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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)

Hooking up a number sequence

The number sequence framework is used on most Details Master (Main tables) and Details Transaction (Worksheet tables) forms, for example, the sales order number is generated through a number sequence. These used to be hooked up to the form directly, or in the form handler class. This made sense previously as user interface events (new record, delete record, abandon a new record, and so on) would need to be handled. The problem with this is that if we have two forms that handle the same table, we may need to write the code twice.

The new pattern is that it is handled on the table or table handler, but called from the form or form handler class.

We will first need to create a class that defines our number sequences, and then write the code to handle them.

Getting ready