See also Sage 100 Technical Details

DataSelf has been working and optimizing the Sage 100 Providex data extraction since 2005.

Time Required to Execute this Procedure

  • Deployment procedure: 30 minutes

  • Reading all related documentation first: hours

  • Data load: you can run the data load unassisted. It can take minutes up to an hour or so depending on your data volume and network speed.

Installation Checklist

ETL+ Connection to Providex ODBC (single company)

  • If you haven’t installed ETL+ yet: ETL+ Deployment Instructions.

  • Login to ETL+ (help here).

  • On the ETL main page, right-click Sage 100 on the left panel → Properties.

  • If a Microsoft SQL Server page pops up, click the Change Data Source wrench icon → ODBC.

  • On the ODBC Data Sources page, select the correct Providex ODBC Name from the list.

    • Can’t find your ODBC? Be sure ETL+ and the ODBC have the same 32/64bit build.

    • ODBC requiring credentials: double-click the ODBC nameenter credentials (example: username or username|CompanyCode, and password) → Connect.

  • You might leave the Alias as is, or customize it.

  • Click Connect.

  • You’ll get back to the ETL page and see tables under the Sage 100 source on the left panel.

Testing a Table Load

Right-click a table on ETL main page’s center panel → Load Now.

  • Failure? It’s likely that the prior step wasn’t properly configured. Go back and review it.

  • Click the Log icon (top right) to view data load results. Log page help here.

Schedule the Data Load

  • On the ETL main page, click Refresh Batch (top right icon on the center panel).

  • The Refresh Batch page (help here) usually comes pre-configured to your source system(s).

    • Overview this page’s configuration. On the right panel, feel free to uncheck tables and Tableau extracts that don’t apply to your reporting needs.

  • Run a Refresh Batch now (optional): click the Refresh Batch Now (play icon) on the left panel.

  • To schedule the data load (optional):

    • Click WTS Settings -> enter the WTS parameters → Apply.

    • This step might require you to run ETL+ app as “Run as administrator” in Windows.

  • Click Close -> Close.

Level 1 Testing

The Level 1 Testing checks if the data extraction process finished successfully and row count per extracted table matches with Sage 100’s table row counts.

ETL+ must have already loaded your data manually or scheduled.

Steps

  • Login to ETL+ (help here).

  • On the ETL main page, click the top-right Log icon. Log page help here.

  • Scroll down on the log page and double-check that no table load failed, and the row count matches with the Sage 100 tables. Following is an example highlighting two tables and their loaded row count.

Troubleshooting

  • Failed to load tables:

    • Check that the user assigned to DataSelf has reading rights to that particular data set.

    • Click Back from the Log page, on the ETL main page, select the failing table on the center panel, check that its SQL Statement on the right panel has correct information.

  • Tables with record count different than in Sage 100:

    • It might be just that new records have been populated in Sage 100 since the DataSelf data load. Reload the data. Click Back from the Log page, on the ETL main page, select the table with incorrect row cound on the center panel, right-click the table on the center panel again -> Load Now. This might take a while if the table has a large data set.

    • The user assigned to DataSelf might have access to limited data sets, such as only data from one Division. Check the user’s security credentials.

Providex SQL Syntax Tips

This section is only for troubleshooting and/or optimizing ETL Providex SQL Statements.

The following are snippets of popular Providex SQL Statement customizations:

Converting Date to String (to deal with dirty data, invalid dates)
{fn convert(OrderDate,SQL_VARCHAR)} as OrderDate

Single Table Join + Table Prefix + Filter
FROM { IJ IM_ItemWarehouse D INNER JOIN CI_Item I ON D.ItemCode = I.ItemCode }
WHERE D.DocDate>={d'2018-01-01'}

Double Table Join
FROM { IJ (PO_PurchaseOrderDetail D INNER JOIN PO_PurchaseOrderHeader H ON D.PurchaseOrderNo = H.PurchaseOrderNo ) INNER JOIN CI_Item I ON D.ItemCode = I.ItemCode }

Other References
Providex ODBC Syntax Functions and Data Types
Providex ODBC Reference

Premapped ETL+ Tables

Sage 100 Pre-mapped Data Warehouse Tables