I am trying to create different MES customization for different areas of the company (in classic mode). Each area needs to be able to “Report Quantity” in a unique way. For example, early in the process they will report quantity in individual units, later in different area they need to Report Quantity into PCIDs.
So I need to be able to apply different customizations to the “Report Quantity” button in the production area of MES. I have tried to create my own buttons and use ProcessCaller.LaunchForm(MESMenu, “PR000077”). I created copies of menuID “PR000077” (Report Quantity) and applied different customizations. Then in the different main MES customizations I would replace PR000077 with the new menuID. These always open the form in a read only state.
I believe the PR000077 creates some LaborHed and LaborDtl items and passes those in, but my copies do not.
Using Process Calling Maintenance does bring up the customization, but I don’t know how to change that in the context of the unique main MES customizations.
Any help on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated.
Kevin, thanks for the reply. I think I am very close but I am hung up on a couple of things. 1st, we don’t want the users to have to “Start Production Activity” just be able to report quantity. Meaning there is no LaborDtl record started at the time the button is being clicked. The code errors out at that point.
How can I start a Labor Dtl record at this part of the code? Is there a shortcut to that?
Once I am past that, can you specify a customization to use in the LaunchFormOptions()?
You can select the job in the “Report Qty” screen. This is actually going to be an employee sitting in a fork lift with a long range scanner. The plan is for them drive up to a machine, scan a bar code for job number, then scan a PCID, then pick up the material and put it away. The 2 scans will be reporting qty. Then they will go to next machine (different job and different part). Having to start and end activity for each job is too much. Plus their time on a specific job is not relevant.
Maybe someone else will chime in, but if you’re going to use the Report Qty Screen, you’re going to have to have an active laborHed and laborDtl for the job you are on.
You can obtain this with Start Production Activity of course, and end with End Activity.
That being said, that’s not the only way to do it.
Here is one way to do it:
Log in to MES
Have a prompt/box on the MES screen that accepts your job number. (from scan)
From that event, code using the Erp.BO.LaborImpl,StartActivity to create your labor dtl record
Open ReportQty Modal. When the laborDtl record is created/job opened, pass that and open Report Qty and do your actions
When Report Qty is closed, use the same BO to end activity.
Move on to the next machine and scan again
You could also do the steps above but instead of the report qty screen, use the proper BO to report qty
The other steps will be basically the same. You’ll need a laborhed and labordtl regardless to report qty.