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  • Fixes
    The following fixes are in this release. Most of these fixes were also made to releases earlier than 2012.
    Fixes for the release are included in the release. For a list of fixes, see Fixes.
    Several workbench performance improvements were included in the March 2012 EE release. The workbench bundle makes these performance improvements available for customers using the workbenches on 2010.1 through 2011.1 EE. Refer to release notes for that version for specific descriptions of performance enhancements; see Workbenches Version Contents to find the March 2012 EE Release Notes.
    The following lists a performance improvement not previously documented in earlier versions.
    The server side search processing has been improved. Specifically, calculation of the supply/demand data processing has been streamlined.
    Application Interface Fixes
    The Capacity Panel now correctly updates data after you switch from one resource to another when you use the Product Structure Filter capability. Previously, the Capacity Panel did not update correctly when you selected a resource in the Resource Panel and an item in the Schedule Grid, clicked on the Product Structure Filter feature button, then selected another item.
    The Planning and Scheduling Workbenches now work properly with different cultures/locales. Previously, languages other than US/English caused breakage, errors, or other issues.
    Resources now display correctly in .NET UI versions of the browses. Previously, some resources did not display correctly.
    When the Use Plan/Sched Workbenches field is No in Site Maintenance (1.1.13) and you attempt to pull workbenches records for the site, the system now displays a message, informing you that the workbenches are not enabled for that site.
    The workbenches and QAD repetitive functions now explode global phantom component items when creating scheduled work orders. Previously, the workbench and QAD repetitive and advanced repetitive functions only included the component global phantom item when creating scheduled work orders.
    The workbenches no longer freeze when you move a production order from a source to a destination production line. Previously, when the source production line had a single production order record for the item and you moved the production order record to another production line, the Production Order Maintenance frame displayed no records, and the screen froze.
    Quantity on hand (QOH) is now included in the Past Due column in the Supply/Demand Frame for the projected quantity on hand (POH) and available to promise (ATP) row. Also, the Supply/Demand Summary column now highlights correctly.
    Cumulative orders with a blank start/end effective date (release/due date) now process correctly. Also, the system no longer resequences cumulative orders that the system sends to the server to save. Previously, the system resequenced cumulative orders when saved on the server.
    With future planned orders outside the scheduling horizon, the system now prevents the display of Calculate Due or Release Date options in the right-click context menu. Previously, these options displayed even though the order was in the future. Also, the Calculate Date option is disabled now in the context menu when the order has a Planned or Closed status.
    The Past Due column is now formatted similar to the Capacity Panel.
    The workbenches now use data for the correct production line record when you create a new item in the workbenches that is not attached to an existing production line. Previously, when you created a new item that was not attached to a production line, the system incorrectly used another, existing production line.
    Within the Capacity Panel, the system now correctly updates the past due load in the past due column when you close a past due open order.
    The system now correctly displays POH status for work centers with no inventory issues within the scheduling horizon dates within the capacity frame. Previously, POH shortage visual indicators displayed for some work centers even though no shortage existed.
    The system now suppresses PQOH coloring in the Schedule Grid for alternate production lines with no orders.
    Additional logging messages are written to log files to facilitate troubleshooting. When searching, the client build number and chunk numbers are written to the AppShell and AppServer log files.
    The system now processes the holiday calendar and shift calendar exception records the same on both the client side and the server side of the workbenches. Previously, the holiday calendar and shift calendar exception records were processed differently on the client side and server side of the workbenches. The client side workbenches were corrected so that when you add a calendar exception on a holiday, the system ignores the calendar exception. For both the server side and the client side and for both work centers and production lines, holidays override calendar exceptions.
    The right-hand grid in the PSW now lists production orders with a P(lanned) status.
    The system now lets you make layout changes only after a search completes. Previously, the system displayed an error, indicating that it could not process your request, when you selected to change the layout before running a search.
    The system now displays information for an item in the Demand Details frame when you click anywhere in a Schedule Grid row. Previously, it was necessary to click in one of the Due Date columns in the Schedule Grid to display information for the item in the Demand Details frame.
    The system now correctly resets the sort indicator of a previously sorted column when you sort two or more columns consecutively in the Schedule Grid. Previously in this scenario, the system did not reset the sort indicator.
    User Preferences Fixes
    The system now preserves the History/Future Horizon values you set in the User Preferences from the last search. Also, when you introduce new preferences when pre-existing preferences were saved, the system no longer displays an error. The system also now processes changes you make to user preferences immediately.
    When you choose to apply projected order duration through the Order Duration Calc Method field in the Scheduling tab of the User Preferences, the system now correctly prevents the recalculation of the release date when you manually change the release date or change the release date via the drag and drop workbenches feature.
    Applying projected order duration now updates the work order duration field, too. When you change the quantity, required capacity, and projected hours/days duration, the system applies projected duration when you specify that the system use projected duration in the User Preferences option.
    The User Preference default value is now No for Use Shifts and Consume Prior Day Remaining Capacity.
    The horizon value within the CAC user preferences now means that the horizon value of 0 (zero) is today, a value of 1 is tomorrow, and so on. Also, the CAC horizon default was changed to 7 days.
    The system now displays an error message in the User Preference panel when you specify 0 (zero) for the Sequencing Days field.
