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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)

Metadata service

The metadata service allows external consumers to obtain information about the AOT objects within Microsoft Dynamics AX, such as tables, queries, forms, and so on. When we take a look at the operations available on the service, we can see the following two types of operations:

  • Operations that return a list of object names, such as the GetQueryNames operation which returns a list of query names available in the system

  • Operations that return metadata of one particular object to the consumer, such as the GetTableMetaData operation which takes a list of table names and returns all of the metadata information available for these tables


    You can find detailed class diagrams on MSDN describing the metadata classes at

Filling the combobox

Let's start by taking a look at the code that is executed when the form loads.

To fill the combobox, we need to use the GetQueryNames operation on the metadata service and filter the results to show...