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Workaround: Slow original preview sales invoice printing 

If you should face a performance issue when printing original previews from sales invoice in MS Dynamics AX 2012 then the following illustrated workaround can save quite some time: One time only setup steps: 1) Launch your MS Dynamics AX client and go to: Accounts receivables > Setup > Forms > Form Setup: 3) Select...Read more

How to proactively avoid parameter sniffing step-by-step 

In the following blog post the so called „parameter sniffing“ is explained: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axinthefield/archive/2014/01/09/sql-server-parameter-sniffing-with-dynamics-ax-just-plain-evil.aspx The purpose of this blog post is to explain the fix implementation steps a little more in detail: Notes: The kernel only hotfixes mentioned for MS Dynamics AX in the blog post above are minimum prerequisites. Because all kernels are cumulative I’d...Read more

Limitations of the Export to Excel functionality in AX 2012 

Exporting data to Excel files is a very useful feature in AX 2012. It allows an easy way to export data from list pages into XLSX files. When using this feature, some limitations need to be considered, as detailed below. 1. Excel has stricter limitations than data in a database, as mentioned in the following article:...Read more

Modifying Retail POS permissions and operations 

Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 This article will explain how to link Operations with Permissions and Permissions groups as well as how to enable a Manager override prompt for certain operations. To get started, lets first define each of the 3 entities: Operations – These are the tasks that employees perform at the POS,...Read more

Troubleshooting Inplace Upgrade Script updateDirDartyRelationshipXDSLegalEntity() 

You might recieve the following message when  running the upgrade script Classes\ReleaseUpdateDB62_GABMinor\updateDirDartyRelationshipXDSLegalEntity() during  an inplace upgrade from MS Dynamics AX 2012 R2 to R3: “Cannot create a record in Party relationships (DirPartyRelationship). Invalid value specified for ‘Expiration:’. It cannot be greater than or equal to the ‘Expiration:’ of the first record.” One possible background could...Read more