Category Archives: Out of the Box Functionality

Locks Everywhere

I recently had a conversation with a client that inspired me to write this post.  The conversation was billed as needing to understand FDM security.  The client was trying to determine how to prevent users from loading through an FDM … Continue reading

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Import Scripts – Not a Love Story

Over the years I have learned quite a bit about FDM – what I like, what I think needs improvement and what I hate.  Unlike most of my posts where I sing the praises of different functionality, today I am … Continue reading

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1 FDM Application, Multiple Targets

Each month I endeavor to present a new topic.  In general, I have a couple of topics in draft at any point in time, call it my virtual notepad.  When an interesting topic (or what I think could be interesting … Continue reading

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Suspense Mapping – You Can But Should You?

I was recently working with a client that asked me if could setup FDM to map dimensions that aren’t in HFM to a suspense member.  Before we dive into this, let’s take a moment to level set.  This particular client … Continue reading

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Scripting – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

In my years of implementing FDM I have noticed that many customers aren’t overly interested in FDM at the beginning of the sales cycle or even the project.  FDM is not sexy.  While it’s great to hear that you can … Continue reading

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Task Flows

In my Set It & Forget It posting, I made reference to FDM Task Flows.  And then I thought to myself, what about those that don’t know what an FDM Task Flow is?  So in this  post we’ll explore FDM … Continue reading

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Scheduling FDM Tasks – A Second Option

In my last post I introduced you to the FDM Task Manager which can be used to schedule scripts to execute on a defined timeline.  While the Task Manager addresses the majority of needs/requirements, there are instances when a more … Continue reading

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Set It & Forget It – Scheduling FDM Tasks

So you’ve just completed an elegant set of scripts.  Maybe it’s a batch load routine to provide lights out data processing and email status reporting.  Perhaps it is a process that extracts all the mapping for a location to an … Continue reading

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FDM Mapping – Part III

Admit it, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the next post on FDM mapping.  I know, I understand, this is exciting stuff.  In all seriousness though, properly designed maps are critical to your application – for end-user maintenance, data … Continue reading

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Little Features – Big Value!

So often with software, it’s the little “hidden” features that wow users.  FDM is no different.  In this post I’ll spend a little time introducing you to these hidden gems.  Don’t worry the FDM mapping series will return soon but … Continue reading

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