Recently, a requirement came up for importing data from a fillable PDF form into Dynamics AX 2012. With the right tools, this is actually quite straightforward.
PDF Labs have a product called PDFTK Server, which is a free download. However, if you need commercial support from them that’s a paid service. Likewise, if you want to redistribute the software and your software is not licensed under the GPL (Hint, Dynamics AX is most certainly not GPL-licensed…), you’ll need a redistribution license. The link to the license is here, and the product download is here.
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A function I have often been asked for, but which does not exist in standard Dynamics AX 2012 is copy-down, or the ability to press a key on the keyboard to copy values into the currently selected field from the row immediately above it. In my implementation, I have chosen the F11 key, as it was not used for anything else.
The function will be available on all grid-based forms, even in the table browser.
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When working with multiple Dynamics AX environments, it’s quite useful to have a visual reminder of which environment you’re working in.
It is possible to use the instance name in the client configuration to provide this hint, but the instance name is not validated, nor does it indicate to the client which instance to connect to. The connection is established only based on the host name, port name and WSDL port. It is, in fact, possible to specify anything at all as the instance name:
My production server does NOT have an instance named MickeyMouse. I promise… Really…
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