Monday, July 28, 2014

Development tools package for Dynamics AX 2012

Over the years I've seen great contribution from the community with tools that enhance the X++ development experience. I have been using a few and recently decided to consolidate them into a package, both for future convenience and as a practice on the SysFileDeployment framework. The package is built based on a plugin system created by Martin.
There are three plugins in the package.
  1. TFS integration modification (allow multiple developers to share the same AOS while still having their own workspace) * 
  2. DEV_Toolbar, which adds a function bar and tabs to the development IDE. ** 
  3. X++ Editor extensions. *** 

Credit to the creators of the following resources: 
* [Martin Dráb] TFS Workspaces in AX2012: Private workspace in shared AOS.
** [Max Belugin] DEV_Toolbar: tabax for AX2012
*** [José Antonio Estevan] MSDYN AX 2012 X++ Editor Extensions Beta 2  

If you didn't know about these tools, I recommend you to have a look. As for the package, it is available in CodePlex for download. The package is built on AX2012 R3. Minor changes would be needed to make it compatible with R2.
 
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AX2012R3 management reporter installation error on SQL2014

Today I encountered an error installing management reporter using AX2012 R3 installer.
The log file writes:
2014-07-16 12:11:12Z 7/16/2014 12:11:11 PM - Extracting supporting files for database deployment...
2014-07-16 12:11:12Z 7/16/2014 12:11:11 PM - Beginning database deployment...
2014-07-16 12:11:12Z 7/16/2014 12:11:12 PM - Initializing deployment (Start)
2014-07-16 12:11:12Z 7/16/2014 12:11:12 PM - Initializing deployment (Failed)
2014-07-16 12:11:12Z 7/16/2014 12:11:12 PM - The database deployment failed. Additional information: Could not deploy package.
The SQL server is SQL 2014 (12.0.2000).

I found that the management reporter installer in the installation media I got is version 2.1.8001.
I looked online and see that CU9 (2.1.9001.11) is available. I downloaded it and it worked flawlessly.

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