Security API

The product that used to be called Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (I truly don’t know how I should call it these days) allows defining security elements both by developers (delivered together with code) and by power users though GUI (stored in database). You may have a need to work with security objects …

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Beta exam MB-500

Today I took the beta exam MB-500: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer; I think it’s going to be made generally available on January. I was already planning to take it when I received an email with a significant discount, therefore I had no reason to hesitate. They didn’t show me my score …

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String format options for utcDateTime

I’ve run into a problem that reminded me that while X++ types and corresponding CLR types (such as str and System.String) can often be user interchangeably, they aren’t the same. I was trying to convert a utcdatetime value to the standard “sortable” format in D365FO, for which I wrote the following code: utcdatetime currentDateTime = …

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Event handler for multiple events

I’m not sure that everybody is aware that a single event handler method (in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations) can be decorated with several event handler attributes. For example, a common method can handle both inserts and updates. [ DataEventHandler(tableStr(MyTable), DataEventType::Inserted), DataEventHandler(tableStr(MyTable), DataEventType::Updated) ] public static void myHandler(Common _sender, DataEventArgs _e) Or it can …

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Cleaning up cross-reference DB

Development VMs for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations come with a cross-reference database that doesn’t match the actual code and metadata. There are many annoying references to Microsoft’s own test models, which aren’t included and therefore such references are useless and make finding real references more complicated. (The idea to get it fixed is …

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