Sunday, September 27, 2015

CU8 Application on AX 2012 R3 instance - Reinitialize the Model Store

Reinitialize the model store

After installations of most of the hotfixes and Cumulative updates

Many hotfixes require that you reinitialize the model store after installation. You should assume that all cumulative updates require reinitializing. The hotfix description indicates whether this step is required. You can use either Windows PowerShell or AXUtil to perform this step.

1. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Dynamics AX Management Shell.

2. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, PS C:\>, type the following command, and then press ENTER.


This command reinitializes the default model store

For more information, see Initialize-AXModelStore.

Monday, August 3, 2015

A network error occured while attempting to read from the file - Skype Installation

Resolution of this issue was pretty simple .Just followed the blog as below and found that there was already an installation for the skype with some other user credentials. Just remove it and reinstall it again to resolve your issue

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Getting Error Message when loading Gmail in google chrome.


Resolve this issue by following this link

Probably unrelated, but note that if you are receiving this error you can disable QUIC in Chrome by disabling the enable-quic setting by navigating to:
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Export Data from AX 2012 - using DIXF (Data Migration Framework)

Importing is a well known task using DIXF, but at times we do need to export as well and then import it back in AX 2012. The export task can be done with the help of this information.

Define the format of your source data

  1. Open Data Import/Export Framework > Setup > Source data formats.
  2. Click New, enter a name and a description, and then select AX from the Type list.

Define a processing group to export data from Microsoft Dynamics AX

  1. Change the company to CEU.
  2. In Data Import/Export Framework, click Common > Processing group, and then click New to create a new processing group.
  3. Set the group name to Export-Cust and add a description.
  4. Click Entities to select the entities to include in the processing group.
    1. In the Select entities for processing group form, click New, and then, for an entity name, select Customer.
    2. In the Source data format field, select the Microsoft Dynamics AX source data format that you created.
    3. Click the Select button, and then in the DMFCustomerTargetEntity form, on the Range tab, for Field, choose Created date and time, and for Criteria, enter > 9/1/2007, and then click OK.
    4. Close the Select entities for processing group form.

Process data from source to staging

  1. In the Processing group form, select the Export-Cust group that you created, and click Get staging data.
    The Create a job ID for the staging data job form opens.
  2. By default, an ID for the job is generated. If needed, you can modify the ID and add a description. Click OK.
    The Staging data execution form opens.
  3. In the Staging data execution form, click Run.
    The Get data from source to staging form opens.
  4. In the Get data from source to staging form, click OK to run immediately.
    The source data is copied to the staging tables.

Validate the data in staging

  1. In Data Import/Export Framework, click > Common > Processing group > Execution history, and then select the job that ran.
  2. Click View staging data.
  3. Review the staging data to validate that it matches the source.
  4. Click Validate all to verify that all the related reference data is correct and present in the system.

Export the data to a file

  1. In , click > Common > Processing group, and then select the processing group to work with.
  2. Click Export to AX, enter a file name, and then click OK.
    A .dat file of the data identified by the processing group is created.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

AX 2009 Installation roll back issue - Client AX 2009

Encountered the issue when installing the client on different machines of the users. Only client was required to be installed and faced Rollback of the overall client installation.

Please note that - to install Dot Net Framework 3.5 we need to go in windows feature for Windows 7. Downloaded version to install did not worked.

The issue resolved by visiting some of the blogs

K. Arunsubramaniam responded on 7 Jun 2010 3:08 AM
 I think problem in .net frameworks previous installed.So uninstall all .net frameworks from that machine and install a fresh .net framework 3.5 installation. Then install AX it will work.
Camilo Virguez responded on 20 Aug 2010 5:11 PM
We had the same problem with a Win7 Ultimate.  

We had to unistall .net4 and all of the Visual c++ (2005-2008); reboot and  Install .net3.5.  Then, the installer ran with no problems. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dynamics AX 2012 - Table Keys

Terminology for keys
Important concepts.

foreign key
In Microsoft Dynamics AX, an AOT node under MyTable > Relations represents a foreign key. 
natural key
A key whose value has meaning to people. Most replacement keys are natural keys.
surrogate key
A key whose value has no meaning to people. A large number generated by the system, such as RecId, could be a surrogate key.
unique key
A broad term that applies to primary keys and to alternate keys. It does not apply to foreign keys. This term emphasizes that all values for a given key must be unique within one table. All fields in a unique key must be not-nullable.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Financial Dimensions in Payroll Earning and Pay Statements - Payroll AX 2012

At times it is required to associate financial dimensions defaults for all the postings and submission of payroll information in AX 2012. As per our understandings, the financial dimensions are fetched from

Human Resources > Common > Select any Employee > Worker position assignment (Button)
Position can be directly selected from the Human Resources Module
Human Resources > Common > Organization > Positions

The default dimensions can be set from the following screen for Payroll posting earning and pay statements.