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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)

Installing the Visual Studio Tools

Part of the coding that is needed to consume an external service is done in Visual Studio. That is why we must install both Visual Studio 2010 and the Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 before we can create Visual Studio projects and add them to the AOT.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Run the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 setup.

  2. Go to the Install section and choose Microsoft Dynamics AX Components.

  3. Click on the Next button to move to the next screen and choose Add or modify existing components.

  4. Look under the Developer Tools node and select Visual Studio Tools.

  5. Go through the rest of the setup wizard to complete the installation process.

Installing Visual Studio Tools will add the following extensions to Visual Studio:

  • The Application Explorer option that is available in Visual Studio under View | Application Explorer. Enabling it will display the AOT in Visual Studio.

  • Two new templates that are available when you create a new project in Visual Studio...