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E1: BSFN: Frequently Asked Questions on Business Functions including Finding, Designing and Debugging Business Functions (Doc ID 632000.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 8.98 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides answers to some frequently asked questions with Business Functions (BSFN) and EnterpriseOne.  This document is meant for developers and administrators.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Overview of Business Function Questions
 Question 1:  Where can I find an overview of Business Functions?
 Question 2: How to Find a Business Function to do a Specific Function?
 Question 3: Is Interoperability using an EnterpriseOne C API supported to run on the enterprise server?
 C++ Compiler
 Question 1: Does EnterpriseOne support the VC++ Express (free edition) for 8.11/8.96? If not, when will it be supported?
 Question 2: Microsoft no longer sells Visual C++ .NET 2003. How can the customer obtain Visual C++ .Net 2003?
 Design Questions with Business Functions
 Question 1: How can a C Business Function be copied?
 Question 2: How can a Named Event Rule (NER) Business Function be copied?
 Question 3: How to Count the Number of Lines of Code in a BSFN, Application, Report
 Question 4: Can a business function that executes on the logic server do a form interconnect? Or does this business function need to process locally?
 Question 5: What is the Effect of a User Handle Dependent BSFN
 Question 6: Is there a BSFN that provides record count for tables by passing in the File Name and it'll return back the count of records in the file ?
 Question 7: How To Call a Windows DOS Batch File from a UBE
 Question 8: How to Retrieve the Environment and Pathcode in a UBE?
 Question 9: Is there an API to Run a Program and put it into Sleep Mode?
 Question 10: Is there a BSFN to Convert Legacy Text File to E1?
 Question 11: Is there a standard BSFN to convert text to Proper Case? 
 Question 12: How do I get the source code for specific business function, for example "F0902 Relieve Commitments" (B4300420)? 
 Question 13: Is there a way to use nested attributes when working with BSFN design, to have parent - child fields / variables?
 Question 14: Is there business function for server that would directly retrieve the Print Queue path from the server?
 Question 15: Update package or full package when deploying new custom business function (bsfn) ?
 Question 16: Is there a business function that can replace Extended ASCII characters to Simple ASCII characters?
 Question 17: Is there a business function that can be used to send an external email?
 Frequent Debug Questions
 Question 1: How to Debug Business Function? Is There Document?
 Question 2: How to Turn On / Off Debug Log at Runtime?
 Question 3: Why I cannot find business function parameters value in the jdedebug.log?
 Question 4: How can I turn off the parameters passing information on Business Functions in the jdedebug.log?
 Question 5: How to debug NER business function ?
 Question 6: Where is business function running when called by a report or UBE running on server ?

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