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Looking for PROIV Programmer

01 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

4GL Solutions is a software company specializing in the development and distribution of ERP software for Steel Service Centers in North America and Internationally.  We are looking for a PROIV programmer to join our team of experts.



  • Must be able to code in PROIV with an SQL database
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of LINUX is a plus

The position is based in Markham, Ontario, Canada.


If you are interested in this position please submit your resume to gkwalton@4glsol.com.



inherited fnkey

16 April 2007 - 08:26 PM


Can anyone tell me what is meant by Inherited Fnkey? This is one of the options when you define a function key in VIP.

The reason I am asking is because I would like a global function to inherit the statics of a parent function. For example, I would like to pass down the functionality of buttons to global functions that are called within a function. Do I have to re-define the buttons in the global functions?

Any help would be appreciated.

George Jr.

Printer mapping

30 June 2004 - 06:53 PM


I am trying to do client side printer mappings to a print server. I can easily map to a network printer with the following format:

PROIV Printer: LP0
Windows Printer: DEVICE:
Device/File Name: //ComputerName/PrinterName

I can also get it to print on the print server by selecting the Windows Printer to be Ne01: (or whatever) but the formatting of the print job then gets lost.

What should be the format of the Device/File Name when using a print server. I have tried //IPaddress/port but that does not work.

Any help would be appreciated.


Batch queue from a cron

23 June 2004 - 08:26 PM


I am having problems running a batch job from a cron job.

I have a script that will fire up a PROIV session and execute a custom batch run that will run in a batch queue. When I execute the script from the command line the job runs fine, but when the same script is executed from a cron job it does not work. I can see the job in the batch queue monitor but it does not actually run the job.

I have been told that the pro executable must be in the $PATH of the user. What user is used when running a cron job? I assumed it would be root but I am not so sure.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

George Jnr.

Keeping track of users...

01 June 2004 - 03:48 PM


Does anyone know the best way to keep track of the number of users in a proiv session.

As a user signs on I would like to query the number of users on that session and stop them from signing on if there are too many. This would work similar to the way PROIV does it but I would like to have control.
The reason for this is that I have two companies running on the same server and only X users are allowed to sign onto the one company and Y onto the other.

Any ideas would be appreciated.