November 23, 2017

How to Delete a model in Dynamics 365 for FO


I was trying for this for very long time, on initial stage of development it was one of the biggest headache for me. HOW TO DELTE A MODEL. So now finally I come to conclusion on this.

Note: I would recommend check with all other developer who is sharing the same dev machine before deleting this to make nothing will go wrong. Take a backup of your code.

Prerequisite:
1.     Login to server using admin credentials
2.     Check your model directory it must be sore under below path/folder
C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory/<your model>





There can be two scenarios here,
1.     Model belongs to its own package
2.     Model belongs to standard (existing) package.

1.     If your model belongs to its own package (For example: An extension package with no other models in the package):
a.      Stop the following services: The AOS web service and the Batch Management Service
b.     Delete the package folder C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory\<your model>
c.      Restart the services from step 1
d.     If Visual Studio is running, refresh your models (Visual Studio > Dynamics 365 > Model management > Refresh models)
e.      In Visual Studio, perform a full database synchronization (Visual Studio > Dynamics 365 > Synchronize database...)





2.     If your model belongs to a package with multiple models (For example, <your model> overlays Application Suite):
a.      Stop the following services: The AOS web service and the Batch Management Service
b.     Delete the model folder C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory<PackageName>\<your model> (In this example PackageName=ApplicationSuite)
c.      Restart the services from step 1
d.     In Visual Studio, refresh your models (Visual Studio > Dynamics 365 > Model management > Refresh models)
e.      In Visual Studio, build the package that the deleted models belonged to (Visual Studio > Dynamics 365 > Build models...)
f.       In Visual Studio, perform a full database synchronization (Visual Studio > Dynamics 365 > Synchronize database...)


Enjoy..
Harry.

Disc: This post is referred from here.


November 11, 2017

Mobile app development in D365 for FO - Part I

Hi Folks,



This is my first post on mobile development, here I am going to share basic development steps (that’s doesn’t require any coding really.) J MS released a new mobile app for Android and iOS named as “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations”, MS keep releasing new exciting feature and support in a timely manner.
1.      Download Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operation app from your mobile store






2.      For the first time, you need to use your D365 application URL and valid credentials to open this app


3.      Now go to your web browser and open D365. On the right top corner select setting > Mobile App
 





4.      Your browser will split into two portions, left one for D365 web browser while right side for mobile application configuration, like below

 
5.      For this demo, let’s take an example of Customers. Click on create button


6.      We will add a new mobile workspace for Customers and a page for “All customer”


7.      You will be navigated to next screen for “All customer”, where you need to select fields for this App page. Go to Accounts receivable > All customers and click on “Select fields” in all customer page.







8.      When you click on “Select fields” on AX side “All Customer” form few fields will be highlighted, shown in below image

















9. Click on “+” sign next to each field to add them to your mobile app page. As you select these fields they will appear in right side window where you are configuring your mobile app. Once you select all your required fields click on Done.



10. On next screen, to set any further property click on Property button which is available for each selected field.


11. Now click on Back > Done > Save.
12. As a final step, you need to publish this app workspace, select your workspace and click on Publish button on top.


13. You get a system notification on the successful action.


14. I have tested this on an android device, go to your app. I hope you already logged in successfully in mobile app earlier. Now pull down the screen to refresh ( as we do in most of the mobile app like Facebook, LinkedIn, Outlook). A new workspace must appear in the app, Customers, below are the screenshots from the app.


 






Here the sequence of a field that you selected during field selection for a page is very important, we choose Customer group first than Customer account hence we got Customer group on top of each record. So, choose your fields carefully.

In next post, we will discuss how to create a new record using the mobile app. We will be continuing the same app there.

Enjoy…!!!

Thanks
Harry