Best Practices: Report Data Methods

  Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012   With the introduction of the new developer tools provided by the Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012 Reporting Framework, accessing AX business data has never been easier.  The framework offers provides many built-in utility functions that can be exercised directly using text box expressions.  However, there are cases where more complex…

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Best Practices: Coding Guidelines

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Developer’s checklist when creating report solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.  The goal of this article is to promote coding guidelines that have been applied by the product development team to ensure consistency in the reporting solutions across the application.  Many of the suggestions here stem from the hundreds of developer…

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Best Practices: Introduction

  Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Sharing insights with our development community.  This series is dedicated to the proliferation of development Best Practices and design recommendations for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Solutions based on insights from the experts.  As a reference, MSDN offers a few resources on the topic available here.  However, the flexibility offered…

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Examples: Fixed Asset Overview Report (Re-imagined)

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012   The following report was created to demonstrate a new way of staying up-to-date on company assets using a graphical solution with built-in analysis.  Feel free to use this example to continue the effort of re-imagining existing processes with Business Intelligence.   Source code available here for AX 2012 R2. Note: This…

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How To: Customizing SYS-layer reports

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012   Before customizing SYS-layer reports, it is strongly encouraged to go through how the reporting components interact with each other. You should have clear understanding of static parameters, Visual studio designs, controller class, RDP class and dynamic query.   Actors Nancy – developer   Scenario 1 There is a SYS-layer SSRS…

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How To: Addressing SSRS Session Timeouts

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Dealing with Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Timeouts and Thresholds Dynamics AX 2012 uses SQL Server Reporting Services for rendering reports. SSRS gets the data from AOS by using a custom SSRS Extension that uses WCF to communicate with AOS. Depending on the size of the data and the complexity of the…

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