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AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

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Hi all,

In the structure of my organization, it has more than one application

and now we want to link some of these applications to AX,

knowing that the application that we want to link to in the backend developers  gives us WCF service links,

so what is the way to that, given that data will be sent and received to and from the two systems

please help

thanks

  • Martin Dráb Profile Picture
    Martin Dráb 225,549 Super User on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    If your problem is about deserializing JSON, does it mean that this thread is irrelevant and you don't need our help here anymore?

    Regarding deserialization, look at previous discussions and blog post and if needed, create a new thread (with an appropriate title and tags).

  • Gunjan Bhattachayya Profile Picture
    Gunjan Bhattachayya 35,417 on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    You can probably follow this post for de-serialize JSON using X++ -

    community.dynamics.com/.../serializing-and-deserializing-json-in-ax

  • Abdelrhman Hiba Profile Picture
    Abdelrhman Hiba 321 on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    Hi,

    I know the business need and collect the data, the gap in my implementation can't DeSerialise JSON in X++ code. (this is my problem)

    thanks

  • Martin Dráb Profile Picture
    Martin Dráb 225,549 Super User on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    You started from a wrong end. You must first collect requirements and then design how the communication will work. Only then you'll be able to start the actual implementation.

    Think about things like these, for example:

    1. What data will be needed from each system.
    2. What will be the trigger of communication and what will be target?
    3. Will messages go always between two systems, or will a single message go to multiple systems at once?
    4. How quickly need to be data transferred?
    5. What amount of requests and data do you expect?
    6. What should happen in case a a failure? Will you need to resend messages?
    7. Do the systems has direct visibility, or do you need some kind of relay?
    8. What data formats are the systems able to process?
    9. Do you already have integration infrastructure in place that you could use (e.g. maybe you're using BizTalk for other purposes).

    And so on and so on.

    When you know what you actually want to achieve, start evaluation integration options in AX: DIXF, AIF, custom services, ISV solutions, custom development...

  • Gunjan Bhattachayya Profile Picture
    Gunjan Bhattachayya 35,417 on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    Hi,

    Since you are looking to integrate multiple systems with AX and the data will be sent and received, I think the best option will be to have an integration system in the middle which will call the web services provided by your system(s).

  • Abdelrhman Hiba Profile Picture
    Abdelrhman Hiba 321 on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    Hi Blue Wang,

    Thank you for the quick reply, but I want a complete example to show those steps because I'm tired of incomplete examples and introductions!

  • Blue Wang Profile Picture
    Blue Wang on at
    RE: AIF Integration With External System using WCF?

    Hi Abdelrhman Hiba,

    The functionalities of the two applications can interact, and data can be exchanged.

    AX 2012 exposes its functionality through services that are based on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and hosted on Application Object Server (AOS).

    You can refer these :docs.microsoft.com/.../integration-with-microsoft-dynamics-ax

    axwonders.blogspot.com/.../microsoft-dynamics-ax-2012-services-and.html

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