April 22, 2015
By Delmar Dehn, Senior Product Manager
Infor Lawson System Foundation 18.104.22.168 was released in April 2015 and it contains many noteworthy new enhancements that will interest our blog readers. Here is a quick rundown of what you will find in this release:
Support for encryption during installation.
Infor has improved the security of configuration data by encrypting any passwords and other sensitive information managed by the installation program. An important consequence of this change is that the user performing an installation (or subsequent update or patch) must define and remember a passkey.
The configuration protection passkey must be provided when requested by the installation program so that secure data can be encrypted and decrypted as required.
After the passkey is created, remember it. You will need it to maintain the product through subsequent patches or updates.
If the passkey is lost or needs to be changed, for example, because of the possibility that it has been compromised, you can define a new one. You will need to know all other passwords in the install.cfg file in order to re-encrypt them with the new encryption key.
The passkey and instructions for changing and resetting should be shared only with trusted employees.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is now supported.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is now supported. This is useful for those customers wanting to update their application server operating system.
Sun Solaris 11 is now supported.
Sun Solaris 11 is now supported. This is useful for those customers wanting to update their application server operating system.
IBMi V7.2 is now supported.
IBMi V7.2 is now supported. This is useful for those customers wanting to update their application server operating system.
Google Chrome web browser is now supported.
Google Chrome web browser is now supported. This is useful for those customers wanting to use the Google Chrome web browser as an alternative to the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.
IPV6 (Internet Protocol V6) is now supported.
IPV6 (Internet Protocol V6) is now supported. This is useful for those customers wanting their internet infrastructure to support the IPV6 internet standard.
Infor Lawson Smart Reports features.
Infor Lawson Smart Reports (LSR) has been enhanced with the following features:
· Infor Lawson Smart Reports supports all kinds of reports.
o Infor Lawson Smart Reports (LSR) now supports all kind of reports: Batch, Online and Report Writer.
· Suppress Parameters feature is now available in LSR.
o Added the parameter.suppress.generate.blank property to the reportsettings.prefs configuration file, which works with the existing parameter.suppress property. If the report only contains the job submission parameter page and that page was suppressed, users now have the option not to generate a report.
· Selected reports use LSR pre-defined templates.
Pre-defined templates are applied for selected programs and across its locale. The following reports are added in LSR as pre-defined templates:
- PO132: PO132
- PO20: l-form1, l-plain1, p-form1, p-plain1
- PO120: l-form1, l-plain1, p-form1, p-plain1
- BL122: bl122reg, plaininv
- BL80: invoice1
- BN171: BN171
- AC206: AC206
· LSR formatted reports are now available for programs with CSV print files only.
o Infor Lawson Smart Reports now supports programs with comma-separated values (CSV) as sole data source.
· LSR Dynamic Header Logo based on Company Parameter.
LSR now supports dynamic load of the logo based on Company supplied during job submission. The recommended dimension for the header logo is 35 x 230 pixels.
In Infor Lawson Smart Reports Designer (LSR Designer), the option to edit the dynamic header logo is now available in two ways:
- By editing the companylogopath properties in the Reports Parameter section;
- And by specifying the company logo path in the Parameter dialog window, upon previewing the report template in LSR Designer.