Export Dynamics AX”7” Entities to your own Azure SQL Database

We are happy to announce the availability of the feature to export Dynamics AX Data Entities to your own database with hotfix KB 3175368 and KB 3175369 available for download immediately. This feature will also be included with the next Dynamics AX platform update. With this capability, Administrators have the ability to “configure your own…


Information Access – Reporting in Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX ‘7’   Why is this important? Information access is an essential part of an ERP solution and represents a significant portion of the user engagement with the system. Consider the numerous methods of capturing information related to daily activities and the level of investments required to manage the data. Employees depend on logical…

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Pinning Power BI reports to Dynamics AX client

This is the third bog post on May update enhancements for Dynamics AX. In the first post we discussed Entity store in detail: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dynamicsaxbi/2016/06/09/power-bi-integration-with-entity-store-in-dynamics-ax-7-may-update/ In our second blog post we discussed end-to end reporting lifecycle with Power BI reports. In this post, we will see how your users can pin Power BI tiles and Reports…


Authoring and distributing Power BI reports with Dynamics AX”7″

This is the second bog post on May update enhancements for Dynamics AX”7″. You can read the first blog post here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dynamicsaxbi/2016/06/09/power-bi-integration-with-entity-store-in-dynamics-ax-7-may-update/ As we discussed earlier, we are making the Power BI integration feature much stronger with Entity store. There are several features that will enable great end-to-end Power BI reporting experiences in Dynamics AX. You…


Power BI integration with Entity Store in Dynamics AX “7” May update

We are announcing the availability of the Power BI integration with Entity store for Dynamics AX “7” with the May-2016 update. Dynamics AX (or AX7 for short) is a subscription based service and an Entity Store is a database that is automatically deployed with each Dynamics AX”7″ environment. We are continuing our investment in Business…


Introducing Entity Store for Dynamics AX 2012 R3

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Entity Store for Dynamics AX 2012 R3 today. So, what is an Entity store? Entity store is a feature that will enable an Administrator or a Power user to create a data store dedicated for Reporting and Analytics. We call this database “Entity store” and it’s…


How To: Adjust alignment for pre-formatted print stock (e.g. 1099-MISC forms)

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Our wonderful support team has posted a fantastic article describing some tips & tricks for using SSRS to create reports intended for pre-formatted print stock. SSRS report tips to adjust alignment for pre-formatted printstock (i.e. 1099-MISC form) By John Bengson The purpose of the article is to help answer a common…

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Known Issue: Relative path errors when using version control

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012   OBSERVATIONS Relative path errors occurring in customer deployments when referencing shared assemblies Customers use a version control system like TFS to manage developer customizations Errors occur when developer customizations are ported into stabilization/production environment   OVERVIEW Unlike classes, forms, & queries, compiled C# assemblies cannot be merged across layers.  Instead,…

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How To: Long Running Reports

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2   Overview One segment of reports worthy of its own classification are those operational reports that incur heavy processing time due to the number of objects involved in generating the report data set.  The vast majority of our out-of-box reports take on average <1 minute to render to screen depending…

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How To: Displaying Reports using PDF Viewers

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012   Let’s face it, inconsistencies in pagination rules applied by the various SQL Server Reporting Services rendering engines can be a pain for customers.  Customers are not concerned with the differences in viewing an HTML document in a browser versus directing the file to PDF or Word.  MSDN offers a thorough overview of…

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