Converting Friedman Dates to Numeric Dates

Converting Friedman Dates to Numeric Dates Friedman Dates typically come in a two-field format.  One of these fields is a two digit numeric field, containing year values in ‘yy’ format.  The other field is a four digit field containing month and day data, in ‘MMdd’ format. In certain instances, it is more convenient to work… Continue reading »

Saving Dashboards for Future Use

If you are familiar with the m-Power Dashboard functionality, then you are already aware that dashboard layouts can be saved in a user’s browser via a cookie, for future use. However, this document will describe how to save dashboard layouts on the server so they can be accessible for future use by all users. Step… Continue reading »

Top-Ten Style Reports

Top-Ten Style Reports Reports can be used to create fully functional Top-Ten lists, restricting output to a specified number of records sorted by your sequence key.  While you can create a Top-Ten list for the detail level, this document will describe how to create a Top-Ten list based upon a Sub-total Level. Experienced m-Power developers… Continue reading »

Tomcat Logger Installation

Occasionally, when a problem arises with an m-Power application it is necessary for the developer to investigate by reviewing the Tomcat log files. Historically, the only way to access these files was to first gain access to the m-Power server. The trouble with that is that some developers don’t have the ability (or desire) to… Continue reading »

Messaging & Scheduled Tasks

Messaging & Scheduled Tasks Our customer (Betty), runs a small fitness center where members pay a monthly fee to utilize the facilities. Every time a member submits a payment, Betty enters the date in a maintainer to keep track of when the last payment was received from that member. Every Sunday, Betty checks to see… Continue reading »