SysOperation Framework Data contract parameter name

With so many new AX 2012 R3 implementations and upgrades and the soon-to-be-released AX 7 (Rainier) around the corner I thought it is time to get back in business to publish interesting articles, now using a new home for hosting my blog:

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It is always recommended to write best practice error-free code, however in some cases Microsoft forces our hands to fall back to hardcoded values. This is the case with today’s topic as well, when we would like to override values in a SysOperation Framework Data contract.

The SysOperationServiceController.getDataContractObject() method has an optional parameter, where they expect the value of ‘_dataContract’ in the example below. However we can choose to refrain from hardcoding and extract the value with Reflection.

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DAXRunBase / 2015-10-07 / AX 2012 / 0 Comments

TFS 2010 List of deleted AX XPO files

Recently our company had a need to create a clean TFS project for a new AX environment, and I have found out that there is no simple way of listing objects that were deleted from the repository. We had to make sure that these objects do not land in the new AX environment, so I had to figure out how to collect these objects.

I came across this blog post on how to use the Team Foundation Server API in .Net C#, which turned me in the right direction to be able to list the deleted XPO files:
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/shair/archive/2011/08/03/tfs-api-part-39-show-deleted-items-in-source-control.aspx

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DAXRunBase / 2013-03-07 / TFS / 0 Comments

Team Foundation Server and AX labels

Today we will cover the topic of using labels with the Team Foundation Server (TFS) as our Microsoft Dynamics AX Version Control System (VCS).

If you set up a new environment from scratch and your repository is empty, you can import your existing ALD label files to AX and add it to VCS in 2 easy steps.

1) You may use the standard “ALDImport” startup command with the AX client and pass in your labels one by one, or use the following code to import all files from a specific folder with the help of .Net managed code:

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DAXRunBase / 2012-11-30 / TFS / 0 Comments