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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services
About the Authors
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Service deployment

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 does a lot to simplify service deployment; not so much by reducing the number of concepts, but by gradually presenting these concepts to users when needed. This is immediately obvious when you look at the setup menu for services and AIF. When you navigate to System administration | Setup | Services and Application Integration Framework, you only see four options. The first two are the most important: inbound ports and outbound ports. These two types of ports are known as integration ports.

Integration ports provide a way to group services and manage them together. They have at least the following properties:

  • One or more service operations

  • A direction that is inbound or outbound

  • A category that is either basic or enhanced

  • An adapter

  • The address of the port

We will discuss these properties and others in detail.

Service operations

An integration port contains one or more service operations. These must be operations from services that all have the same type...