Microsoft Dynamics AX


Render report to memory stream D365 (aka AX7)

Recently I was tasked with an upgrade of a functionality we have on AX2012 to Dynamics365, which includes running the report from the code and attaching it to the caller record. As you are probably aware of, this was very easy to accomplish in the earlier Microsoft Dynamics AX versions, where you could simply run the report to a file, save it locally and attach it to the record using the DocuActionArchive class.

Things are a bit more complicated when it comes to D365 in cloud. You are no longer able to save the file locally (for example using System.IO.Path::GetTempPath() + fileName) as storage is now moved to Azure and files are stored as a Blob. You may have also noticed that most of the classes that work with files now use stream objects with their content type instead.

In order to attach the report to a record I needed to provide a MemoryStream object which would represent my report. As I found no existing code that could provide me with the memory stream output of the report I created my own method to do this. Below is given a code (runnable class – job) to perform rendering of a report to a memory stream.

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SharePoint Online Integration with Dynamics 365 for Operation (D365FO) Upload File / Create Folder

This blog will explain how to create files and folders on SharePoint Online programmatically, using AX7 code (Dynamics 365 for Operations).

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Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365

Are you running Microsoft Dynamics AX, NetSuite, or another ERP solution?

Are you ready to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 – a unified digital platform encompassing traditional ERP, CRM, BI, cloud, and productivity applications?

Some of the reasons to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 include:

  • All-in-One Digital Platform – The best of Microsoft technologies join forces – from ERP and CRM to BI and IoT – to create the next generation, mobile ready productivity platform.
  • Data Intelligence for All – Turn complex data from all of the apps you rely on into actionable intelligence that can be easily understood, shared, and used to make critical decisions.
  • Reduce Costs and Increase Value – Reduce the hardware and employee costs required to use and maintain applications – freeing resources for more value-adding activities.
  • Unleash the Power of the Cloud – Enjoy the agility and rapid delivery of Azure cloud-based data intelligence – and deploy workloads and applications at scale.

If you are considering your own ERP evaluations, learn more about our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upgrade services.


Dynamics 365 for Operations Exam MB6 – 890

This topic will give some input on passing the MB6-890 exam (Microsoft Dynamics AX Development Introduction).

Exam questions have single choice or multiple choice answers. No other user input is required.

Exam time is 90 minutes. There are about 50 questions.

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Disable/Enable New Button Using Extensions in new Microsoft Dynamics AX

This topic will describe how to add new button to existing form in new Dynamics AX and disable or enable it based on condition.

Requirement is to add menu item button on Job card form that will be enabled if the production order has any quality orders, disabled otherwise. It should open the quality order related to production order.
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Rethink What’s Possible

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is expected to be center stage at AXUG Summit in two weeks in Tampa.

Since there is a lot of speculation right now on Dynamics 365, we decided to put some initial information together for those not attending Summit – or just wanting to learn more now. Here is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 brochure.

Merit Solutions will be in Booth #913 at Summit if you’re interested in learning more about Dynamics 365, AX upgrades, ongoing support, or mobile application initiatives.

And don’t forget to join our Merit Walk Off competition – where one Summit attendee will win a Caribbean vacation! Download our app now to register.



Microsoft Dynamics AX vs QAD White Paper

Is your team evaluating new ERP systems and Microsoft Dynamics AX and QAD are solutions being considered?

We invite you to download our free white paper, Microsoft Dynamics AX vs QAD.

This white paper evaluates the two ERP solutions across a wide range of evaluation criteria, including:

  • Implementation Times: The commonly held belief that QAD is de facto much faster to implement than Microsoft Dynamics AX is no longer valid thanks to AXcelerate.
  • Implementation Costs: One can’t say that QAD will cost less than Microsoft Dynamics AX, or vice versa, in every instance.
  • Ease of Use: Gartner still references user experience as a caution in its assessment of QAD.
  • Business Intelligence: AX provides a breadth and depth of reporting and business intelligence that QAD does not, due to the fact that Microsoft owns its BI tools.
  • Validation: Merit Solutions now provides comparable validation capabilities with Microsoft Dynamics AX and MAXLife Life Sciences ERP.

Register now to download the free white paper: Microsoft Dynamics AX vs QAD.


New White Paper: Microsoft Dynamics ERP – Comparing AX vs GP vs NAV

In today’s competitive environment, companies that are looking to implement new ERP systems must carefully navigate the crowded highway of vendor solutions that are available. Once implemented, the right ERP systems can enhance productivity, encourage growth and increase ROI. First, though, companies have to embark on the journey toward choosing the best ERP system for their businesses.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demos Library

Microsoft Dynamics AX is the complete ERP solution for enterprises that provides a purpose-built foundation across five industries, along with comprehensive, core ERP functionality for financial, human resources and operations management. It empowers your people to anticipate and embrace change so your business can thrive. All of this is packaged in a single global solution giving you rapid time to value.

Now you can find over 130 how-to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 demos in one place from different functional areas, such as:

Visit our page Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demos to learn more!


Creating General Ledger journal using document service

This article describes the creation of General Ledger journal through X++ using document service.

There is part in code that will get account structure for specific account, and create ledger dimension for journal line.

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