Connector for Microsoft Dynamics configuration settings that can be used to control some of the default behaviors for logging and retries

There are some configuration settings that can be added or changed in the ConnectorServiceHost.exe.config to update default behavior with respect to retries and log cleanup; they are as follows:  Config Setting Behavior Remarks  HousekeepingCleanupLogs True: The Housekeeping task should run CleanupLog.proc.sql and CleanupRetryTask.proc.sql False: The Housekeeping task will run only run CleanupTaskDeletionTracking.proc.sql (not recommended) Caution: Log…

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Moving the MSDI database to a new Microsoft SQL Server instance

When Connector for Microsoft Dynamics (version 3.x) is installed a database master key is created (for encryption of passwords saved with adapter settings) using a random password. The downside of using a random password is the owner of the database will be unable to back up the master key allowing the key to be restored…

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New feature in Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU2 allows for limited updating of Contact Info View items in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The new field, “Allow Contact Info View Updates” is used to enable updates to existing Contact Info View items.  After generating Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 object config files, this field will show up in any Complex Types that contain a ContactInfoView field.  Leveraging this new field will allow you to update your Contact Info View…

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Integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP Sales Order and Invoice serials / lots into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Order / Invoice lines

Integrating serial and lot numbers between Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM can be valuable if you need visibility into the serial numbers or lots associated to a sales document line within Microsoft Dynamics CRM.    By default Serials / lots that are associated to Microsoft Dynamics GP Sales order or Invoice lines are NOT integrated…

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Security Token Errors in WCF Services

Have you received error messages from the WCF services that you are trying to integrate to and from, similar to the following, “An unsecured or incorrectly secured fault was received from the other party.  See the inner FaultException for the fault code and detail“?  if so, these steps can possibly help you to avoid having…

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Price list plugin for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

In the GP Connector for Microsoft Dynamics Rollup 1 (2.1.29.1), pricing integrations were optimized for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and no longer support automatic updates for pricing information from Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0. If you are integrating with Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and you have never previously integrated with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you must manually…

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New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics Training Posted in the Partner Learning Center

This recorded demo shows step by step how to set up and configure Connector for integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM; however, the Connector information provided is applicable to all Microsoft Dynamics ERPs. Also included in the course is a demo script so you can configure the Connector on your own.  Creating, deploying,…

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Considerations for designing a single Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization to multiple Microsoft Dynamics ERP Companies integration

The latest release of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics supports integrating multiple Microsoft Dynamics ERP companies into a single Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization. Connector supports these scenarios if an instance of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM entity can tell Connector which company in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP it needs to be sent to. When this occurs, Connector…

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Changing the Default Behavior of a Connector Integration

This post is intended to show you how to use Connector for Microsoft Dynamics to change a business rule based on a business example. It uses Dynamics GP 2010 integrated to Dynamics CRM 2011, however the basic concepts apply across Dynamics ERP’s. When creating the default maps for any integration, the maps in Connector include…

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