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Author's profile photo Joerg Aldinger

SAP B1 Intercompany Add-On installation made easier

Have you ever:

  • Had trouble installing an add-on?
  • Maybe had more trouble on a 64-bit client?
  • Needed administrator rights on every computer for the installation?
  • Pulled your hair out over the old add-on installation process?
  • Had to make sure an add-on, such as Intercompany, works smoothly on 150+ computers?

 

SAP Business One’s new installation mechanism (since 9.1) can help you!

 

Here’s how to solve the crisis quickly and effeciently:

  • Complete the installation of the add-on in both 32 and 64 bits on any client computer, making sure it runs correctly in both modes.
  • Use the Extension Packager from the SAP B1 SDK installation to create a package with both executable files. Here are the relevant screenshots for the Intercompany Add-on:

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  • After you package the add-on as an extension, I suggest you remove the old add-on installation from SAP Business One (Add-On Administration window), ideally even eliminating it from the registration (SBOCOMMON).

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  • Then use the “Manage Extensions for Lightweight Deployment” link to upload and assign the extension to the required company databases.

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  • In the end, the add-on (now called extension) should be smoothly installed by the SAP Business One Client Agent on each machine upon logon. The only reason I have encountered so far that could cause this process to fail, is that the file is actually in use during installation. For that reason I have changed the name from “Intercompany” to “IntercompanyLW” so that it actually installs to a different path on each client computer.

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Let me know if you find this useful! For my part I would have wished SAP delivered that install method out of the box.

 

Joerg.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi ,

      How can I get then SAP B1 Intercompany Add-On?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Nancy,

      Assuming you are a customer, please contact your SAP partner on this, they will certainly be glad helping you.

      Some more additional upfront information you’d look up in https://blogs.sap.com/2016/07/29/the-intercompany-integration-solution-20-for-sap-business-one/

      Let me know if there are any problems.

      Best, Peter

      Author's profile photo Pankaj Sharma
      Pankaj Sharma

      Nice Information, thanks for Sharing.

      Best, Pankaj Sharma

      Author's profile photo Jenine Leymir Leonen
      Jenine Leymir Leonen

      Hi,

       

      Is this process of installation of Intercompany add on still applicable to SAP Business One 9.2 ? And what do you mean by the first step? I need to install or register the intercompany add on in both 32 and 64 bit SAP Business One client?

       

      Hope to hear your feedback on this. Thanks.