engine to use.