Table Delete actions in code compare window

I am sure all fellow developers have faced the frustrating problem of not being able to insert certain objects when importing an XPO or comparing different models, layers. Today I will show you how can you insert the Table Delete actions in code compare window for AX 2012 R3.

Modify \Classes\SysTreeNode\mergeInsertSubnode method in the AOT as per below:

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DAXRunBase / 2016-03-30 / AX 2012 / 3 Comments

Modified objects between two AX 2012 databases

In case if you were wondering what are the modified objects between two AX 2012 databases (renamed, or deleted entries based on OriginId), we could use the Linked Server feature of Microsoft SQL Server to find out.

Our scenario was an AX 2012 RTM Feature Pack installation that is being upgraded to R3 version, and we wanted to find out which objects have been renamed or removed (either DEL_ prefix, or complete deletion) between the two instances with my colleague, Peter Prokopecz.

The solution was to open SSMS and under Server Objects > Linked Servers add a connection for the other SQL instance, then we could use the queries below to find out which are the modified objects between two AX 2012 databases of any versions.

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DAXRunBase / 2016-03-14 / AX 2012 / 1 Comment

AX clients with an outdated kernel executable version (SCOM, Blocking)

There are AX installations that do not fully rely on Remote Desktop Services technology, but rich clients are used which may connect to the AX AOS with a potentially outdated Ax32.exe kernel binary version. If a new kernel binary hotfix is installed on the AOS, then the clients must also be patched up, since the communication protocol could have been changed. It is absolutely crucial to get the kernel hotfix applied to the AX clients, but it is not always that convenient to find whom to patch.

If someone connects with an old kernel version, the AX AOS creates an event log entry, that we can get notifications for if we use System Center Operations Manager (SCOM): Application warning: Object Server 01: Internal version mismatch. Microsoft Dynamics AX client from COMPUTER (6.0.1108.3733) tried to attach with 6.0.1108.7309 revision of kernel

In SCOM 2012 AX management pack the alert is generated as “Internal AOCP revision mismatch”, and the actual computer name can be seen under View additional knowledge > Alert context > Event data.

The next step is to block access for these clients.

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DAXRunBase / 2015-11-11 / AX 2012 / 0 Comments

AOT node compare

One of the most often used tool is the AOT node Compare utility, which has some improvements from the past but can be changed further.

Now in AX 2012 the compare tool can be executed as CIL code rather than in the X++ runtime tier, which should give you considerable performance boost for larger code comparison. Here is a great post (The compare tool–and running X++ code as IL) from mfp about improvements that Microsoft did.

On the other hand you can do some improvements yourself by adding the following line to the SysCompare class, selectionChanged method:

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DAXRunBase / 2012-08-14 / AX 2012 / 2 Comments