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Developing SSRS Reports for Dynamics AX by Mukesh Hirwani

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Chapter 3. Developing a Report from an External Data Source

In this chapter, we will learn about creating reports for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 using an external data source in Visual Studio. An external data source could be any SQL database where data is hosted by any third party applications, and it has to be rendered in AX. We will also cover the following topics in detail:

  • Creating an external data source
  • Creating a report using an external data source
  • Modifying report appearances

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 provides the ability to use a variety of data sources. AX reports can access data from the Microsoft Dynamics AX database, OLAP databases, external OLTP databases, or even C# code. In this chapter, we will learn how to develop Microsoft Dynamics ...

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