How to Install and Set Up GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP

Installing and setting up GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP is a very straight forward process and can be performed successfully by anyone familiar with typical Sage 100 ERP installation procedures. Allow just 15-20 minutes to complete all the steps.

Prerequisites to installing GetX:

  1. Get administrative access to the server where Sage 100 ERP is installed.
  2. Obtain a network login and password and a Sage 100 ERP login and password. You need both of these logins to set up the indexing engine post-install. Make sure they have passwords that do not change frequently. Also, both logins should have administrative rights.
  3. Ensure your server meets the requirements of Microsoft .NET 2.0 or higher. Most servers current with MS service updates will already satisfy this need.

Instructional Video

Here is an instructional video (4 minutes 47 seconds in length) that shows all the steps needed to install and set up GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP. In case you didn’t know that Sage 100 ERP used to be called both MAS 90 and MAS 200, when the video says “MAS 90,” it means “Sage 100 ERP.”

Recap

Keys to a successful installation of GetX:

  1. Download the appropriate version from www.xkzero.com/ERP_search. (It supports Sage 100 ERP Versions 2017 back to 4.5 and the installer will work with Sage 100c, including Standard, Advanced and Premium versions)
  2. Install GetX like any other Sage 100 ERP module. (This must be performed on the Sage 100 ERP server.)
  3. Activate the GetX Module in Company Maintenance for each company for which you wish to perform data searches.
  4. Visit Role Maintenance and make appropriate settings for user role groups.
  5. Visit Modules/GetX /Setup/System Settings. Make any changes to the defaults, as appropriate, and click on “Register” to obtain your initial 30-day free license.
  6. Visit Modules/GetX/Setup/GetX Setup Wizard. Make any changes to the defaults as appropriate.
  7. Browse the ..\MAS90\GX folder and run GetXIndexService.exe. Right-click and select “Run as administrator.” Enter valid network login and password.
  8. Set the timer to indicate how frequently you wish to index data. Run the initial indexing.

Note: The initial indexing may take some time, potentially an hour or more, depending on the size of your database and the caliber of your server. Subsequent indexing will take place silently, behind the scenes by setting up the timer during the installation process.

If, for any reason, you need to remove the software, find instructions for uninstalling GetX here.

We believe that people perform best when they are confident, informed, and have a high level of trust in the tools they use. xkzero builds solutions designed for the best possible user experience, engineered in a flexible way to accommodate the needs of each individual and adaptable to the precise business rules that can vary industry by industry, company by company. If you find us failing to deliver on that, please let us know!

You’re now ready to use GetX and start saving time! Contact us at info@xkzero.com or 847-416-2009 with any questions!

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FAQs: GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP

GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should use GetX? Every Sage 100 ERP user benefits from GetX.
  • What sort of things can GetX make faster?  We’ve found at least 32 things in the Sage 100 Idea Site alone that GetX can make faster.  Read more here.
  • What is searchable by GetX? GetX indexes dozens of tables using the Sage 100 ERP business object framework, plus the Payroll Employee Masterfile. This excludes Payroll, Job Cost, Work Order, Time Card and MRP.
  • If I have 3rd party add-ons, can they be searched?  Any data field added, whether a User Defined Field or a field added by a 3rd party developer, that appends the data dictionary of a searchable table can be enabled for search.
  • What are the search methods available?   http://erpappsblog.com/methods-for-searching-sage-100-erp-with-getx/ this post describes and illustrates all of the search methods available using GetX in Sage 100.
  • Where does the indexed data reside? The GetX indexed database is created in the ..\MAS90\xxx_GX\ folder where ‘xxx’ is the company code.
  • How large is the indexed database? The indexed database will be roughly one-quarter to one-half of the size of the data files being indexed.
  • How long does it take for GetX to index the data?  At the time of installation, initial indexing could take several hours. Note that users will need to be out of the system for an extended length of time during this process. xkzero recommends installing the software after business hours.
    Subsequent indexing, however, will happen unattended and will only take minutes or seconds.
  • How frequently is the data indexed? You can control the frequency of data indexing, ranging from once per minute to once per week.
  • Where to download? Visit www.xkzero.com/ERP_search to learn more about GetX and to download the free thirty day trial!
  • What are the system requirements for running GetX, including the free trial? —Sage 100 ERP version 4.5+
  • —Server: Microsoft .NET 2.0 or higher
    —No special hardware requirements in addition to the Sage published guidelines for Sage 100 ERP
  • How do I obtain GetX support? Clients with current maintenance subscriptions, and those installing the free trial can send requests any time via email: GetXsupport@xkzero.com.
    Or, call phone support at 847-416-2009 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm CST.

We believe that people perform best when they are confident, informed, and have a high level of trust in the tools they use. xkzero builds solutions designed for the best possible user experience, engineered in a flexible way to accommodate the needs of each individual and adaptable to the precise business rules that can vary industry by industry, company by company. If you find us failing to deliver on that, please let us know!

Contact us at info@xkzero.com or 847-416-2009 with any questions!