    Component Availability Browse Collections Fixes
    Manage Materials for Production Line has improved performance when you enter a search condition on Work Order Id. Previously in the above scenario, performance was slow.
    The Monitor Material Shortages collection browse no longer displays messages that indicate the system was not able to process your request.
    Workbenches Component Availability Check (CAC) Fixes
    The CAC-related Progress Bar no longer displays unless CAC is enabled.
    The CAC Shortage Monitor Report no longer displays incorrect values for the Buyer/Planner. Also, other Item Planning fields, such as Issue Policy, Pur/Mfg Code, and Item Replenishment are now correctly updated with values from Item or Item-Site Master data.
    The system no longer considers inventory set to expire in the future as allocated demand. Previously, the system applied the inventory set to expire in the future to the allocated demand, causing CAC to return the wrong PQOH calculation.
    Now, the workbenches consider inventory set to expire in the future as scheduled demand. For example, if today’s date is 12/7 and inventory is set to expire on 12/8, the system considers the demand status as scheduled and displays the correct quantity in Prior Gross Requirements in the Demand/Supply Summary panel.
    The system now processes correctly when you delete a production order in Production Order Maintenance within the workbenches before CAC recalculations complete. Previously, in this scenario, the system did not process correctly.
    CAC components no longer fail to process when you delete a production order before the system merges the calculation results.
    The CAC Horizon user preference now represents the number of days from the current date to a future date. Previously, it represented the number of days from the current date to a future date plus one.
    Production Order Function Fixes
    The system no longer displays error messages when you:
    Create multiple orders with comments.
    Close an order in the workbenches.
    Create a new work order, then save it.
    Repeatedly select a resource or item and enter data for the selected resource or item on the Schedule Grid.
    Enter a quantity of 0 (zero) in the MSW Schedule Grid.
    The system no longer counts the setup time as part of required capacity when you close an order or reduce the quantity to zero. Previously, when an order had setup time and you either closed the order or set the order quantity to zero, the system viewed the setup time as left over and included it in residual required capacity for the order.
    The system no longer updates the run rate when you change the release date or an order. Previously, when the release date changed, the system overrode the value you entered for the run rate.
    The system now correctly defaults the routing code and BOM code from the item/site record. Previously, the system defaulted these values from the production line record.
    The system now populates the Tool ID field on a QAD EE work order when you create the order in the MSW. Also, when you change the resource for an order in the PSW, the system updates the Tool ID field.
    The Required Capacity column in the Production Order Maintenance Summary frame is now correctly formatted so that it matches the display in the Details tab and PSW displays.
    The system now sequences correctly when you drag and drop two production orders into three production orders.
    The system now correctly filters MRP detail data in the Production Order Maintenance component Supply/Demand Detail panel for the item/site of the component you select to view.
    The system now properly recalculates the Run Time and required capacity when you change the Production Rate.
    The system no longer produces data errors when you assign a shift, then reassign a blank shift to a production order in the PSW Sequence Grid.
    The system correctly handles warning and error messages that the system generates without contextual information. For example, previously, the Invalid Receipt Status message that the system generated from within the Attributes frame caused a system exception to occur. This no longer occurs.
    The system now correctly handles warning and error messages that generate without contextual information. For example, previously, the Invalid Receipt Status message that the system generated from within the Attributes frame caused a system exception to occur. This no longer occurs.
    The system no longer changes the order routing record’s quantity ordered to the production order’s net open quantity (quantity ordered – quantity completed) when you modify scheduled orders with production reported.
    The system now correctly calculates release and due dates when you set the Duration Calculation Method in user preferences to something other than MF-LT.
    Search Functions
    The workbenches search function now correctly pulls item records where no demand records exist within the history or future.
    The workbenches now properly process when you search and there are production order routing data available with blank order IDs.
    Non-Workbench Function Fixes
    New selection fields to include P(lanned), F(irm) Planned, E(xploded), A(llocated), and/or R(eleased) production orders were added to the reports and inquiries of the Capacity Requirements Planning (24) menu. Since the workbenches generate capacity loads for planned orders, planned order load was being included in the capacity load reports and inquiries. The new fields let you include or exclude load for orders of any status from the capacity load reports and inquiries.
    The Production Line Item Update ( now correctly generates generalized codes when you set the Pur/Mfg field in the Item Data Master (1.4.1) for line scheduled items. Previously, the system did not generate generalized codes when you set the field.
    Production lines for older, past due orders are now correctly populated after running Production Line/Order Update (
    Site Maintenance (1.1.13) and Production Line Maintenance ( no longer cause lock table overflows. Previously, when processing a large number of work orders, a lock table overflow could result as the system processed work orders within one transaction. Code was changed so that the work order processing is done with one transaction per work order, thus preventing the lock tables from surpassing defined limits.
    The system now defaults the primary production line in Work Order Maintenance (16.1) when you enter the site in the program and when an item has a primary production line defined in Production Line Maintenance ( Previously, the primary production line did not default in Work Order Maintenance when you entered the site for a new work order.
    Work Order Maintenance (16.1) no longer changes the order routing record’s quantity ordered to the work order’s net open quantity (quantity ordered – quantity completed) when you modify scheduled orders with production reported.