XML response from OData services

If you call OData services in AX 7 (Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations), you typically get data in JSON format, like this: { "@odata.context":"https://myaxinstance.cloudax.dynamics.com/data/$metadata","value":[ { "name":"ElectronicPaymentTypes","kind":"EntitySet","url":"ElectronicPaymentTypes" },{ "name":"ExpensePaymentDetails","kind":"EntitySet","url":"ExpensePaymentDetails" } … ] } JSON is a simple, lightweight format with good support in many tools, but sometimes you would rather get XML. XML is by …

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‘Get latest’ failed on a file without permissions

A few days ago I was getting latest changes from VSTS to an AX 7 development box when it failed on a certain (custom) .dll file, because Visual Studio wasn’t able to overwrite the file. I made sure that all AX services are down, but it made no difference. Then I looked at file permissions …

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Recurring Integrations Scheduler: File already exists

I’ve recently run into a problem with Recurring Integrations Scheduler and I think I won’t be the only one, therefore I’m going to explain it here. The Recurring Integrations Scheduler (RIS) supports both the old recurring integrations API (enqueue/dequeue) and the new package API, which is the recommended approach. With the package API, you can …

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Recurring Integrations Scheduler

You may have heard about QuartzAX, an application for file-based integration with AX 7 (Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition). Microsoft announced at the last Technical conference that it would be released in a few days, but it didn’t happen and it looked like it wouldn’t ever be made available. But it has …

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Open API for JSON-based custom services in AX 7

If you’re familiar with SOAP web services, you likely know that they use Web Services Description Language (WSDL) to document what operations a service provide, what parameters they accept, what they return and so on. This information can be used to generate proxy classes, which you can use to communicate with remote systems simply by …

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