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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 a data entity

In this task, we will create a data entity for our vehicle table, which we will extend in order to demonstrate how data entities can be used. We will also use this to allow us to maintain vehicle data through the Office add-in and make it a public OData entity.

Getting ready

We will just need to have a Dynamics 365 for Operations project open, and a table for which we want to create a data entity.

How to do it...

To create the data entity, follow these steps:

  1. In the project, add a new item. Within the Add New Item dialog, select Data Model from the left-hand list, and then Data Entity from...