I’ve run into a problem where Method Tracker opens to Engineering Workbench. This can happen during a conversion, update, or adding Method Tracker to a menu.
In Epicor 9 we would open SQL Server Manager Studios and write a simple update query:
set arguments = ‘-c MyMethodTracker -formname=BOMTrackerForm’
where menuid = ‘METHOD’ //this will change for each Method Tracker you need updated//
In Epicor 10 the process has changed:
Customize the method tracker screen
a) On the Epicor Main screen click on the Developer mode button
b) Go to Production Management > Engineering > General Operations > Method Tracker
c) Once the Select Customization screen opens check the Base only checkbox and click OK.
d) Once the Method tracker screen opens customize the screen. Go to the Materials/List tab and move one of the columns for example move the Part Column to the left so it is the first column from left to right
e) Once this is done go to the Tools Menu and select Save Layouts and the Customization Save Dialog screen will pop up
f) Type in a Name and Description and click on Save
g) If required, add comments to the Customization comment screen and click OK
h) Close the Customization Tools dialog screen
i) Close the method tracker screen
j) On the Epicor Main screen click on the Developer mode button again to disable the Developer mode
- Open menu maintenance.
- Expand the tree so that you can see Main Menu > Production Management > Engineering > General Operations.
- Select the Method Tracker in the tree (so that it is highlighted).
- Go to Actions > Copy to New Menu. This creates a new menu item based upon the base one. This gets you all of the launch options that are needed to open the method tracker instead of the engineering workbench (basically the “formName=‘BOMTrackerForm’” menu row argument.
- On the Detail tab, set the customization to your new customization ID and specify Order Sequence.
- Save menu. Log out and back in. New menu item is in the shell menu now and launching it launches the method tracker with your customization."
I hope this helps you all!