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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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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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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