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Updater packages are database upgrade scripts which have been bundled (or packaged) together for use by the Updater application when upgrading xTuple ERP databases from one version to the next.

xTuple ERP has a number of privileges to control access to various parts of the application. Extension packages can define their own privileges or use those from the core. This article is currently a placeholder to allow documenting the privileges—what they are, what they mean, what package they belong to, and examples of how and where they are used.

LDAP is generally used as a centralized user administration tool. By configuring xTuple to use LDAP authentication, all users can log in to xTuple with their standard usernames and passwords, without requiring any direct user administration in xTuple.

This article attempts to provide information for both experienced and novice users alike. If the command line is your preference, we have command line examples for you to follow. There are also simple GUI approaches, as described in the pgAdmin section.

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.