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Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By : Simon Buxton
Book Image

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)

Creating form parts

Form parts are used for two purposes. One is to provide a popup form as you hover over a foreign key, such as the popup when you hover the Product number when entering sales or purchase orders. This is great for users, as it means they don't necessarily have to navigate away from the task they are performing.

Another use is to create a reused form part that we can place within other forms. We could have a form part that contains product information, which we could add to the product and sales order forms. We can specify a link when we add the form part, making them easy to implement.

Getting ready

We will create a simple form part, which is a list of vehicle service orders, so we will only need a table created from which the data will be...