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  • Blog Post: Importing Leads and Contacts

    You can find a very good description on our team blog (EMEA Dynamics AX Support) how to import leads and contact Xml files with Dynamics Ax 2009 here . The problem you will be faced by using this is, that you can’t import data with non Ascii characters, which might cause some difficulties. The reason...
  • Blog Post: Template Wizard does create SheetNames with more than 30 characters

    The Template Wizard (Administration/Periodic/Data export/import/Excel spreadsheets/Template Wizard) creates unfortunately SheetNames that might exceed 30 characters, which is not allowed by Excel and results in annoying message boxes that are requesting a new SheetName with less than 31 characters. The...
  • Blog Post: Large Xml-documents with an AIF-WebService.

    If you are faced to 'large' Xml-documents with AIF-WebServices, you might be faced to difficulties for Inbound and OutBound services. The following two points should be applied for the client app.config, if the client uses the WCF for communicating with the AIF-WebService (Inbound-Services - you are...
  • Blog Post: ‘0’-values don’t appear in Xml files generated by the AIF

    Numeric values that are 0 (not null) are not serialized and don't appear in the Xml file. The reason for this is, that the numeric types in Dynamics Ax are not nullable (must have a value) and do interpret the value 0 as a "null value" (0 as a ‘ magic number ’) during the serialization. The...
  • Blog Post: Request for the permission of type 'SecurityPermission' failed

    When you get the following exception while executing a report on the SSRS or within Ax: System.Security.SecurityException was unhandled Message=" Request for the permission of type 'System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission, mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089...
  • Blog Post: Gender information in Employees-form and the Global Address Book (GAB)

    You can open the information about employees with the Global Address Book (Basic/Global Address Book) and with the Employees form (Basic/Employees). Normally it is no problem to modify data in both forms, but unfortunately this is not true for the ‘gender’ property . This information is stored in...
  • Blog Post: RPC error 1702 when calling a WinAPI method from a batch job

    You probably already noticed that error messages are sometimes not really helpful when you are trying to understand a problem. The following code creates such misleading error message: 1: public void run() 2: { 3: ; 4: if (WinApi::folderExists( @"c:\temp\")) 5: info("Folder exists...
  • Blog Post: AxUpdatePortal Utility

    I just want to remind the existence of this nice little tool , which is be very useful for any deployment or redeployment of your WebParts and EP-sites. Basically it is a simple .Net command-line executable which calls the same method as the AxSetup does during the installation of Ax 2009: EPReturnCodes...
  • Blog Post: Why some Web services can’t be consumed ‘as is’ by referenced services in Ax 2009

    Referenced services in Ax2009 are based on the .Net technology WCF and so it was for me pretty much clear, that it would be easy to integrate Microsoft's MapPoint services, since they are ‘simple’ standard web services. Unfortunately I was wrong. Referenced Services in Ax2009 two limitations (until now...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for problems with the SQL Browser in a clustered SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 (Ax4 and Ax2009)

    If you have a clustered SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 you might have the following error message: The SQLBrowser service was unable to process a client request. The cause of this problem and why this hasn’t been fixed is described on this blog. Normally, it is recommended in this case...
  • Blog Post: using the BC.Net with Ax2009 et Ax4 on the same machine might result in a AccessViolationException

    I was working on a case where a partner was having problems with the Business Connecter for Ax2009. Calling a method on the AOS resulted under certain circumstances in a AccessViolationException: System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication...
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