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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Troubleshooting Invalid Dimension Combination Error in Projects Module

Hello! Hope you all are doing good.

Just thought to do a quick post on the posting errors which I encountered in Projects Module. (Posting Hours Journal)


On posting Hours Journal in Project Module, I stumbled upon this error "Invalid Dimension Validation Error"

Solution -

I knew it would be some setup which is missing, but bit time consuming to go to each setup and look where what went missing, so straight away went into debugging mode :)

a. The code below checks whether Dimension has been set for the employee.

b. Once this was set, the error vanished.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook - Brief Overview

Thanks to Velinda from Packt Publishing on being kind enough to send me the electronic version of the book - Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook for review. Thought to do a quick introductory post here about the book.


The target audience for this book is AX Developers and it covers real word development scenarios/problems faced by developers in their day to day work. It has around 80 practical development tips.

Few words About the Author:

Thanks to Mindaugas Pocius for writing this wonderful book. He is currently a freelance Dynamics AX technical and functional consultant and trainer at DynamicsLab Limited (

For more details about the overview, author and book contents, please navigate to

Last year, I had done a similar review on Dynamics AX 2009 Programming book which you can find here , I will be doing a more detailed review on this book soon so watch out this space! Till then, Happy Dax'ing..

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Troubleshooting Sharepoint Error - The search application for SSP1 on the server is not provisioned

It's been a while since I did some posting on my blog. Was bit busy these days. A few weeks ago, I had put my Sharepoint admin hat to troubleshoot some search errors in our farm. Thought to share on how I went with troubleshooting one of them..

Error# 1
The search application for 'SSP1' on server <xyz> is not provisioned. Confirm that the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service and Windows SharePoint Services Administration service are running on the server.


1. Central Administration > Operations > Global Configuration > Timer job definitions > Application Server Administration Service Timer Job > Disable
2. Then open windows administrative services (services.msc), stop Windows SharePoint Services Timer
3. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\all users\application data\microsoft\sharepoint\Config\ , Open the Recent GUID Folder and delete only the XML files from the directory, then open the
cache.ini and change the number in it to 1.
4. Start Windows SharePoint Services Timer and give it a few seconds so that the new XML files from the location you deleted then are re-populated.
5. Central Administration > Operations > Global Configuration > Timer job definitions > Application Server Administration Service Timer Job > Enable.