Dianne Siebold's WebLog

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    Default Location when Saving Attachments in Outlook 2010

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    If you're an Outlook 2010 user, you've probably noticed that when you save an attachment, it brings up some default file location. Then you have to click through to navigate to the folder where you like to save your files. This was really getting me down...
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    AX SDK Team is Hiring!

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    That's right, we're looking for a senior programming writer to add to the team. If you love both programming and writing and have experience in both, this might be the job for you. Click here to view the job posting and submit your resume. The job...
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    Import Credit Card Transactions for Expense Mgmt

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    This post is from the “too helpful not to share” file. I received this information recently on how to import credit card transactions for expense management in Dynamics AX 2009. To set up importing of credit card transactions into expense management...
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    AIF Top Ten

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    AIF Top 10 in Dynamics AX 2009 You’ve probably already heard that the release of the new version – Dynamics AX 2009 – is on the horizon. For those of you who are using AIF or are planning to use it, the next version has some great features. ...
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    AX SDK on MSDN Now Wiki-ized

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    If you're an AX developer, I have some good news: the Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation on MSDN is now enabled for community content (aka wiki). So now you can post comments, code samples, bug reports, kudos and brickbats on any particular topic...
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    Dynamics AX TechNet Has Wiki

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    The Microsoft Dynamics AX TechNet library has been updated so that it now includes the Community Content feature (aka "wiki"). On each page, you’ll now see a Community Content section where anyone can post comments, tips and tricks, and other information...
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    Keyboard Shortcuts for AX 2009

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    Recently, I was cleaning out my e-mail and came across a document that contains keyboard shortcuts for AX 2009. I found these shortcuts so handy for my own use, I felt compelled to share. To give credit where it’s due, this document was created by David...
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    Use X++ to Loop through the AOT

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    Recently, I had a need to loop through the Forms node in the AOT and find any form that had a particular property value. I've seen a lot of examples that show you how to locate nodes in the AOT by name, but not by a property value. So I thought I would...
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    “Request Failed” Error in AIF

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    One of the SDETs on our team recently made me aware of a somewhat unintuitive error message that you might receive when sending a message to your AX installation using AIF. In the inbound XML message, the elements must be in alphabetical order. If they...
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    Limit Outbound Documents in 4.0 (AIF)

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    In Dynamics AX 4.0, there are two AIF actions that support retrieving data from an external system: QueryEntityKeys and QueryDocument . If a request message contains the QueryEntityKeys action, AX returns one ore more entity keys that match the query...
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    AIF Code Samples Available for Download

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    I have posted some AIF code samples on the MSDN Code Gallery that demonstrate calling a service class from X++. AIF - Calling the Customer Service in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This code sample demonstrates how to call the customer service from X+...
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    AIF Queries & Schemas: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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    A while back I created this graphic to show the relationship between a document query and the document schema. If you’re new to AIF, this may help you understand the format of the data that flows in and out of AIF through the document services. ...
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    Yahoo Group for Dynamics AX

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    I thought I knew all the resources that existed for Dynamics AX development and now I come to find out there's one heretofore unknown to me. That is the Dynamics AX dev group on Yahoo which you can get via this link: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group...
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    Update on the Dynamics AX SDK Team

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    The Dynamics AX SDK team is responsible for the product developer documentation. Lately, I have been getting the word out about what the SDK team has been doing lately and catch up anyone who's interested on what’s new with the developer documentation...
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    Feedback on DAX Developer Center

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    You may have seen my post about the Dynamics AX developer center on MSDN but even more exciting news is that I have recently become responsible for its content. At first, I was drunk with power. But I’m over it now and would like to say that if...
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    Generate a Report of Reports

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    If you have ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I had a list of all the reports in my AX installation," then your wait is over. Now you can use this handy report to generate a list all of the reports in your AX 2009 installation. After you...
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    The Help Guy – Who Knew?!

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    Not me! Within our very own company we have someone that blogs regularly about help files and formats. If you write or integrate content with Dynamics AX help, this could be a handy resource. You can find his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/thehelpguy...
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    Configure AIF for Data Exchange White Paper - Link Correction

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    In a previous post, I listed the PartnerSource and CustomerSource links to the AIF white papers. The link to the white paper about configuring AIF for data exchange was incorrect, so here are the correct links: PartnerSource: https://mbs.microsoft...
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    Getting Error Details in AIF

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    It’s hard to believe, but sometimes things don’t work as expected when integrating external systems with AX. When an error occurs during data exchange using AIF, the caller sees a generic “request failed” error. You can see the detailed error message...
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    New Dynamics AX 2009 SCM Book Available

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    SCM in Dynamics AX is not my area of expertise but I thought it would be good to get the word out about a new book that's available. The book is called Managing Your Supply Chain using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Scott Hamilton. This is the third edition...
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX SOA Strategy Interview

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    There was recently a very interesting blog post interview with Lachlan Cash, Senior Product Manager for Dynamics AX. This interview discusses the product SOA strategy, how it has evolved through the different product versions and how it continues to evolve...
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    AIF File Adapter Processing Sequence

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    When you use the AIF file adapter to process messages, you might think that the messages would be processed sequentially in the order they are submitted as determined by the file time stamp (even though the processing is asynchronous). But the file adapter...
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    Dynamics AX Training Links

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    Training isn’t necessarily my bailiwick, but I recently came across some Microsoft Dynamics AX training links that I thought would be useful. These aren't new links, just thought I’d aggregate and post them. Audience Link ...
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    AX 2009 SDK Updates on MSDN

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    The SDK team has released its first update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation on MSDN since the release of the product. Go here for a list of changes that were included in the most recent update.
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    How to Create and Consume a Service – New AIF Webcast

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    If you’re using Dynamics AX 2009 and are new to services, there’s a new webcast that you’ll want to check out. It’s on Channel 9, and it was done by Sanjay Jain, ISV Architect Evangelist. It gives you the nutshell version of how to: · Create...
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