data contract

AXR3 - SysOperation AIF Patch

A quick fix

In reviewing the AIF Service generation classes between RTM CU5 + Feature Pack and R3, I found a small difference in the AifServiceDataTypeGenerator class.

Specifically the method highlighted in the image above, the generateDataContractClass.  Previously, we had been able to deploy AIF ports that used Data Contract Classes which extend SysOperationDataContractBase. In AX 2012 R3, this was broken - for details see my previous post.

The case for SysOperation: Internal + External Consumption

Model View Controller

For those of us who have developed on earlier versions of AX, RunBaseBatch rings a bell.  In fact, it was the primary ( and frankly is still used by Microsoft in 2012 R3 ) means of scheduling code execution.  It could be an hourly process to invoice sales orders, a nightly MRP run, or a complex financial consolidation. The problem was it still had to execute in native X++ albeit on the Server tier, and if you had an external application that also needed to execute the same logic you had to build an extra interface.