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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)


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 has the ability to run jobs in batch by leveraging the abilities of the batch framework. The batch framework has two main purposes:

  • Enable jobs to be scheduled.

  • Provide a mechanism to split jobs up into smaller parts and run them in parallel. By doing so, the batch job has a larger throughput and the response time is much better.

We want the service that we created earlier to use the same batch framework so that it has better performance. There are different approaches to this and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The two most commonly used approaches can be described as:

  • Individual task approach

  • Helper approach

Individual task approach

This approach will divide the batch job into a number of work units also known as runtime tasks . For each work unit, a runtime task will be created. So you will have a one-to-one relation between work units and runtime tasks.

When your batch job is executing in batch, it is only responsible for creating the tasks...