Discovery of JSON-based custom services in AX 7

If you download AX integration samples from GitHub, you’ll see (in JsonConsoleApplication project) that you can call JSON-based custom services by code like this: var request = HttpWebRequest.Create(ClientConfiguration.Default.UriString + "api/services/UserSessionService/AifUserSessionService/GetUserSessionInfo"); request.Headers[OAuthHelper.OAuthHeader] = OAuthHelper.GetAuthenticationHeader(); request.Method = "POST"; request.GetResponse(); It will call the operation and return its return value as JSON: { "$id":"1", "AOSLocaleName":"en-US", "AXLanguage":"EN-US", "Company":"DAT", "CompanyTimeZone":58, …

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Integration with AX 7 in cloud

I’m getting a lot of questions along the lines of “how on earth can we integrate our on-premises systems with AX 7 running in cloud?”, therefore let me share some of my thoughts. The first important point to realize is that “to integrate” means many different things, so there is no single solution for it. …

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Save storage with data deduplication

This blog post isn’t directly about software development, because I’m going to look at a certain feature of Windows Server, but my primary motivation is still dealing with development and testing. When you want to set up AX 7 (Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition :)) environments for development, testing or demonstration …

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Catching exceptions in AX 7

In this blog post, I briefly recapitulate how to throw and catch exceptions in X++ and introduce a new way of handling CLR exceptions in AX 7. X++ exceptions When you want to throw an exception in X++, you typically do it by something like this: throw error("It’s broken!"); It’s a functional equivalent of adding a …

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