Help! Where is the Size of company accounts report in AX7?

If you want to know the size of a single company in Microsoft Dynamics AX or which tables consumes the largest space in the database, we were used to run the Size of company accounts report. Initially you cannot find this report in the menu structure of the new cloud version of Microsoft Dynamics AX. This post will […]

How to start with an empty AX database in your local VM

When you want to work with the new Microsoft Dynamics AX, you have some options to deploy the environment. You can choose between deploying an environment on Azure or  download a local machine. The purpose of the local machine is mainly a development box, but can also be used for demonstrations (with some limitations). The local […]

How to rename records in AX7

In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX people were used to use the right-click menu in case it was needed to rename the primary key of a record. This post will inform you about renaming records in the current version of Microsoft Dynamics AX (aka AX7).

Cleanup orphaned security roles in Microsoft Dynamics AX Update 1 local VM

Recently I started working with a new local VM containing Microsoft Dynamics AX with Update 1. When setting up some users and roles I found out that the demonstration data contains some rubbish in the security roles. This post will inform you about the issue and how to cleanup orphaned security roles.

Conversion error in custom entity (AX 2012)

When Microsoft designed the Data Import Export Framework in AX2012 it provided some entities out of the box. In many scenarios you will be missing an entity. You can create your own entities in the development environment from scratch or you can use the wizard which will create the basic objects required for your new […]

Troubleshooting Data Import Export Framework

As promised in my previous blog post, I would write two blog posts with a summary from my presentation on the AXUG European Congress. In this post I will provide some tips related to troubleshooting Data Import Export Framework issues.

Tips about Data Import Export Framework performance

Last week I was a speaker on the first AXUG European Congress. This event took place on May 9 and 1o in Stuttgart. My session was about the Data Import Export Framework in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The subject was related to performance and troubleshooting. I decided to write a summary of the presentation in two […]

Solve permission error in Management Reporter

In the new Microsoft Dynamics AX, there is no separate client for running reports or maintaining DataMart integrations. The reporting tool is now fully integrated and is pre-configured in all environments. When you want to run a report you might encounter an issue that you don’t have permissions to run or edit reports. Not when […]

My session on the AXUG European Congress 2016

I have not written a blog for some time. Not that I did not have anything to share, but I was burdened with a neck hernia. Now it seems like I’m recovering, I can start blogging again! For this time I will keep the content very light weighted.

AX: How to enable the Contoso personas

When you deploy a machine with the new Microsoft Dynamics AX on Azure or download a virtual machine, the environment contains users with restricted rights. In previous versions of Dynamics AX you could directly use the Contoso users for your demonstrations to show what it looks like when a user has only certain roles assigned. […]