Find D365FO labels in Powershell

You can use Dynamics 365 > Find labels… in Visual Studio to find D365FO labels, but its capabilities are quite limited. Sometimes a better option is searching through the underlying text files directly and you can easily automate it with Powershell. The following script looks at all label files for US English and finds all …

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Weird behaviour after moving a form to another package

I recently had to move a form to another package, because we decided to extract some functionality to its own independent package. I moved files, built both packages and everything looked fine, so I started making changes for a new requirement. But later I noticed something strange in the form. When I opened the form, …

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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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