From the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and AX Blogs: Text output; XDS framework; Date/time fields; Printing reports

March 1 2019

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations / AX blog roundup:

  • Creating text output with XSLT for Dynamics AX and D365 for Finance and Operations Developers
  • Extensible data security (XDS) Framework in D365FO
  • Microsoft Flow: How to query Dynamics 365 date-time fields with UTC time conversion
  • How users can print reports to their default printer in D365FO

Creating text output with XSLT for Dynamics AX and D365 for Finance and Operations Developers

On the Stoneridge Software blog, Karl Gunderson stated that often when creating text outputs with XSLT for Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, users are left considering questions such as:

  • How do you create text output from an XML file?
  • How do you create fixed-width text output from an XML file?
  • Why do you want to create text output from an XML file?

One example is when a Dynamics AX or D365 developer is creating an output for a bank for the positive pay feature, he stated.

In his blog post, Gunderson explained that in positive pay, a file is created with a list of checks. However, the format of the file can vary from bank to bank.

The file needs to be 'transformed' into the bank's format: typically a different XML format, a comma delimited text format or a fixed width text format.

You can do these transformations using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) program, Gunderson stated.

You can read about it here.

Extensible data security (XDS) framework in D365FO

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