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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“in” operator in D365FO

Yesterday Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan published a brief blog post New capability in X++ : The In operator. He mentioned that this feature went unnoticed by most, which is my case too. And I didn’t find anything even when I explicitly looked for more information. Anyway, such an operator can be very handy and I’m quite …

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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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