Web Configuration Console – Snapshots

By Delmar Dehn, Senior Product Manager

Infor Configuration Console for the web (aka Web Configuration Console) is now available! Web Configuration Console is a powerful tool to configure and extend any Infor Landmark technology platform-based application. For example, Web Configuration Console can be used to add user defined fields to any Infor Financials & Supply Management application screen, any Infor HR Talent application screen, and any Infor Payroll application screen. Web Configuration Console can also be used to build user defined business classes, which extend the capabilities of any Infor Landmark technology platform-based application. Web Configuration Console changes take effect in near real-time in the production environment without taking the system down. Web Configuration Console operates from within a web browser and introduces many new features and capabilities.

Since Web Configuration Console can be used to configure and extend Infor Landmark technology platform-based applications in so many ways, Infor will be posting here on the Infor Technology Blog a series of Web Configuration Console videos describing and demonstrating the tool’s noteworthy features. The video demonstrations are hosted and narrated by some of Infor’s foremost Web Configuration Console subject matter experts.

The Web Configuration Console video series includes:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Configuration
Part 3: Personalizations
Part 4: Reports
Part 5: Data Area
Part 6: Utilities
Part 7: LPL Viewer
Part 8: Tags & Bundles
Part 9: Snapshots
Part 10: LPL Version Analysis
Part 11: Change Management

In this post’s part 9 video, Glen Rexing, Senior Principal Cloud Solution Architect, Infor, explores using Web Configuration Console’s change management functionality known as snapshots. He discusses Web Configuration Console’s change management snapshot functionality including snapshot creation, exporting, importing to the target, validating the snapshot’s items, and applying that snapshot. Glen explains a system snapshot, which contains all configurations, personalizations, and security classes on the system, and how to compare configurations and security classes on one system to the configurations and security classes on another system. He also describes a snapshot that is more focused on change management for development processes that captures all configurations, personalizations, and security classes tagged into selected bundles or changes between systems. Glen demonstrates Web Configuration Console’s change management functionality, specifically, system snapshots. He shows how to export a system snapshot, import it to a target, and compare differences between systems. Glen also demonstrates using tags and bundles as the sources for a snapshot. Glen concludes by recommending pertinent Infor Education training courses. Be sure to watch for future Web Configuration Console videos.

If you’d like to learn more about Web Configuration Console or schedule a demonstration, then please contact your Infor Client Account Executive or contact us any time.