Responding to keyboard shortcuts in Dynamics AX

In Dynamics AX, the use of shortcut keys triggers a task. Some tasks do things, like Ctrl+F3 opening the advanced query window, while other tasks have been added just to allow override as needed, like many of the F keys (e.g. F4). To override the standard behavior of a task, you can override the task…

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Data Migration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Partick Nelson recently made a Dynamics AX Data Migration white paper available on InformationSource. Data Migration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 includes sections on import via the Excel Add-in, import via RapidStart, using AIF document services and custom code, and an example of using AIF to import global address book data. Once you’ve had a…

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Can Dynamics AX 2012 work with Office 365?

Office 365 provides secure anywhere access to Microsoft Office capabilities including document collaboration. Users can create, store, and edit Office documents online in Office 365. SharePoint Online can be thought of as the storage mechanism for Office 365 documents. Document Generation and Office 365 If Word and Excel documents generated by Dynamics AX 2012 are…

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Dynamics AX 2012 Office Add-ins and Office 2007

One of the more common Office Add-ins questions I get asked is “Why don’t the Office Add-ins work with Office 2007?” They do, but you need a hotfix or service pack 3. Bill Thompson explains in more detail in his post: Dynamics AX 2012 Office Add-ins and Office 2007

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Dynamics AX 2012 Excel Add-in: Timeout issues?

I’ve heard from a few people having problems with size limitations when publishing from the Dynamics AX 2012 Excel Add-in to the server. People that are receiving a message like “Method ‘System.ServiceModel.CommunicationObjectFaultedException.Detail’ not found” are probably running into a timeout on the service call made from the Excel Add-in to the server. This problem would…

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Dynamics AX 2012 Office Add-ins: Information sources

The Office Add-ins for Dynamics AX 2012 are a great tool for working with Dynamics AX data. The Word Add-in primarily enables document generation and the Excel Add-in enables a number of scenarios involving Dynamics AX data including refreshable data exports, adhoc reporting, document generation, data manipulation, and data import. I recently became the guy…

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