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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book Review - Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Development Cookbook

Dear Friends,

Hope you are having a good time.

Thanks to Velinda from Packt Publishing for providing me with yet another copy of cookbook for review.


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Development Cookbook is a handy and a must have book for any developer who is working on AX 2012 R3. It provides with practical scenarios which a developer comes across in his/her day to day work.

About the Author

Mindaugas Pociusis currently a freelance Dynamics AX technical and functional consultant and trainer at DynamicsLab Limited ( 

He is a Certified Microsoft Trainer for Dynamics AX and has delivered numerous Dynamics AX trainings.Mindaugas has participated in over 20 Dynamics AX implementations. He has held a wide range of development, consulting, and lead roles while always maintaining the significant role of a business application developer.
In December 2009, he released his first book, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook, and then in May 2012, its second edition, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook, both of which are published by Packt Publishing.

In order to obtain a copy of the book, please visit this link

Book Chapters

This book covers the following chapters

Chapter 1 - Processing Data

This chapter covers various scenarios like creating number sequence, merging records, renaming primary key, Executing Direct SQL Statement, Import/Export data from XML file, Building query objects.

Chapter 2 - Working with Forms

This chapter covers topics like using a tree control, Building a checklist form, Creating dialogs using the Runbase framework, Building a dynamic form through code etc

Chapter 3 - Working with Data in Forms

This chapter explains how to create custom filter control, preload images, create a wizard, processing multiple records, Adding image to records.

Chapter 4 - Building Lookups

This chapter is all about lookups - creating a lookup dynamically, using a form to build a lookup, Building a tree lookup and so on.

Chapter 5 - Processing Business Tasks

This chapter walks through various application scenarios like using segmented journal entry control, creating a general journal, posting a general journal, Processing Project Journal, Creating and Posting a Ledger Voucher, Creating and Posting Purchase Order, Creating and Posting Sales Order.

Chapter 6 - Integration with Microsoft Office

This chapter briefs on the various integration scenarios with Microsoft Office Products

Chapter 7 - Using Services

This chapter is all about creating and extending services (AIF and custom services) in Dynamics AX

Chapter 8 - Improving Development Efficiency

This chapter is about building extensions for Code Editor and Personalization forms

Chapter 9 - Improving Dynamics AX Performance

This chapter demonstrates the tools used to troubleshoot AX Performance like Dynamics AX Trace Parser, Calculating code execution time, Using SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor.

Overall, a good book with plenty of code snippets which can be used on a daily basis.

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