Time Zones in Tabular Model

If you are building a tabular model for  global audience in multiple time zones and your data involves time information, then this post may provide some approaches on dealing with different time zones. The AS Engine has a simple type system which does not support datetime with time zones. So it is up to the…

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Async call to display method from the EP via a web service for delay loading

Dave Parslow  from the EP dev team came out with this sample to demonstrates how to do a call to display method from the EP via a web service and have the result show up in the UI such as the grid async.  Sample xpo is attached with this blog post. SampleService.asmx This is a…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Portal Performance Tips

Role Centers Cues – Make sure the Queries used by Cues has indexes on the fields used in the ranges. Cues- Do not have more than 6 cues in one role center page Reports/Charts – Do not have more than 2 reports or charts in a role center page UnifiedWorklist – Make sure old records…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 EP Developer Enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Rapidly respond to business needs To gain a competitive edge, business processes need to respond rapidly to changing market conditions by improving operational efficiencies. They should be a strategic tool for handling change and not be a hurdle to be overcome. Enterprise Portal (EP) provides full flexibility with a first class…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Virtual Launch Event

 Registration is now open for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 virtual launch event. Tune in on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00am PST  For a quick intro the features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, check out other videos on the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MicrosoftDynamicsERP  Enterprise Portal video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td2ROxxXzcE   Sharing Business Information…

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Refreshing one user control webpart from another user control webpart through code.

Enterprise portal supports connecting webparts and passing context between them. In some cases, you may want to refresh the consumer webpart from the provider webpart even if the context is not changing.   For example 1)      UserControl1 is a grid of header rows (ex. Rental header) and serves as provider. Besides the grid, there is an…

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Code compare utility in MorphX on EP User controls

To enable the code compare utility in MorphX on EP user controls , edit the CodeIsSource method of SysTreeNode class in AOT and add  UtilElmentType:WebControl and UtilElementType::WebSourceFile to the switch statement that returns true. After making the change, you shoudl be able to do code compare on user control markup and code behind files.   static…

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Enterprise Portal advanced training – suggestions welcome!

Are you coming for the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/solutions/archive/2010/08/11/announcing-the-microsoft-dynamics-ax-technical-conference-2011.aspx If you are looking for advanced technical training in EP (level 300-400) focusing on web framework internals, debugging , tracing, perf tuning  etc  We are planning to organize a one day EP training event post the technical conference(prabaly on 21st or 22nd). The date…

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Debugging X++ code on EP pages (AX 2009)

As per Flemming Gregersen’s request posting this info Here is the article to on How to: Debug X++ Code on EP Pages Make sure you login to the machine in console mode. Also if UAC is enabled, you have to run AX Client with admin privileges (right click and ‘Run as Administrator’) to get the…

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