Category Archives: Microsoft Dynamics AX

Beginning Management Reporter Tutorials Part 4 management reporter doing what it does best with financial data

In Exercise 4, we finally see our completed report. Hold on to your horses baby.. We get to see our powerful management reporter in action with a full-blown powerful report (based on a real-world example that I developed for a company). People always ask me why I consider Management Reporter so important. Easy, there is […]

Dynamics AX Reporting Part 2C: Advanced Tutorial, getting that purchase order to look the way you want it to look

In part 2C, we finally get the payoff for all of our efforts. Truth be told, every one of the PO confirmation reports I write is different. That is because it depends on the individual company and what they want their vendors to see. Use this tutorial to get ideas and then consult with your […]

Dynamics AX Reporting Part 2B: Advanced Tutorial, getting that purchase order to look the way you want it to look

Please see the Disclaimer with Part 1: this is an advanced tutorial based upon real-life work and not just demo-ware. I’ve walked into many assignments where beginning, mid-level, and even advanced AX report developers had trouble handling the issue we are about to fix. That being said, the most rewarding and beneficial reports for our […]

Dynamics AX Reporting 2: Advanced Tutorial, getting that purchase order to look the way you want it to look

Disclaimer: this is an Advanced Dynamics AX Reporting Tutorial, not just ideal demo-ware. We will take a simplified example of a real -life, reporting scenario based on a report that I just developed, and we will have to do some undocumented workarounds. But even if you are new hang with me and practice the tutorial. […]

Beware of Phantom data sources when you update your AX Application

Perhaps, you don’t fear ghosts. You just aren’t the sort of person who grew up feeling fear. While the supernatural horror movies may not scare you, I can tell you one thing that will cause you terror — the amount of time that you will spend deleting phantom data sources in the AOT to make […]

The curious case of Dynamics AX 2012R2 (all versions) Client Compile and Windows Server 2012

If you are one of the unfortunate souls who have been forced to support AX2012R2 in a Windows Server 2012 environment, especially on an all in one development machine, than you may have experienced the current problems (as of this date 3/7/2014) with the AX client having random troubles compiling with Windows Server 2012. What’s […]

After Updating Cross-Reference information, Workflow Add-in Wizard will no longer work

If possible, I often like to code against a standard ‘vanilla’ AX implementation if possible. It makes it easy to debug functionality and check things – as I said, when possible. Workflow coding seems to lend itself well to coding against a standard out of the box AX machine. But I saw the strangest error […]

Diary of a Fixer: Why Do Dynamics AX Implementations Fail?

This is a special series that I’m writing over time to share many of my learnings from experience on Dynamics AX implementation. On my site and blog, I mainly focus on technical training and learnings. However, in the consulting world, I often have another role. Sometimes, implementations go bad, and things can get real nasty. […]

The AOS will not fully Start in Dynamics AX 2012 with no error messages

I had the most interesting error to deal with yesterday. I woke up in the early morning to do a code deployment Saturday when I checked my client’s Test environment and noticed that the AOS Service was hanging and I could not start it. Of course, the client would not start because the service would […]