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Error in upgrade readiness check when upgrading to AX 2012
Recently we ran into an issue where the "Check Upgrade Readiness" step in upgrading from Dynamics AX 2009 to Dynamics AX 2012 failed with the error/stack below Error executing code: ReleaseUpdateTransformDB50_UnitOfMeasure (object) has no valid runnable code in method 'initTransformationJobs'....
10 Nov 2011
Using skipDeleteActions with doDelete still calls the delete actions
Recently we came across an issue where running code like this: Unit unit; ; select firstonly forupdate unit where unit.UnitId == 'cl'; unit.skipDeleteActions(true); unit.doDelete(); This results in the delete still being called on Tables\UnitConvert (via the cascaded delete action on Tables\Unit...
18 May 2011
BarcodeCode128 and Tilde Character
Recently we came across an issue with BarcodeCode128 barcodes - when using a tilde character (~) within a BarcodeCode128 barcode in AX the resulting barcode can be unreadable by scanners. The reason for this is that Code128 has three different code sets associated with it – using an escape character...
17 May 2011
Using AXC file for AX client.
If you are editing an AX 4.0/2009 configuration file (.axc) and adding new configuration values at the end of the file, please ensure to enter a new line (CR+LF), so that the last line entered can be read when it is being used. Text on the last line ending without a carriage return is ignored. ...
12 May 2011
Multiline Fields in AX Document Management
It's relatively easy to create a nice looking Word document out of a Sales Order in Dynamics AX by using the built in Document Management feature. The problem starts when trying to create a document with multiple order lines where some of the items have a multi line description. In this case the...
7 Jan 2011
AX 4.0 SecurityProfiler Tool
Attached to this post is a sample xpo file, the SecurityProfiler tool, that is compatible with Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 and provides similar functionality as the AX 2009 version as detailed here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeadaxsupport/archive/2010/05/25/ax-2009-securityprofiler-tool.aspx The attached...
5 Jan 2011
Printer name is invalid error when printing a report
We came across an issue where we got the following error when trying to open or print a report: OpenPrinter_1: rc:0 lastError:1801(0x709) The printer name is invalid. The printer was installed on the domain server and when checking the printer name we could verify that the printer name doesn...
20 Dec 2010
The AIF Document History form takes too long to open and/or hangs the AX client
We came across and issue where we were using Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 SP2 ( and also applies to AX 2009) where opening the AIF Document history form ((Basic -> Periodic -> AIF -> Document history) takes a long time and often it will appear as though the AX client has hung. This is generally...
29 Oct 2010
Thickness of lines in PDF file is much too wide compared to the printout
You may have noticed that when printing a report to PDF which is having a layout that is using shapes or lines, then there are some differences between the PDF an the printout. The thickness of the lines in the PDF file is much too wide compared to the printout. When having a look to the code the...
22 Oct 2010
Biztalk adapter connections timeout after 1 minute when syncTimeout is zero
Recently we came across some unusual behaviour of the Biztalk adapter in AX2009 and AX4 - this is that when the syncTimeout value for the adapter is set to zero (which means unlimited), the connectionPoolTimeout will default to 1 minute (the lowest possible value) this of course means that the connections...
29 Sep 2010
Enterprise Portal Web Parts show "Unable to render content" error
A few weeks ago we were facing the situation that in a new deployed Enterprise Portal site most of the existing Enterprise Portal Web Parts where showing the following error message instead of their supposed content: Unable to render content due to an error. Please contact your system administrator....
23 Sep 2010
Office Applications don’t show up embedded in the Dynamics AX Document Handling form
When you are using the Document Handling feature in the Microsoft Dynamics AX Client, you might have noticed the Show file checkbox at the top of the form. When this check box is checked the selected element (document) from the grid will be displayed directly below the grid, embedded into the Dynamics...
5 Aug 2010
How to set up Dynamics AX 4.0 Reporting role on application with Turkish GLS installed and collation Turkish_CI_AS
Some time ago I needed to set up reporting role for Dynamics AX 4.0 with Turkish GLS and database which collation was Turkish_CI_AS. The task was not easy. Starting from situation that I was not even able to start AOS after installation when KB article: https://mbs.microsoft.com/knowledgebase/KBDisplay...
