Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook

By Kamalakannan Elangovan
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About this book
Dynamics AX 2012 is a modern ERP solution from Microsoft that is targeted at the mid-and-high-level organizations. It is seeing an increased rate of adoption due to its tighter integration with the Microsoft technology stack and the flexibility it offers. "Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook" focuses mainly on the reporting aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. 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 standards and processes. As a Dynamics AX developer, reporting skills are a must-have and this book intends to make report development easier and simpler. "Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook" deals with the SSRS-based reporting framework introduced with Dynamics AX 2012. It explains the reporting model in detail and offers instruction-led examples to help you understand the nuances involved in developing a report. Throughout this book, you will learn how to build your own reports based on Queries, RDP, and different designs like Auto/Precision designs. You will also gain an understanding of the programmatic flow, which will help you develop reports with confidence. You will find different approaches to debug issues in your reports. The examples offered in this book can be readily used in your real-world scenarios. This book also offers strategies for new reports as well as for migrating your reports from the old reporting framework and development. Report designs like table, matrix, and charts have been discussed with examples. There are also tips, tools and references spread across the book that can hasten your report development process. Overall, this book will guarantee you a deeper understanding of report development in Dynamics AX.
Publication date:
September 2013

About the Author
  • 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".

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