Rahul Sharma

Solutions Architect - Microsoft Dynamics AX | Azure

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Dynamics AX for Retail POS Development

This article is a kick start for customizing AX for Retail POS. We will see how we can modify or create new touch screen forms, operations & tables in POS system. At the end, you will also see some code samples that will also give you the feeling of how code looks in POS.

Upload of Fetch-Xml report fails with VB Code - Dynamics CRM

This is a quick reference to keep things in mind while writing VB code on Fetch-Xml based SSRS reports. You need to avoid using below functions otherwise you wont be able to upload your reports to Dynamics CRM Online.

Add new Context Menu in AOT to Browse Table with Grid Toolbar - Dynamics AX

In this article we will see how we can extend Dynamics AX table browser to have standard grid toolbar like all other Dynamics AX forms. We will also create a new context menu in AOT > Data dictionary > Table > Add-Ins, called "Table browser - Advance", which will show us our advanced table browser and the default Table browser context menu command will show standard table browser as usual.

Change File Ownership through X++ in Dynamics AX

This article shows a little trick that might be needed for testing AX AIF file adapter based integration. We all know that how frustrating it can be to setup input file ownership to current AX user while testing otherwise AX will complain about it.

Here is a small static function with filepath as a parameter. This function will set current AX user as the owner of the input file. This function can be called right before the call to fileSystem.ReadFile(filePath) in \Classes\AifFileSystemReceiveAdapter\readFile.

Modify Dynamics AX Standard Excel Import to Include - Update existing records - rule

Sometimes we need to import an excel file that contains existing and new records. With standard Dynamics AX 2009 you don't get an option (import rule) where you can specify ONLY import and update existing records. Below are standard AX excel import rules...

Write into the System Event Viewer from Dynamics AX

This is a very short article which shows how to write any information into the system event viewer. This is something that can be very useful when trying to debug processes such as batches that are difficult to debug. One thing to note is that if the code is running on the AOS the information will be written to the EventViewer on the AOS, just something to keep in mind if you don’t see your message in the EventViewer.

Install Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 SP1 on Windows 7

I know this post is a bit late as we are already about to see release of AX 2012 soon, but for a long time I wanted to put this information together for some of you guys who were continuously asking me to do this.

So, many of us use VPC for AX demo and exploration because it has all the required components already in place. But it requires you to have enough memory to run your host OS and VPC at the same time, it also slows down your system. If you don’t have enough free memory then it will even refuse to load.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Book - Unleashed, SAMS


Dynamics AX 2012 lovers, I am really excited to share this with you that we are coming up with the first book on Dynamics AX 2012. This book is a complete reference guide for functional and technical consultants. I am proudly a co-author of many of the technical chapters in this book with my other best in the industry colleagues. 

You can now pre-order your copy of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Unleashed.



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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Fetch XML based Custom Reports

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 comes in two flavors, online and on-premises. Fetch-Xml method of report development can be used to create custom SSRS reports for both the types of CRM deployments.

To get started with the development, make sure you have installed the below two pieces of software:

Convert Dynamics AX Entity Private Address into Public GAB Address

In this article, we will see how to convert Customer / Vendor's private addresses into public GAB addresses. If you try to do it manually by clicking the public check box on a private address then it will just not allow you to do it.

Here is the code to do so:

What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012?

In this article, watch out an interview with Guy Weismantel, Microsoft’s Director, ERP Marketing to learn about what's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and can Microsoft's largest ERP release take on SAP?

Also check What's New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Development on partnersource.