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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)

X++ development

The Visual Studio project and its output have been added to the AOT, so the first stage of development is now complete. You can leave Visual Studio and turn back to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The project has been added to the Visual Studio Projects node in the AOT. Because we have used C#, the project will be in the C Sharp Projects node.

Look for the DynamicsAxServices.WebServices.ZipCode project and expand some of the nodes to inspect it. It should look like this:

As you can see, this is divided into the following two main components:

  • The Project Content node contains the actual C# project source, such as properties of the project, the service references, an app.config file, and C# source files

  • The Project Output node contains the assemblies that will be deployed, taking into account the deployment options.

In order to use the assemblies that have been created and are stored in the AOT, we'll have to deploy them. Let's look at the options that are available.

Managed code deployment...