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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)

Running a SysOperation service

When a user has to be able to run a service by starting it in the user interface, the menu item becomes an important part of a SysOperation service. As we have seen earlier, the menu item has the following properties that the SysOperation framework needs:

  • A parameters property that contains a reference to the service and service operation

  • An enum parameter that determines the execution mode

  • An object property where the controller that will be used is specified

  • A label that will be displayed on the dialog

We will look at the first two properties now, and discuss the others later in this chapter.

Service and service operation

The menu item is linked to the service and service operation in the Parameters property. The format in which this parameter should be provided is ServiceClass.ServiceOperation, where ServiceClass is the name of the service class, and ServiceOperation is the name of the service operation, separated by a period.

Execution modes

The SysOperation framework...