Entries by guyterry

Windows Mobile Device Portal – bound to Port 0

I don’t know how, but the website for the Dynamics AX Windows Mobile Device Portal on my AX 2012 R3 CU8 solution demo virtual machine occasionally becomes bound to port 0.This seems to annoy IIS, and as a result I get ‘This page can’t be displayed’ when I attempt to visit the mobile device portal: […]

Initialise Retail for Call Center functionality

The new Call Center functionality in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is enabled in the Licence Configuration as part of the Retail functionality. The Call Center functionality is enabled as part of the Retail Licence Configuration You may think that enabling this is all you need to do to take advantage of all the functionality that […]

Trade Agreement Lines – Error when editing in Excel

In Dynamics AX 2012 R3, it became possible to edit Price / Discount Agreement Journal Lines in Excel. You can edit Trade Agreement Lines in Excel This is great if you’ve a large number of lines that you want to make adjustments to; for example, you can use the fill handle to populate a field […]

Missing Default Order Settings with DIXF Products import

I was importing new Released Products into Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 using Data Import Export Framework’s ‘Products’ entity. Although the import was apparently successful, I found that fields on the Default Order Settings form were all greyed out. All fields on the Default Order Settings form are greyed out. I had last encountered this […]

R3 Demand Forecasting generates a blank Forecasting spreadsheet

You may come across an annoying problem if you’re testing Demand Forecasting using the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Solution Demo Package V1.0. The problem occurs when you ‘Generate statistical baseline forecast’, and happens even though you receive the ‘forecast has been created’ message. The first you notice is when you open the spreadsheet, and find the pivot table contains no […]

R3 Demand Forecasting – clearing Adjustments

You’ve been playing with the new Demand Forecasting functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, and now you’re ready to demonstrate it to your colleagues. Only, you find you’ve a load of manual adjustments and you want to get rid of them so that you can start your demo with clean data. As you’ve found, […]

‘Export to Excel’ to local desktop

You probably noticed that in AX 2012, it is possible to re-direct any output from the ‘Export to Excel’ function to your local desktop (when you’re running AX from a terminal server). This is extremely useful, since it resolves the all of the problems that come with running spreadsheets on a remote desktop. What you might […]

Update: Wrong font size on R3 Demo Virtual Machine

I previously wrote about odd font sizes in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Solution Demo Package V1.0, and promised I’d write here when I had an answer from Microsoft on the subject. Well I now have that answer, and the short version is that improved support for larger font sizes is being considered for […]

New serial number tracking functionality in Dynamics AX 2012 R3, part 2 of 2.

In my last blog post, we created a Tracking Dimension Group called ‘SellSerial’ to demonstrate the new serial number tracking for service and warranty scenarios in Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Serial number is ‘Active in sales process’ I created a new item, assigned it this Tracking Dimension Group and brought some into stock. You can […]