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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

Klaas Deforche, Kenny Saelen

Using Microsoft Dynamics AX to create and run your own services is made plain sailing with this in-depth tutorial. Covering everything from document services to building customized services and batch processing, it’s the complete guide.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782176725
Paperback264 pages

About This Book

  • Learn about the Dynamics AX 2012 service architecture
  • Create your own services using wizards or X++ code
  • Deploy your services in a variety of ways using High Availability

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Dynamics AX developer, new or experienced who wants to implement services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of MorphX and X++ is assumed, but the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow even for beginners. Some examples use C# and .NET, so experience with Visual Studio is a plus but not a must.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services
Introducing services and SOA
Architectural overview
New and enhanced features
AIF change tracking
Custom services
The SysOperation framework
Types of services
Chapter 2: Service Architecture and Deployment
Introducing WCF
Service deployment
Service generation - under the hood
The power of CIL
Chapter 3: AIF Document Services
Introducing document services
Key components
Creating a document service
Updating an existing document service
Deploying a document service
Consuming a document service
Asynchronous communication
The send service framework
Batch processing
Chapter 4: Custom Services
Key components
Creating custom services
Deploying services
The rental service
Consuming services
Chapter 5: The SysOperation Framework
SysOperation versus RunBaseBatch
Creating a SysOperation service
Running a SysOperation service
Custom controllers
Custom UI Builders
Chapter 6: Web Services
Installing Visual Studio tools
Visual Studio development
X++ development
Chapter 7: System Services
Introducing system services
The metadata service
The query service
The user session service
The OData query service
Chapter 8: High Availability
Introducing high availability
Putting high availability into practice
Chapter 9: Tracing and Debugging
Installing development tools
Using the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 debugger
Using the Visual Studio debugger
Using the Tracing cockpit
Using the integration port logging mode
Using WCF message logging and tracing

What You Will Learn

  • Use the AIF Document Service Wizard
  • Create custom services in X++
  • Configure enhanced integration ports
  • Deploy services using a variety of protocols
  • Consume your services in .NET
  • Consume external web services in X++
  • Use the SysOperation framework to create batch processes
  • Set up tracing and debugging

In Detail

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 play a central role in an organization, and therefore, there will always be the need to integrate them with other applications. In many cases, services are the preferred way to do this, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now more flexible than ever when it comes to the creation and use of these services. Understanding these services will help you effectively identify where they can be used.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services is a hands-on guide that provides you with all the knowledge you will need to implement services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The step-by-step examples will walk you through many of the tasks that you need to perform frequently when creating and using services. This book has been updated to include features of the R2 release while staying relevant to previous version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

This book will help you to identify situations where services can be used for your implementations. By providing step-by-step instructions for many of the common tasks you will face, you will gain practical know-how on to get the job done.

Easy-to-follow instructions are provided for all the types of services you will encounter. You will learn how to create document services using the AIF Document Service Wizard, and how to use X++ to create custom services. You will also learn how to deploy services and web services and how you can consume them in both X++ and .NET. These services are also put to use in the SysOperation framework, which uses services to run business logic and is the new way to create batch processes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services provides detailed and practical examples for creating and using services that will make it an invaluable resource that you will consult frequently during your implementations.


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