26 January 2016

The new Dynamics AX - It's just around the corner :)

There is a new video out there, to promote the new Dynamics AX. The sentence I do like most is: The new user experience is amazing :)
I do not agree 100% but I guess that's becaus I know the old user and developer Experience. Which differs a lot from the new browserbased interface.

Check out the other videos:

19 January 2016

AX 7: open forms directly

If you want to open a form directly when starting the new Dynamics AX you can add &mi=Formname to the AX URL.
So for example when you want to start AX with the SalesTable listpage just use an URL that Looks like:

Beside the page that is displayed you can also specify the company with cmp=DAT

15 January 2016

DIXF: DMFProductEntity - displayProductNumber auto generate not working

When importing products to staging table with the Data Import Export Framework through the Entity DMFProductEntity with auto generated displayProductNumber we faced the error message "Numbersequence not set". This is due to the fact that MS has used another EDT in the DMFProductEntity.
The following Workaround helps importing products with generated numbers.
  1. Extend the NumberSeqModuleInventory.loadModule() with the following Code:
// Setup product display number for DMFProductEntity
    datatype.parmDatatypeId(extendedtypenum (EcoResProductDisplayProductNumber));
    datatype.addParameterType(NumberSeqParameterType::DataArea, true, false);
  1. Change the method from protected to public
  2. Create a job to call the loadModule method:
    NumberSeqModuleInventory numberSeqModuleInventory = new NumberSeqModuleInventory();numberSeqModuleInventory.loadModule();
  3. Change the method back to protected
  4. Go to Inventory and Warehousemanagement Parameters and set the Number Sequence for Product Number. You could use the same Number Sequence as for Item Number or create a new one.

07 January 2016

Dynamics AX (AX7) shortcuts

I started playing around with the new Dynamics AX. When looking at the new user interface my first and main concern is the usabilty. So I tried to create a customer and a sales order as fast as possible :)
But be aware that keyboard shortcuts are not the same as in AX 2012 and earlier versions.
For example: don't use STRG + N anymore. It is now ALT + N :)

To help us getting comfortable with the new UI the Dynamics 'AX 7' Technical Preview Help Wiki is a good starting Point.
There you can also find a list of keyboard shortcuts: https://ax.help.dynamics.com/en/wiki/shortcut-keys/