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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Book Review - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting CookBook

Dear Readers,

Wish you all a Happy 2014!

Thanks once again to Packt Publishing to send me a copy of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook to review.

I had a chance to go through this book and this is a well written book easy to understand practical examples which can be used on a day to day basis for developers who are authoring SSRS Reports.

About the Author

I know Kamal through his blogs and contribution to Dynamics AX Community. Kamal has a new blog here More about the author below

Kamalakannan Elangovan

Kamal has over eight years of development experience in Dynamics AX. He shares a passion for product development and has pioneered multiple ISV solutions on Dynamics AX. In the past he worked with Innovites to create the first multidimensional ISV solution for cable industries called "Innovites for cable". Building the solution from scratch, he has gained great insights into building, selling, and promoting the product among customers and partners in the Microsoft Ecosystem. You can learn more about him at He is enthusiastic about sharing his learning with the community which led him to create one of the first few blogs for AX in 2006. It is currently available at He is active through twitter and the community, popularly by his pseudonym Casperkamal.

Audience for this book

"Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook" is recommended for Dynamics AX developers and .NET-based SSRS developers looking to familiarize themselves with the AX reporting framework. A basic understanding of Morphx and X++ is assumed but the step-by-step instructions make it easy even for a beginner. Some examples use C# and VB.NET, so experience with Visual Studio is a plus, but not a must.

Overview (Highlights from this book)

  • Create and deploy reports
  • Understand the report programming flow
  • Modify the reporting framework
  • Create RDP-based reports
  • Design tabular matrix and chart-based reports
  • Debug reports, the reporting framework, and business logic
  • Migrate reports from the legacy reporting framework
  • Use web services, OLAP, and external data sources to create your report
  • Learn how to approach report modifications

You can find a detailed chapter coverage here

To conclude, I would highly recommend this book for Dynamics AX 2012 SSRS Report Development