Conversion of values in Data import/export framework (DIXF)

During a conversion where I used the Data import export framework (DIXF), I encountered an issue with the substitution of values. The conversions are used if the source file has other codes compared to the setup in your AX environment. This post will tell you how the conversion of values is performed and how to solve […]

Rebuild balances in AX 2012 – Do you have a minute? Or more….

Compared to previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, the implementation of balances has been redesigned in AX 2012 to improve performance. Updating the balances is working correct in many scenarios. However some scenarios will still cause wait times on the rebuild or update of the balances or even… database blocks. This post will inform you […]

Survey – Global Payroll for Microsoft Dynamics AX

The Microsoft Dynamics AX HCM team is investigating to enable payroll functionality for companies worldwide. Microsoft created a survey to find out which processes are performed within your organization or outsourced. Also they would like to know for what countries companies are considering having the functionality in house or still outsourced.

Troubleshooting Management Reporter integration with AX 2012

Sometimes people have troubles with their Management Reporter integration with AX 2012. I also encountered some problems in the past. If the synchronization is not working, or not working correctly, it could be related to data issues in your Microsoft Dynamics AX environment. In this post I will share some ways to find and solve […]

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) released

As announced earlier, Microsoft released the CU8 cumulative update for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (KB3042171). The version number of this release is 6.2.2000.14. So there is a cumulative update 8 for both AX 2012 R2 and AX 2012 R3 available. Due to the differences between R2 and R3 also the cumulative update 8 has differences between these versions.

Unwanted permissions in System user role – AX 2012

Some time ago I encountered an issue where users in AX 2012 were able to modify records even when the security role should have read rights only. More people have experienced this issue and others will do in future. This post will tell you about the cause and how to solve it in your environment.

Change in Data import export framework – AX 2012 R3

Since the initial beta release of the Data Import/Export Framework, I was very pleased with the tool. During the years Microsoft did some great additional investments on this framework to help us import, export and migrate data using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. In this post I will inform you on a change that I experienced […]

Error on ‘Show all fields’ in AX 2012 R2

Recently I was surprised by an error which I did never encounter before. A feature was working all the years I have worked with the Microsoft Dynamics AX product. Now when using the feature to show all fields from one record in a form, AX gave me an error. This post will tell you about the […]

Management reporter 2012 CU11

Microsoft released Cumulative update 11 for Management Reporter yesterday. This time I was waiting on this release for a reason. At a customer with a large number of companies and chart of accounts we encountered some problems with database growth where the disks were running out of space. This release seems to have the problem with the extreme database […]

Tips on AX 2012 Security Development Tool – Part 6

As mentioned in my previous blog related to the security development tool, I will have a neat tip for developers (and interested functional people). With help of the Security Development Tool, you can use the AX debugger to debug some scenarios which are not reproducible when you have the system administrator role assigned. With system […]