See my video on the B1i installation process including my AutoSSL tool by clicking here.
Main SAP Note 2019275 (click for link)
NOTE: This article has been adapted from the main SAP note and expanded upon based on several installations.
- You need to have B1i installed
- You need the current .keystore password located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\SAP Business One Integration\IntegrationServer\Tomcat\conf\server.xml
- Search the XML document for the keystorePass attribute. Default that I have observed has been sapB1iP
- You need a domain name associated with your raw IP address. IE, mobile.lhimports.com as an example. This must resolve to their static IP address with an A record in the subdomains DNS.
- Go to: http://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
- Download and install Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables (x64)
- Download and install Win64 OpenSSL v1.0.2d Light
- Install everything with default settings
Since SAP Business One 9.0 I had been hearing about new EFT capabilities built right into the system and I had a client request this feature so I decided to really dig into the subject. So after a LOT of investigation and testing I will summarize in plain English what I found.
(NOTE: my focus here is on EFT files, NOT bank reconciliation files but SBO can do this as well. I will attempt to note this whenever possible.)
SAP Business One Has a Really Well Thought Out EFT System
It’s hard to find and understand but it is well thought out once you get the hang of it. It can do EFT files for payment, import files for bank reconciliation and generate CSV files in specific format for any other file type you would want to work with. I was using it specifically for an EFT outgoing payment file to a bank for payments.
When you make a dropdown list in SAP the data is stored as a code in the system. When trying to do an SQL query or Crystal Report you will find that only the code is output so the user reading the query / report doesn’t see the description.
I had recently needed to make a Pareto analysis chart in Crystal Reports and couldn’t figure out how to do it through the chart expert.
The trick is to Record Sort the data into the order you want and it will sort the bar chart the same way. I did an SQL view to which listed my unique descriptions and then a COUNT() operation.
At some point in your SAP Business One consulting career you will get the question as to WHY the Inventory Audit Report (Inventory >> Inventory Reports >> Inventory Audit Report) doesn’t match the GL balances or balance sheet totals.
Generally this question is during the year end closing process where accountants want to see what makes up the balance of the inventory balance.
I have had the request from several SAP Business One customers to view the last price given to a specific customer for a specific item. Well the only real solution I could come up with would be to make an FMS on the price with a query. This is an OK solution but I came across a much slicker solution when searching the SAP help file for something completely unrelated.
Working with the different fields for addresses can be a pain. They have many different fields which will confuse users and not to mention most fields won’t even print.
Even with careful control of all of the form settings you are likely to have issues where a user tries to enter a piece of information and it doesn’t show correctly (typically there are gaps in your address when printed).