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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By : Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By: Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny

Overview of this book

Because an ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 plays a central role in an organization, there will always be the need to integrate it with other applications. In many cases, services are the preferred way of doing 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 identify where they can be used, and do so effectively."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" is a hands-on guide that provides you with all the knowledge you will need to implement services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The step-by-step examples will walk you through many of the tasks that you need to perform frequently when creating and using services."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" provides detailed and practical examples for creating and using services that will make it a resource you will consult many times during your implementationsThis book helps 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 gain practical know-how on to get the job done.Easy to follow instructions are provided for all 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. The 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.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)


When client and service communicate, there are several aspects of the communication:

  • Synchronous/asynchronous: Messages can be used in a request/reply pattern or they can be used in asynchronous communication depending on whether the client waits for the response or not.

  • Transport protocol: The protocol used for transporting the messages can vary depending on the needs. Protocols such as HTTP, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), and Inter-process communication (IPC) can be used.

  • Encoding: You have the choice on how to encode the messages. You can choose either not to use or use plain text when you want more interoperability. Alternatives are binary encoding to speed up performance or using Message Transport Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) for handling larger payloads.

  • Security: There are also some options that can be used to handle security and authentication. Security can be done not at all, at the transport level, or at the message level.

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