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  • Blog Post: Importing a General Journal using Data Import/Export Framework AX 2012

    Here is a tutorial on how to configure Dynamics AX 2012 to import a general journal from a CSV file. The steps below are using Contoso demo data. Create a new folder on the root of the C: Drive and name it “DIEF”: Navigate to Data import export framework | Setup | Data import export...
  • Blog Post: Budget entries import in AX2012

    In AX 2012 Budget entries can be inserted using the Office Add-ins. This functionality is helpful also to copy an existing budget into a new one, since the "copy-budget" functionality, avaialble in AX2009, is no more available in AX2012 due to the major re-design of the budget module and functionalities...
  • Blog Post: Data Imports in AX 2012

    We have had many, many questions around importing data in AX 2012. Until recently the best way to do imports has been through the use of services. Services are still a great way to import data but you have more choices now. Fairly recently the Data Migration Framework tool (DMF) became available as a...
  • Blog Post: Surrogate foreign keys in AIF

    Although the use of "natural keys" in place of surrogate foreign keys in AIF is a documented design change in AX 2012, it seems there are still some questions around this functionality. Per the documentation ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg879708.aspx)... The document services framework...
  • Blog Post: How to import default site and warehouse locations for a product using services (AIF)

    I have recently had questions around how to import default site and warehouse locations for products when using AIF, so I thought an explanation and an example here might be helpful. Three tables need to have the correct Dimension ID relationships setup in order for the item to default the correct...
  • Blog Post: Calling the HcmWorkerImportService in AX 2012 to Import Employees

    In cumulative update 2 (CU2) for AX 2012 we shipped an HcmWorkerImportService which allows you to import full-time employees and vendors. The code below is an example of how to call the worker service from C#: HcmWorkerImportServiceClient proxy = new HcmWorkerImportServiceClient(); CallContext context...
  • Blog Post: Importing zip codes into AX via AIF

    If you are importing addresses into AX you will discover that the zip codes in your addresses need to exist in AX before you can successfully import the addresses. This is true regardless of the tool you are using to perform the imports. If you are using AIF there isn’t an out-of-the-box service...
  • Blog Post: Importing Employees in AX 2009

    To import employees via Excel use a concept similar to the import of customers and vendors but add additional tricks to get the Name and Search name fields from the DirPartyTable populated. (If you are unfamiliar with importing customers and vendors see KB article #960729.) When defining your Excel...
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