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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 service

There are three parts to creating a new service:

  • Create a class that contains the business logic
  • Create a service that has operations that reference operations to the class's methods
  • Create a service group

The service group is a collection of one or more services, and acts as the service reference should we consume it within Visual Studio. We will see how this translates to a URI in the next recipe.

In this example, we will have two service operations: one to get a list of vehicles, and one to update a vehicle's group. The XML documentation has been omitted to save space.

Getting ready

We will just need a Dynamics 365 for Operations visual studio project open.