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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)

Custom controllers

In the earlier example, we used the SysOperationServiceController class on our menu item to run the services. This is the base controller, but you can create your own when you have the need. In this part, we will first take a look at some of the scenarios in which custom controllers can be used, after which we will create a custom controller.

Usage scenarios

What follows are two of the most common scenarios in which you would use a class that extends SysOperationServiceController . The first is using a controller to initialize a data contract, the second is a scenario in which you override methods of dialog fields.

Initializing the data contract

The controller can be used to initialize the data in the data contract. This is one of the most common scenarios in which a controller is used, and is the scenario we will demonstrate further on in this chapter. Initializing a data contract is usually done based on the Args object.

The Args object contains information such as:

  • The execution...