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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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AX 2012 for Retail – Receipt numbering formats 

It is essential that when setting up a receipt number formats in Retail that they are unique per register and store. The following example is the most common scenario we’ve seen happen when receipt formats are not unique:Scenario:  Terminal 1 has a receipt numbered at 1001 with item 0015 and terminal 2 also has a receipt...

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AX 2012 Print destination settings dialog does not show up due to WMI error 

I recently came across a case where the printer destination settings dialog typically used by report to select print destination does not show up. The cause we found is that an exception occurs when Dynamics AX client queries existing printer from hosted machine.  The code is from Forms\SRSPrintDestinationSettingsForm\printerMap() at line 30 which is a call...

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BarcodeCode128 and Tilde Character 

Recently we came across an issue with BarcodeCode128 barcodes – when using a tilde character (~) within a BarcodeCode128 barcode in AX the resulting barcode can be unreadable by scanners. The reason for this is that Code128 has three different code sets associated with it – using an escape character in the barcode string to...

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Printer name is invalid error when printing a report 

We came across an issue where we got the following error when trying to open or print a report: OpenPrinter_1: rc:0 lastError:1801(0x709) The printer name is invalid. The printer was installed on the domain server and when checking the printer name we could verify that the printer name doesn’t include illegal characters as “\” or “,”. Finally...

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AX 2009: Citrix & Terminal Server Printing 

Errors, or no output when printing from AX to a locally mapped Printer If you are mapping local printers to your TS or Citrix environment and have an issues where nothing is printed or the following error is generated: startDoc: rc:SP_ERROR you will need to change the Print Processor data type from Raw to EMF....

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