AX Application Launcher

I have often seen that it becomes difficult to manage AX Configurations in an implementation. Considering the fact that one has multiple instances in any implementation like Development, test, UAT, Pre Production, Production, Training and DR, it becomes quite confusing to centrally manage these and at the same time distribute these to end users. Also asking end users to manually select configurations sometimes becomes quite confusing to end users. Moreover deploying .axc and .url files to all end users becomes quite a pain :-(. To relieve this pain in one of my implementations, I came up with an AX Launcher … Continue reading AX Application Launcher

AX 2009 Document Management & MOSS / WSS

Recently I was re looking at AX 2009 Document Management capabilities (Which is pretty limited) and trying to find some way to extend it. Since AX 3.x, the AX Document Management has hardly undergone any major changes. I was doing a POC on AX 2009 Document Management capabilities & MOSS. Since MOSS/WSS is an integral part of AX 2009, it would be a nice idea to integrate these so as to be able to take full advantage of the document features of MOSS/WSS. However there were challenges like Security, referential integrity etc which posed a challenge. However I did some … Continue reading AX 2009 Document Management & MOSS / WSS

AX 2009 :Cubes & Security Documentation

I was kind of very busy with an AX 2009 SP1 GDL Cons Implementation and really had some tough time configuring the cubes when country configuration keys were switched off :(. Well I gathered some nice documents regarding this . Click on the link below to download these. Happy DAX-ing 🙂

Installing AX 2009 Reporting Extensions in MSSQL 2008 & WIN 2008

When we try to install AX 2009 SP1 Reporting Services on a PC running SQL 2008,we get an error saying that MSSQL 2005 SP2 is required. Well there is a solution to this issue which is as follows:  1. Locate the AX Reporting services dll from the extracted AX 2009 SP1 folder [\\AX2009SP1\support\axsetupresources\microsoft.dynamics.setup.reportingservices.dll;File Version – 5.0.1000.52] 2. Extract the AX 2009 .iso to a shared folder 3. Copy the microsoft.dynamics.setup.reportingservices.dll into the folder: \\DynamicsAX\Msi\Components32\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\50\Setup \\DynamicsAX\Msi\Components64\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\50\Setup 4. It will ask to replace the existing dll having File Version – 5.0.593.0. Say Yes and replace. 5. Then Install … Continue reading Installing AX 2009 Reporting Extensions in MSSQL 2008 & WIN 2008

“How Do I” Videos — Dynamics AX

The Dynamics AX 2009 EP has undergone some major changes. Couple of “How Do I” Videos have been uploaded at MSDN by Mey and his team. Its a must download. “How Do I” Videos — Dynamics AX Also check out the AX EP team BLOG AX EP Team BLOG Check it out during the weekend 🙂

Using AX .NET BC to create Purchase Orders

A small but nice project to create multiline Purchase Orders in AX from a .NET Windows application. In this small POC, there is a Windows Application (C#) which uses the .NET BC to create PO into AX. Its a simple demo but can be extended to other areas like journals, Sales Orders , Inventory Transactions (any multiline header – detail type). For this a small class is written inside AX which exposes the logic. I have used the AXPurchTable() & AXPurchLine() classes to enter PO in AX. There is a similar post in MSDN (Using Axapta Business Connector to Create … Continue reading Using AX .NET BC to create Purchase Orders

Infopath, Web Services & AX Integration

A small quick demo on how to interface Infopath forms with AX using Web Services. In this small simple demo I have created a new supplier registration infopath form which can be posted to the company website. Any supplierinterested in registering can fill up the form and submit it to AX via Web Services. To do this, the following things were required: 1. A class in AX which holds the AX business logic to create new records in VendTable [Class_AXWS.xpo]2. A Web Service (ASP.net) which invokes this AX class via .net Business Connector3. A Infopath form which uses this web … Continue reading Infopath, Web Services & AX Integration

AX .NET BC – Sample Project [Level 100]

Hi, I’ve created a small sample project which demonstrates the use of .NET Business Connector . Ive created a Windows Application which uses the .NET BC to interact with AX. Its useful for beginners who want to understand the .NET BC. This sample shows how to read data, invoke class & table methods, insert records into AX. I’ve made the source files [VS 2005 Project & the AX Class ] available so you can play around with it. To use this project, you need to have access to AX, have the .NET BC installed & configured, the current windows user … Continue reading AX .NET BC – Sample Project [Level 100]

Multiple AOS in a Multi CPU Machine :)

You are all aware that presently AX AOS does not support more that 2 processors. Now say you have a multi processor Box where you want to install multiple AOS and make sure that each AOS Service points to a specific processor. Follow the steps:1.Open Task Manager2.Right Click on AX32Serv.exe3.Click “Set Affinity”4.A window opens up which shows all the CPU’s your Box has5.You can now , for each AOS Service point/ check the CPU’s you want to run on 🙂But the limitation is that when you restart the service/ Box , you must do this again. Also if the AOS … Continue reading Multiple AOS in a Multi CPU Machine 🙂

AX 4 AOS Basics: [Level 100]

You are well aware that AX 4.0 has gone some serious Architectural change . If we consider the “Chart Of Accounts” as the functional heart of an ERP system, then the AOS is the technical heart of AX :). Its a very important pece in AX and it has undergone significant changes in 4.0. I’ll point some major ones for techie folks who are new to AX. AOS changed to Windows service The Dynamics AOS is now a True windows service and can be viewed in Services.msc window. It also means that AOS Exceptions is available in the Windows event … Continue reading AX 4 AOS Basics: [Level 100]