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Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By : Simon Buxton
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Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By: Simon Buxton

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 for Operations is the ERP element of Microsoft’s new Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition. Operations delivers the infrastructure to allow businesses to achieve growth and make better decisions using scalable and contemporary ERP system tools. This book provides a collection of “recipes” to instruct you on how to create—and extend—a real-world solution using Operations. All key aspects of the new release are covered, and insights into the development language, structure, and tools are discussed in detail. New concepts and patterns that are pivotal to elegant solution designs are introduced and explained, and readers will learn how to extend various aspects of the system to enhance both the usability and capabilities of Operations. Together, this gives the reader important context regarding the new concepts and the confidence to reuse in their own solution designs. This “cookbook” provides the ingredients and methods needed to maximize the efficiency of your business management using the latest in ERP software—Dynamics 365 for Operations.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)


In this chapter, we will cover the tasks required to write the data dictionary elements commonly used within Operations development.

Data structures in Operations are not just tables and views, but also include the ability to define a data dictionary. This is now called the Data Model in Operations. The data model hasn't changed much in structure since AX 2012, but is much more refined with many more features to aid development and minimize the footprint when extending standard tables and types.

This chapter does not cover creating extensions of standard types, but it does cover how to create types that allow your structures to be extensible. Extensibility is covered in Extending standard tables without customization footprint section of Chapter 7, Leveraging Extensibility .

Most development in Operations is based on patterns, even if we are not aware of it. For example, the Vendor and Customer...