Printer defaults to letter instead of A4 – how AX finds the default printer

The issue here is that printing an X++ report to file (pdf) via a business connector call within a web service, the paper size is defaulting to “letter” instead of the usual A4 size we use in Europe, but we’ll also explain first how AX finds the default printer and then we’ll talk about how…

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Project Server Integration–the list of event handlers created by Dynamics AX synchronization

Dynamics Ax Project Server integration make use of Project Server Event Handlers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms481079(v=office.12).aspx. The event handlers are used when we create, update or delete integrated Project in Project Server and when we delete and update integrated Resource. Sometimes it happens that Dynamics Ax Project Server Event Handlers are deleted. Then Synchronization with Dynamics AX can…

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Running AX2009 batches with a recurrence of 1 minute

So the issue here is setting a batch job to run with a recurrence of 1 minute in AX2009 – a server bound batch job. The job itself takes just a few seconds but the batch job isn’t completing for a few minutes, and so the next run doesn’t happen after 1 minute, it happens…

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Overview: Setting up Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for United Kingdom (UK) Value-Added Tax (VAT)

The document attached to this post (“UK VAT Setup Guidelines in AX 2009.PDF”) provides a sample setup of Value-Added Tax (VAT) in Microsoft Dynamics AX for the United Kingdom.  The document contains illustrations of different transaction scenarios and how they are reported by AX in the VAT Payment Report. For comprehensive information on VAT in the UK…

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So your AOS crashed, is hanging, or you just want to see what it’s doing

Ever been in a situation where your AOS crashed? And all you had to show for it was a lousy event log message 1000 which didn’t tell you anything except that it crashed? Or perhaps you’ve just wanted to see what your AOS is actually running at a given moment in time? It could be very useful…

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Finding the AX user and the X++ call stack from a memory dump the easy way

******** Latest update 11-July-2011 ******** Scripts now allow class and table name resolution ******** This post explains how to find the AX user and the X++ call stack that caused an AOS crash – by using special scripts for WinDbg – before reaching this stage you need to first have captured a memory dump, and then…

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Finding the X++ call stack that caused a crash

This post explains how to find the X++ call stack that caused an AOS crash – before reaching this stage you need to first have captured a memory dump, and then set up WinDbg ready to do some analysis, we have posts which explain both of those steps: Capturing memory dumps: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeadaxsupport/archive/2010/05/12/possibilities-to-create-memory-dumps-from-crashing-processes.aspx Setting up WinDbg:…

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Finding the AX user that caused an AOS crash

This post explains how to find the ax user that caused an AOS crash – before reaching this stage you need to first have captured a memory dump, and then set up WinDbg ready to do some analysis, we have posts which explain both of those steps: Capturing memory dumps: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeadaxsupport/archive/2010/05/12/possibilities-to-create-memory-dumps-from-crashing-processes.aspx Setting up WinDbg:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeadaxsupport/archive/2011/04/10/setting-up-windbg-and-using-symbols.aspx…

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Setting up WinDbg and Using Symbols

Once you have collected a dump file, to analyse it you need to use a tool called WinDbg. In this post I am going to explain how to set up WinDbg so it’s ready to debug a memory dump taken from a Dynamics AX process. If you’re not sure how to create a dump file,…

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