3 Aug 2010
Working with CLR Exceptions in Dynamics AX X++ code
Did you sometimes face the following generic error messages and wondered what they mean? Object 'CLRObject' could not be created ClrObject static method invocation error Those error messages mean that you are working with .NET Framework objects and that in those an Exception (a CLR Exception) was raised...
22 Jul 2010
How does the Dynamics AX Setup detect existing AOS Instances?
The Dynamics AX Setup process involves several components. There is the Setup.exe , the AxSetup.exe and several MSI files (which are Windows Installer Packages ). The Setup.exe that is launched usually from the Dynamics AX DVD is extracting the AxSetup.exe to the local Temp folder and executes it. The...
6 Jul 2010
Possibilities to create Memory Dumps from crashing processes
Sometimes it happens that during regular operation the Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) is suffering from an abnormal program termination , which is better know as a crash . Users connected with the Dynamics AX Client to the affected AOS Instance are noticing such an issue very soon as they...
12 May 2010
HTTP 401 Error when trying to deploy/create an Enterprise Portal site on a load balanced farm using a hardware load balancer
We came across an issue where two WSS 3.0 servers were setup in a sharepoint farm (Contoso01 & Contoso02) and a load balanced web site/clustered web site was created ( http://contoso/ ) successfully (uses a host header). They were using a hardware load balancer and not using Windows Network Load...
5 May 2010
Creating an MSMQ message that can be consumed by AX AIF process
Last week I had the need to use the MSMQ adapter in AX2009. Setting up the AX and Windows side of this was pretty straightforward as there is a great article on TechNet detailing how to do this ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa834340.aspx ). This meant I could generate outgoing messages...
26 Apr 2010
How to change authentication of an existing Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Enterprise Portal (EP) site to use IIS Basic Authentication
We came across a request recently where we had an Internet facing AX 4.0 Enterprise Portal (EP) setup already with SSL and using Windows Authentication, running on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (x86). The customer requirement was to use Basic Authentication with SSL instead and also not have to specify...
29 Mar 2010
Error when trying to register the AIF services - "Cannot create a record in Data Policy Schema Information (AifDocumentField)"
We came across an issue where they had two separate systems with their own database and application files, dev and test, and both were being used for developing and testing custom AIF services using Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0. In one scenario after moving AIF setup from one environment to another (dev...
29 Mar 2010
What changes are required if we change the Business Connector Proxy used by AX 2009 Generated AIF Web services
I came across an issue recently where the AIF web services were successfully generated and running however the business connector proxy account was changed and it caused all the hosted web services to fail. They were running Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AIF Web services on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (x86...
29 Mar 2010
Identifying damaged Table objects in the AOT MetaData
It happens very seldom, but sometimes the AOT MetaData is getting damaged, especially for Table objects. Indications of such an element “corruption” can be that you have one explicit Table in the AOT and every time you access this object either the Dynamics AX Client or the Dynamics AX...
16 Mar 2010
Checking Database entries after restoring a Microsoft Dynamics 2009 SQL Database to another Domain or Environment
This BLOG post describes some common steps after restoring a Dynamics AX 2009 SQL Database to another environment under several different scenarios. SUMMARY Consider the following scenarios where you may need to restore a Dynamics AX database to a different environment When testing a Dynamics...
16 Feb 2010
Identical AX 2009 AUC File Created For Multiple AX Installations
We came across an issue recently where we had the same GUID for two different AX installations running on the same server and therefore only one AUC file existed for both installations instead of two separate ones for use by the AX Client. This caused various anomalies when the client was used to access...
24 Jan 2010
How to install AX 4.0 Reporting Role with SSRS 2008
Some time ago we got question how to install AX 4.0 Reporting Role with SQL Server 2008. As every time when you are trying to install Reporting Services extension from AX 4.0 installation wizard, partner has got error: "SQL Server Reporting Services must be installed before a Microsoft Dynamics...
22 Jan 2010
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