Friday, August 1, 2014

Use the Filter tab of the Find dialog

I have started to read Inside Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and I read it from cover to cover. Sometimes you get reminded of great but forgotten features when doing so.

This time I was reminded of the Filter tab of the Find dialog. With this filter you can create any kind of boolean function to control what the tool returns of findings.

Here is a small example you can use to find methods with more that 50 lines:

Here I have used it on the SalesFormLetter class.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New online course: Data Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Requires access to

This e-Learning course provides students with the necessary tools and resources to configure and use the Data Import / Export Framework and the Master Data Management Framework in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. 

Topics covered in this eLearning course include:

  • Module 00: Course Introduction and Expert Introductio
  • Module 01: Overview of Data Management
  • Module 02: Introduction to Data Import Export Framework
  • Module 03: Migrating Data using the Data Import Export Framework
  • Module 04: Creating a Custom Entity
  • Module 05: Introduction to Master Data Management
  • Module 06: Using Master Data Management
  • Module 07: Course Review

Go to and search for course 80645. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Flipboard magazine

I have created a new Flipboard magazine to hold, only, the very best articles about AX development. 

You can read it here:

Feel free to drop me a note if you think I have missed a good article.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Packt's 10 Year Celebration Campaign

Packt Publishing is celebrating their first ten years by offering all its eBooks and Videos at 10$ each until July 5th.

So this is a good opportunity to get any of their Dynamics AX books you are missing in your electronic library. 

Click here to take advantage of the offer:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book review: Customer Success with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step

Customer Success with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step is essential an updated version of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2010 book from 2011. The extent of updated material seems to be quite comprehensive though.

The book starts out giving some background about methodology and about why you'd want to follow a methodology. And it describes some of the major recognized methodologies for business solution projects. If you only have limited theoretical project background, this is very helpful to understand what the project stake holders discuss and why your role does what it does within a project. 

Further the book goes through some theories about selling business solutions, before it moves on to actually dealing with the project implementation. In the major middle part you're walked through all the actual implementing phases as they are addressed with Sure Step.

Finally the book rounds off with a practical guide with good insights to implementing Sure Step.

No matter what role you find yourself in on a Dynamics project being implemented with Sure Step, you can find some useful information from this book. 

You can read more about the book, read sample chapters and buy the book from Packt Publishing here:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Expressions in the query dialog

Pressed for an answer from a customer, I today tried something that I don't think I have tried before, and that is to use a query expression directly from the query dialog. To my surprise it actually works.

Below screenshot is from AX 2009, but it also works in AX 2012.

Read more about query expressions here.