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  •     QAD Glossary

  • Domain Setup Overview
    As part of any initial application implementation, you must perform a number of setup tasks including the following:
    Setting up system-wide data such as printers, menus, messages, and language codes
    Defining users and security
    Setting up financial data such as your chart of accounts and entities
    Defining master data such as items, sites, customers and suppliers
    You must also complete tasks related to setting up domains. This section highlights setup activities related to domains.
    Implementing Domains
    Non-Domained Tables lists the tables in the database that contain data that applies to the entire database. Data in all other tables is specific to a particular domain. You should consider the implications for data setup carefully during implementation to ensure that users who can change domains do not encounter validation errors.
    Generalized Codes Example
    Generalized codes are domain specific. This is because when domains represent businesses in diverse geographical and political locations, these codes may vary widely. For example, customer types, sales distribution channels, and buyer/planner codes could differ between a domain representing a business in England and one in Germany.
    However, some programs that update system-wide data such as User Maintenance (36.3.1) also reference generalized codes. These generalized codes must exist in all domains or you may encounter errors editing a user record in one domain that do not occur in another.
    Streamlining Setup
    If you have several domains with similar base data, you can use alternate approaches to streamlining data setup:
    You can set up base data in the system domain. When you create a new domain, the system domain is used as a template and the new domain automatically inherits the same system data. See System Domain.
    You can use QXTend to synchronize data between domains. See User Guide: QAD QXtend.