Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook

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  • Create and deploy reports in AX 2012 R3
  • Understand the SSRS report programming flow
  • Modify the reporting framework
  • Create RDP-based reports
  • Design tabular matrices and chart-based reports
  • Debug reports, the reporting framework, and business logic
  • Migrate reports from the legacy reporting framework
  • Get to grips with unit testing and troubleshooting SSRS reports

Dynamics AX 2012 is a modern ERP solution from Microsoft that is targeted at mid- and high-level organizations. Reports play a very central role in an ERP system, being accessible to customers, vendors, top management, and the shop floor. Every ERP implementation includes reporting changes as companies try to refit the reports to their processes.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook focuses mainly on the reporting aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. As a Dynamics AX developer, reporting skills are a must-have and this book intends to make report development easier and simpler.

You will gain an understanding of all the various types of report formats such as charts, matrices, tabular in precision, and auto design. This book also offers strategies for new reports as well as for migrating your reports from the old reporting framework and development.

  • Easy and effortless deployment of SSRS reports
  • One stop solution for developers to customize existing SSRS reports in Dynamics AX R3
  • Step-by-step tutorial with solutions to writing unit classes for reports
Page Count 352
Course Length 10 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781784395384
Date Of Publication 27 Mar 2015


Kamalakannan Elangovan

Kamalakannan Elangovan has over 8 years of development experience in Dynamics AX. He shares a passion for product development and has pioneered multiple ISV solutions on Dynamics AX. In the past, he has worked with Innovites to create the first multidimensional ISV solution for cable industries called "InnoVites for cable". Building the solution from scratch, he gained great insights into building, selling, and promoting a product among customers and partners in the Microsoft Ecosystem. You can find out more about him at

Kamal is enthusiastic about sharing his learnings with the community, which led him to create one of the first few blogs for AX in 2006. It is currently available at He is active on Twitter and is very well known in the community by his pseudonym, "Casperkamal".

Deepak Agarwal

Deepak Agarwal is a Microsoft Certified Professional who has more than 6 years of relevant experience. He has worked with different versions of Axapta, such as AX 2009, AX 2012, and Dynamics 365. He has had a wide range of development, consulting, and leading roles, while always maintaining a significant role as a business application developer. Although his strengths are rooted in X++ development, he is a highly regarded developer and expert in the technical aspects of Dynamics AX development and customization. He has also worked on base product development with the Microsoft team.

He was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for Dynamics AX four times in a row, and he has held this title since 2013.

He shares his experience with Dynamics AX on his blog: Axapta V/s Me

Deepak has also worked on the following Packt books:

  1. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook
  2. Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook
  3. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Programming: Getting Started

Chhavi Aggarwal

Chhavi Aggarwal started working on Dynamics AX in 2012. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has worked on both the 2009 and 2012 versions of Dynamics AX. She is an expert in SSRS reports and has also done a lot of customization and development in Dynamics AX R2/R3 through X++. She has a very deep knowledge of the technical aspects related to Dynamics AX R2/R3, as well as sound technical and logical skills in customization and development. She has also worked with the Microsoft team for standard base development.