Dynamics 365

Although D365FO is now thoroughly modern and web based, with all the good things that entails, we still have to interface with some less modern systems. Sometimes those systems are literally older than we are. There are some middleware solutions that can help bridge the gap but we have quite a few tools in D365FO that can help us. Let's talk about FTP for a bit. The tried and true battle horse of Odin himself, this is never going to go away, ever. So, let's see what we can do from inside D365FO with no C# in play; just some standard tools available from x++.

In our last article, we went over how to send and receive from C# inside VS next to a unified operations. Now, let's talk about getting messages from inside X++. X++ can't directly get messages from an Azure queue, so far as I have been able to determine. It may be technically possible but we can use C# to do some of the lifting for us where X++ is a little lacking so let's do that first. In our last article, we created a console app which is great to show how things work.

Out with the old and in with the new! For those who worked with 2012, files were a default integration option, for better or worse. However, we no longer have access to files and/or a file system. So, how are we going to get data to D365FO from on an on premise source? or a source in a different cloud? or even a source inside Azure? Easy! Enter the Azure Queue. We have an area we can push small messages to for D365FO to consume. There are a few hoops to jump though in order to get everything to work given some of the technical constraints with 4.5.2, 4.6.1 and CORE.