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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Word document from code

Sometimes you may want to generate a Word document from code in D365FO, which gives you much more control over the result than if you simply printed a report to Word. Here is a very brief example of how you can do it. Start with creating an X++ project. Then add a C# class library …

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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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