The digital revolution began in the latter half of the 20th century, and it feels like technology keeps evolving at an accelerated pace. Software and codes are everywhere, and if previously the word “Attachment” covered a handful of file types, today it is uncountable. There are images and documents of different formats, but there are also formats of executable files that can be attached to e-mail threads and other electronic records. Unlike images or documents, clicking an executable attachment directly executes the code it has, depending on your business and processes, the result could be exactly what you were hoping for, but in some cases, it may not.

To support closer monitoring and enable more advanced attachment handling, SAP Business One allows super-users to define a list of executable file formats that cannot be attached to documents and records:

SAP Business One Executable Attachments

A new option “Block Executable Attachments” was added to the “Path” tab in “General Settings”. Once selected, clicking the browsing button next to it opens the “Block List Selection” window that lists 120 executable file formats. This enables you to either select all or select only the ones you want to block and keep the ones you trust and that are used by your business. A super-user may update the choice of the file formats at any time as well as cancel the blocking completely.

Available in Web Client for SAP Business One 10.0, and SAP Business One 10.0 version for SAP HANA. Please get in touch if you would like to upgrade to version 10.0.

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Source: Ari Schapira | SAP Business One – The Tip of the Week