EDI Reference

Big Business 11.20 updates Middleware to include return fields for EDI including:
• EDI_Reference
• EDI_Date
• EDI_Time
These allow your system(s) for EDI to post back transaction updates, like showing an invoice was sent via EDI, in exactly the same way Shipping posts back Tracking so any Big Business user can see what they need to confirm and details they might need to follow up.

This soluti


Sent Checkbox

Big Business 11.20 allows systems for EDI to post back transaction updates, which automatically update the Sent Checkbox. You can view the Sent Checkbox in Invoices Search, to see which have been sent, and on the Shipping tab of the Invoice where shipment information will show details.

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MySQL 5.7

MySQL 5.7.11 fixes compatibility with Mac OS X allowing it to autostart. When Yosemite was released MySQL would not autostart, requiring you to click the start button in System Prefs if the computer was rebooted.

Big Business 10.3 includes a fix for compatibility with MySQL 5.7.8 and higher. Changes to Date formatting in MySQL can block earlier versions of Big Business from making some updates.


Search Fixes

Big Business 10 adds new Searches. This a big feature change, which you can turn On or Off in Search Prefs or toggle by holding Option/Alt while opening the Search. Fixed issues include:
• Sorting by Status, Date, or Number using multiple Sort Columns
• Removing Phone # 1
• Sorting by text numbers
• Category Code blank
• Search Refresh

This Solution details Search fixes. (6598)


Sheet Windows

Big Business 10.6 uses Sheet Windows for dialogs on the Mac when Auto Zoom is turned on. On Microsoft Windows a resizable windows is used.

This Solution describes this feature. (6607)


Refund Fixes

Big Business 10.6 fixes a regression bug that changes for Refunds can cause blank columns for Date and Invoice # on a Payment.

Big Business 10.22 fixes the pulldown to show Refund where Payment or Prepayment are shown.

The problem can also be fixed by turning On the Refund tool. This Solution explains how. (6607, 30123)


Auto Zoom Fixes

Big Business 12.10 fixes a conflict on nested dialogs, like Invoice Prefs on Customer Prefs, that can lock up when the Command key is used.

This Solution details Auto Zoom fixes. (6610)


MySQL 5.7 for Windows

MySQL 5.7 updates installers for Windows and some of the syntax for typical changes needed to share data from your Big Buisness Server to shipping workstations running UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and so on.

This Solution provides details. (6655)


Search Startup

Big Business 11.4 fixes a problem with Search Startup for Customer Search on Refunds and Customer Reports.

This Solution provides details. (6758)


Not Optimized

Not Optimized is a new warning in macOS High Sierra. Apple is telling us that in the macOS after macOS, this app may not run because only 64-bit apps may be allowed.

Optimized, 64-bit versions of Big Business are being tested. This Solution provides details. (6775)


Any API

Any API is our initiative to offer free connectivity to any api, such as any:
• software as a service (SaaS)
• CRM
• web store

Big Business is already wired to connect to a number of REST API's such as:
• BigCommerce
• Shopify
• Square

These connections are built-in and available with Big Business Enterprise. If you have another service you would like to connect instead, please let us kno


Hidden Features

Big Business includes numerous features that are hidden until you turn them on. Past examples include:
- Discounts
- Docs tool for attachments
- Email


Going forward, we trying to make these hidden features. (6781)


Any API

Any API is a toolset to connect to any REST API
• software as a service (SaaS)
• CRM
• web store

Big Business is already wired to connect to a number of REST API's such as:
• Big Commerce
• Shopify
• Square

These connections are built-in and available with Big Business Enterprise. If you have another service you would like to connect instead, please let us know. Implementing Any API usua


MySQL 8

MySQL 8 simplifies Password setup.

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Fix XML

Big Business includes an XML Parser which validates and will throw an error like:
-9935 The XML is not valid or is not well-formed

Fix XML is an option to correct incoming XML with syntax errors like failing to encode Ampersand.

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Setting up MySQL on OS X

MySQL is a popular database platform with connectivity options for many programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, TCL, C, Java etc. This means you can easily access this data from a variety of applications written in a variety of programming languages.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be more r


Setting up MySQL on Windows

MySQL is a popular database platform with connectivity options for many programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, TCL, C, Java etc. This means you can easily access this data from a variety of applications written in a variety of programming languages.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allow Big Business Server to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be


MySQL: Creating a System DSN

This feature is part of the MySQL Add-On, which is an additional module that enables Big Business to synchronize data with MySQL.

This Solution describes Creating a System DSN for to connect, for example, UPS Worldship, to MySQL using ODBC. (6169)


Middleware Connection Settings

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be more readily accessed, repurposed, and manipulated. This Solution describes its connection settings (6172).


Items in Middleware

Big Business 8.6 adds the option to include Items in Middleware. This feature makes it easy to provide up to the minute inventory information to your online store, web site, or other systems.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be more readily accessed, repurposed, and manipulated.

This Solution provi


Customers in Middleware

Big Business 9.1 adds the option to include Customers in Middleware. This feature makes it easy to provide up to the minute customer information to your online store, web site, or other systems.

Big Business 9.1+ fixes updating and adds Tags for Customers and Contacts.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it c


Vendors in Middleware

Big Business 11.12 adds the option to include Vendors, PO's, and Bills in Middleware. This feature makes it easy to provide up to the minute vendor information to your shipping or other systems.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be more readily accessed, repurposed, and manipulated.

This Solution pr


Audit in Middleware

Big Business 11.12 adds the option to include Audit entries in Middleware. Audit shows Created and Modified dates for other records.

The Middleware Add-On is an option that allows Big Business to synchronize data with an external data source (MySQL) where it can be more readily accessed, repurposed, and manipulated.

This Solution provides details for use. (6798)


Server Only

Big Business Server supports a number of features, such as Warehouses, that are not availalble in the standalone, 1-User version of Big Business.

Big Business 11.12 extends Middleware by making it Server Only.

This Solution provides details. (6799)


Middleware Delete

Middleware Delete is an essential change. Middleware is not just used to look up Shipping. More and more it is being used to get data to Web Stores, to automate purchasing or billing, and for EDI.

Big Business 11.17 updates Middleware to process Deletes. This change applied to all tables.

This Solution provides details. (6850)