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How to Combine Multiple D365SCM OneBoxes into One Environment

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|

In Dynamics AX 2012 I commonly added AOSs to the data migration environment to speed up data migration.  On one project I had an environment with twelve 2.6 GHz physical cores (24 threads when hyper-threading) which I would add [...]

Monitor Deprecated Features or Release Schedule

May 12th, 2020|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Logic Apps, Power Automate / Flow|

Microsoft has committed to giving 12 months notice before making a potentially breaking change.  Read more.  They will post the breaking changes to the Removed or deprecated features for Finance and Operations page on Docs.  I encourage you to [...]

The Utility of Query Range Functions – Dynamics 365 for Finance Operations Supply Chain Management

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), PowerShell|

Query range functions are a feature of F&O which enables specifying a criteria without knowing the exact value or having to do the calculation yourself.  This could be used to filter a form, or when specifying 'records to include' on [...]

Static IP not guaranteed for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

December 13th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations offers a lot of flexibility and significantly reduced maintenance effort than the previous versions (AX).  Along with being a cloud-hosted SaaS solution, we had to modify our approach to making modifications, interfacing [...]

Searching Code in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Using PowerShell

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), PowerShell, Regular Expressions|Tags: |

You can search the Finance and Operations XML files (the X++ source code) using regular expressions by using PowerShell's Select-String command.  This is a strategy that I've used many times and I wonder if others have realized the ease of [...]

F&O Data Expansion Tool: Error Tracing Not Started

October 17th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Dynamics AX|Tags: |

Tracing not started error?  Perhaps, like me, you recently rebooted the environment and it had not fully initialized before you tried to start recording on a new Data Expansion project. 1. Reboot the environment. 2. Create and build [...]

F&O Data Expansion Tool: Recording Data Creation

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|Tags: |

The Data Expansion Tool is a tool which will generate data in the current Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations environment. The tool itself is not documented and the video which demonstrated it has been lost because the [...]

F&O Data Expansion Tool: The Execution Traces event publisher is not installed

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|Tags: |

The Data Expansion Tool is a tool which will generate data in the current Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations environment.  The tool itself is not documented and the video which demonstrated it has been lost because the [...]

Call an Azure Function from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Azure Functions, Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|

In this example, F&O will directly call an Azure Function which can do some processing (usually integrating with other services). 1. Create a new Azure Function App in the Azure portal.  Once created, add an Azure Function with an [...]

Using the LogicApps and Flow Connector for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

August 6th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Logic Apps, Power Automate / Flow|

Finding the Right Data Entity Let's say you know you want to read data from F&O and OData endpoints are appropriate.  LogicApps is a great way to pull that data and push it to another service.  Or perhaps [...]

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