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The two major benefits to bar coding are accuracy and speed during data collection. The report writer makes it easy to add bar coded information to report definitions. In this article, we look at a simple but powerful example.

There are times when it may be useful to compare one database with another for troubleshooting purposes. Open source tools are available to help you do this. In his presentation to a PostgreSQL user conference, xTuple software engineer Perry Clark explained how to compare two PostgreSQL databases using tools you can also use yourself.

Learn more about how to compile OpenRPT, the open source SQL report writer embedded in all editions of xTuple ERP — available also in a standalone version.

If you've been working with (or evaluating) xTuple ERP for any length of time at all, you already know about our embedded report writer OpenRPT — and the ways it can be used to customize standard reports. Changes might range from adding the company logo to modifying query logic to suit your business needs. In either case, you perform your edits and then save the file back to the database with a grade higher than "0".

The data import tool CSVimp is built by xTuple, for xTuple ERP. Explore this in-depth article to learn how this useful tool can simplify your data import projects.

Occasionally during the process of upgrading your xTuple database you will run into errors requiring you to take some action to correct them. Fortunately, the process for debugging upgrade errors is relatively simple, assuming you follow the instructions contained in this article.

This article covers the basics of deploying ad hoc reports, created with the OpenRPT report writer embedded within the xTuple ERP client, using a custom command.

Learn more about exportrpt, a command-line tool for exporting report definitions from an xTuple database to files on your file system.

This article illustrates how to locate the parameters you will need to build custom reports using the OpenRPT report writer embedded within xTuple ERP.

Read this article to learn about the various methods available to obtain translation files for xTuple ERP. The application is designed to be easily translatable into any language—and many already-existing translations are available.