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Add new Inventory dimension to D365FO

This topic provides a high-level overview of how to add new inventory dimensions through extensions. It also includes information about how to access a sample application that contains an actual implementation.


Solution overview

The cornerstone in this solution is that multiple roles participate in the life cycle of adding new inventory dimensions through extensions. The following description simplifies and generalizes this solution, however, in real life there is overlap between the roles, and sometimes it might even be the same person filling several roles.

Microsoft's role

Microsoft provides a finite set of unused dimension fields.
In addition to the 15 existing dimensions, Microsoft supports 10 generic dimensions:

  • - 8 string-based
  • - 1 real-based
  • - 1 utcdatetime-based This brings the total number of inventory dimensions in the standard application to 25:
  • - 4 product dimensions: Color, Size, Style, and Config
  • - 5 tracking dimensions: Serial, Batch, Owner, Profile (Russia only), and GTD (Russia only)
  • - 6 storage dimensions: Site, Warehouse, Location, Status, License Plate, and Pallet (for upgrade and migration only)
  • - 10 unassigned generic dimensions: InventDimension1 to InventDimension10

Microsoft provides the physical schema. Read More

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Data entity for a table without natural key

Problem definition

Data entities have been introduced in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formally Dynamics AX 7) and can be regarded as an abstraction from the physical implementation of database tables. Implemented as de-normalized views (a data entity is actually stored as a view in SQL Server) with their own set of methods, they are now key elements in data import/export and integration scenarios.

A data entity can be quickly created by adding a new item of type Data entity to the project or by right clicking on a table and selecting Create data entity Addins option. Read More

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Configure Network Printers for Print Management in D365FO

Problem definition

I faced an issue recently where I was trying to print a report directly to printer but Print Management Settings didn’t show any Printers option.

In AX 2012 we had to perform setup in AX 2012 Server Configuration to print documents or report to connected printers.

In Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition you need to install and setup Document Routing Agent in your system and activate Network Printers in D3FOE for printing.
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Configure Network Printers for Print Management in D365FO
(Posted on: 22.1.2018 at: 6.30am)
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