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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)

Key components

We will start by looking at the framework and its components. The key components of a document service are:

  • A query that is used in the AIF Document Service Wizard to create the document service

  • A document class that represents a business entity and contains the business logic for this entity

  • One or more AxBC classes that encapsulate a table and are used by the document class to create, modify, and delete data in tables

  • A service class that contains the service operations

Of course, there's more to these components than the few words we've used here to describe them. We will now look at these components one by one, starting with the query.

Document query

Each document service is based on a query defined in the AOT. By using the AIF Document Service Wizard, a document class is generated and XML schema definitions used for XML serialization are derived from the corresponding query. So the XML message will have a correlation to the query object. In the following screenshot, we can see...