When we think of services, we typically think about exposing business logic or consuming it. In many cases though, it's business data that needs to be exchanged. With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the preferred method of exchanging business entities is by using document services.
In this chapter, we will discuss the AIF document services and learn about the components that make up a document service. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create, deploy, and consume such a service.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
What are document services?: We start by explaining why you would need document services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
Key components: There are some components that are specific to document services. It's important to know what these components are and what their role is in the concept of services, so we will discuss their function in detail.
Creating a document service: You will learn how to create a document service and how...