3. Configuration


This part describes different configuration elements of the extensions.

It is important to fill different configuration elements before using extensions.


If you get the message “Access Denied” during your first access, you have to disconnect and reconnect from administration interface in order the reboot permissions.

1. Magento configuration


Pay attention, this step is crucial

Magento automatically decrease a product stock when a shipment is created.


This is an issue for purchasing extension as it manages stocks via movements: This option has to be disabled with also the option which automatically puts again on stock a product when an order is cancelled: System > configuration > catalog > inventory > Stock option


2. Cron

A proper Magento CRON running is mandatory for ERP features : many heavy operations are performed by ERP (stocks update, product reservation, cost updates ...). To avoid to slow the user experience, many tasks are processed using background tasks. It means that some operations may take a few minutes to be processed.


 To ensure ERP to work properly and efficiently, the Cron must be successfully executed every 1 minutes.

How to check cron execution ?

Then, you can supervise cron execution with table “cron_schedule” : this table logs all cron execution with “executed_at” column.

If your cron runs properly, you should see tasks executed every minutes.

ERP displays a notice about the cron behavior at the top of the admin panel, you can disable it in

See also

System > Configuration > Background Task

Caution !! It seems that cron is not working on your server

It mean that the Magento CRON is not executed as fast as every minute, this message appear when ERP does not detect executed tasks time past 5 minutes in table “cron_schedule”. The CRON  could be called manually using a URL like : www.yourwebsite.com/magento/cron.php

If you want to be sure that CRON processes data, you can activate the debug into

See also

System > Configuration > ERP > Advanced Stock > Cron > Show debug html output

And launch again a few times www.yoursite.com/magento/cron.php to check.

Configure CRON on Cpanel  (example : SITE5 server)

 Go in your manager

  • In the top right corner, select your website in the drop down menu
  • In the left menu select entry Programming center > Cron Jobs
  • Add a new cron job scheduled every 2 minutes
  • Set command : /usr/bin/php -f /home/your_name/your_website/cron.php
  • (please note this command is really an example and need to be adapted to your site path)
  • Save

Configure Cron on SSH server (command lines)

  1. After connection on your SSH server established with an user (its not advised to create a cron task directly with root mod),

go on your FTP and create on root of your magento a file named path.php and upload it.

In path.php, write this code :  echo realpath("cron.php");

2)In your URL, write [YourWebsite]/path.php

3)You should get a path, then in command line enter : cd [path gotten previously]

Example :

  1. You should be in your directory: make ls to be sure to find the same files on your FTP.


  1. Enter command: whereis php

Keep the first result that should be : /usr/bin/php

Example :

  1. Check rights of execution of your file cron.php : do ls -ls

On the left of the list you can see rights of your folder

If file cron.php is not on 755, make : chmod 755 cron.php

Make a new ls –ls to check rights.


7 = Read, Write and Execute 5 = Read and Execute 755 = rwxr-xr-x777 = rwxrwxrwx

Example :

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  1. Now, you need to have the absolute path of the file cron.php

Enter command : pwd

and keep the result, Example :

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8)  Before create our cron task you need to check if one is not already created:

Enter command : crontab -l

Example :

  1. To create a new task, enter command : crontab –e
  2. tap i to be in insert mod, then go to the end of the file
  3. Here, write the cron task for example : * * * * * usr/bin/php –f [Absolute Path]/cron.php

To quit the file, press Echap, write :wq! and press enter.

To quit command mod, write exit.

Can I reduce my magento cron frequency ? Will my server slow down ?

Since ERP we have introduced the ERP cron.

You have the possibility to use it instead of the magento cron in order to run automatically most important ERP functions usually scheduled and executed by the magento cron.

With ERP we advise to set the cron job on the magento cron every 1 minute.

It may means that all others cron job from other extensions will also be scheduled and executed every minute, which could be a reason of slow problems.

In order to avoid that you can use the erpcron.php by following these instructions :


3. Background tasks

This section is for technicians.

A permanent stock, supply needs other tasks updates forces quit heavy processing. In order to avoid overloading customer’s and administrator’s interfaces, several tasks are processed in background.

This is “BackgroundTask” extension part.

See also

You can configure it via System menu > Configuration > System > ERP > Background Tasks

Field Value
Delete failed Tasks ? If selected as “no”, error tasks will stay in the records
History Duration Number of hours while records are being saved
Developer Email Address If an error occurs, an email will be forwarded to this address
Debug mode If enabled, debug information are displayed in the html output when you manually execute cron (requesting url www.mywebsite.com/cron.php)
Store stack trace If enabled, the stack trace for the method that scheduled the task is store. You can view task’s stack trace from menu ERP > Tools > Background task > [Task]

4. Essentials points to check and configure before using ERP

Before beginning to use it, we warmly recommend you to configure at minimum these options

System -> configuration -> ERP -> Advanced Stock -> Valid orders


System -> configuration -> ERP -> Advanced Stock -> Router to associate order items to warehouse