Default Location when Saving Attachments in Outlook 2010

If you’re an Outlook 2010 user, you’ve probably noticed that when you save an attachment, it brings up some default file location. Then you have to click through to navigate to the folder where you like to save your files. This was really getting me down and I figured it was one of those small…

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AX SDK Team is Hiring!

That’s right, we’re looking for a senior programming writer to add to the team. If you love both programming and writing and have experience in both, this might be the job for you. Click here to view the job posting and submit your resume. The job is based in the MDCC (Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen)…

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AIF Top Ten

AIF Top 10 in Dynamics AX 2009   You’ve probably already heard that the release of the new version – Dynamics AX 2009 – is on the horizon. For those of you who are using AIF or are planning to use it, the next version has some great features.   Here is my list of…

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Import Credit Card Transactions for Expense Mgmt

This post is from the “too helpful not to share” file. I received this information recently on how to import credit card transactions for expense management in Dynamics AX 2009.   To set up importing of credit card transactions into expense management, go to Basic > Setup > Import > Documents. Following is a high…

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AX SDK on MSDN Now Wiki-ized

If you’re an AX developer, I have some good news: the Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation on MSDN is now enabled for community content (aka wiki). So now you can post comments, code samples, bug reports, kudos and brickbats on any particular topic. You’ve most likely seen the wiki in action on MSDN if you’ve…

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Use X++ to Loop through the AOT

Recently, I had a need to loop through the Forms node in the AOT and find any form that had a particular property value.  I’ve seen a lot of examples that show you how to locate nodes in the AOT by name, but not by a property value. So I thought I would share the…

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Dynamics AX TechNet Has Wiki

The Microsoft Dynamics AX TechNet library has been updated so that it now includes the Community Content feature (aka “wiki”). On each page, you’ll now see a Community Content section where anyone can post comments, tips and tricks, and other information related to the topic. Anyone can read it, but you’ll need to sign in with your…

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Limit Outbound Documents in 4.0 (AIF)

In Dynamics AX 4.0, there are two AIF actions that support retrieving data from an external system: QueryEntityKeys and QueryDocument. If a request message contains the QueryEntityKeys action, AX returns one ore more entity keys that match the query criteria specified in the request. If a request messages contains the the QueryDocument action, AX returns one or…

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AIF Code Samples Available for Download

I have posted some AIF code samples on the MSDN Code Gallery that demonstrate calling a service class from X++. AIF – Calling the Customer Service in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009This code sample demonstrates how to call the customer service from X++. This XPO contains a job that shows you how to call the following…

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“Request Failed” Error in AIF

One of the SDETs on our team recently made me aware of a somewhat unintuitive error message that you might receive when sending a message to your AX installation using AIF. In the inbound XML message, the elements must be in alphabetical order. If they are not in the correct order, you may see a…

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