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DIXF – Cannot Preview source file – CommunicationException – An error occurred while receiving the HTTP response from DMFServiceHelper.svc 

Consider a scenario where you are importing data using DIXF, and you get an error when you try to “Preview source file”. 1. The error The error you see looks something like this: System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException: An error occurred while receiving the HTTP response to http://servernamehere:7000/DMFService/DMFServiceHelper.svc. This could be due to the service endpoint binding not using the...

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Using AX with “Block editing” of BOM’s enabled 

I’ve had some questions come in lately regarding the use of the “Block editing” function in the Bill of materials setup (Inventory management | Setup | Inventory and warehouse management parameters). This is a useful tool, that allows a little more control of approved BOM’s. However, it can be kind of frustrating for the approver,...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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