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).

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 […]

SQL Trace Flag for Dynamics Ax: Do we need it?

What is a SQL Trace Flag? A SQL Trace Flag is an indicator that changes the way the SQL engine reacts. Why would we want to that? Well because the DBA always knows best, uh well actually because the standard behavior of the SQL engine will not always give the best possible performance for a Dynamics […]

Compression: Less storage AND improved performance

Let us have a look at SQL Compression, with this I mean Data compression not the backup compression which is also available in SQL Server nowadays. This feature can be implemented in SQL Server without affecting the programs that use the database, because it is only used inside of SQL Server and the way it […]

Index fragmentation effects on performance

Before jumping into index fragmentation I’ll first explain what indexes are and how they are used by the SQL Server Engine. I tried to compare it to a real world way of searching data, to paint a clear picture in your head. I’m not going into the differences between clustered and non-clustered indexes as that […]

Missing index will cause slow performance: SQL can help you

Introduction As a new member of the Kaya family I feel the urge to introduce myself. Hi I’m Boye Walters, a 34 year old developer with over 12 year experience in Microsoft Dynamics Ax and Microsoft SQL Server. Having worked with all versions of Ax ever released in the Netherlands I can truthfully say that […]

Performance – a real customer story

Yes, we are experiencing annoying Dynamics AX Performance problems! You wouldn’t believe how many times I have heard this phrase in my 13 years’ experience working on AX implementations. And guess what?

Funny you ask John but…

Yes, we are experiencing annoying Dynamics AX Performance problems! You wouldn’t believe how many times I have heard this phrase in my 13 years’ experience working on AX implementations. And guess what? I know for a fact that in 90% of the time this statement is actually not true! So why is this?