Since we moved to the new AX (#Dyn365FO) we use virtual machines to perform development tasks which are provided as images by Microsoft and either deployed to Azure or downloaded and run via Hyper-V on a local server. At least the latter suffer an issue at some point (age) that relates to expired certificates and that might be hard to overcome if you start from scratch. No worries – here’s some guidance that should help you to fix the machine.
After I was able to fix the Management Reporter 2012 Process Service the next step was to reset the data mart. In some certain cases you need to do that to make Financial Reporting deliver the correct data again – one of them and probably the most likely is when you restored a database backup. For some that might be obvious because Management Reporter integrates data incrementally.
If you’re using a local copy of the AX7 Update 1 (aka May Update) virtual machine (.vhd) and experience issues with starting the Management Reporter 2012 Process Service (in Windows Services) that might be because you needed to rename the machine name. This is a very common scenario, of course. Here’s how to handle it.
I took some run-up and showed a couple of things within the last blog posts I want to bring together now for a small example how you can build an small but useful extension to the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. Amongst others, there were examples for event subscriptions, project export/import, how to use the Browser class, create an extension package and a way to search the Wiki cleverly. Today I want to combine all of that into a simple solution that uses extending techniques only and adds the ability to search the Wiki via Bing directly from AX.
Today I want to show how you can export and import projects. It’s very easy and similar to what can be done in AX 2012.
With the new Dynamics AX there are new APIs that are needed because of the technological changes. If you want to navigate the user’s browser to a different URL programmatically (and not by providing a link they can click) this can be done very easily by using the new class Browser.