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By skiller at 29 Jun 2008 - 18:53

Hi Everybody,

 What is the role of AMS[Application Management Services] in Baan?

 What all areas the people should be expertise?

I think this will be easier to explain for the gurus.



Baan Connectivity
By patvdv at 31 May 2008 - 21:09

Baan Technical Architecture

There are several ways of looking at the architecture behind Baan. From an administrator's perspective the chain model is prefered because it serves as a troubleshooting roadmap for any kind of connectivity issue. Just follow the chain until you find a broken link. If no links are broken, then it is time to call in the cavalery or put on your System Administrator's hat.

The hipbone's connected to the backbone...


The Chain Model

Presentation layer

  • Client (BW/BA/BI/BX/Worktop)


Average: 5 (1 vote)

Understanding the Enterprise Information System Technology
By patvdv at 8 Apr 2008 - 11:18

Tutorial at the Fourth IEEE International Baltic Workshop on Databases and Information Systems

May 2000, Vilnius (Lithuania)

by Gerd Wagner, April 25 2000




This tutorial has been reproduced on this site with the very kind permission of the original author Dr Gerd Wagner.


BaanERP Programmer's Manual
By patvdv at 24 Mar 2008 - 18:44

BaanERP Programmer's Manual

(version: Reger 73, v73_a_sp1 build 593 11/06/2003)


Average: 4 (5 votes)

By patvdv at 23 Mar 2008 - 23:48



#include <bic_gbf>

long gbf.set.resource(long resource.type, <type> resource.value, …)


This function sets the resources given by resource.type to the given resource.value. The arguments are given in name value pairs.

Table: Resourcetypes

Resource name


GBF default value

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By patvdv at 26 Feb 2008 - 22:39


void data.input( string options(.), ref string result(.), string default(.) [,ref long event(EVTMAXSIZE), ref long char_value )



This reads data from the keyboard.

If the function specifies a default value, that value is displayed on screen. The value is accepted when the user presses ENTER. However, if the user enters a character at the first position in the field, the default value is deleted.

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Predefined variables
By patvdv at 26 Feb 2008 - 21:57

Predefined variables

The following is a list of the predefined variables available to programmers. Variables specific to a particular function or group of functions are listed with those functions.

4 = 4GL only; R = Read-only; D = Deprecated (do not use anymore)




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Document Information
By patvdv at 26 Feb 2008 - 21:57

A publication of

Baan Development B.V.
P.O.Box 143
3770 AC Barneveld
The Netherlands
© Baan Development B.V. 2003
All rights reserved.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of Baan Development B.V.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

Bshell scheduler
By patvdv at 26 Feb 2008 - 21:57

Bshell scheduler

The bshell scheduler is responsible for managing and scheduling processes. It maintains four process queues, as follows:

  • running queue
  • blocking queue
  • sleeping queue
  • terminating queue

The scheduler keeps all processes in one or other of the above process queues, depending on their current state.

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Context switches
By patvdv at 26 Feb 2008 - 21:57

Context switches

Each running process receives a number of ticks when it is scheduled. This is the equivalent of a UNIX time slice. The execution of each instruction costs the process a number of ticks. When the process has used up all its ticks, the bshell schedules another process. The switch to another process is referred to as a context switch.

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