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From the Microsoft Dynamics AX Blogs: POS Testing for Online Payment Service; Dimension lookup issue; PowerPivot, Power View Basics

by Jason Gumpert

A selection of the latest insight from the Dynamics AX blogs:

  • AX 2012 R2 for Retail - Configuring POS for Test Mode with Dynamics Online Payment Service;
  • Issue: Dimension lookup "selected record invisible" - Dynamics AX 2012;
  • Using PowerPivot to Analyze Dynamics AX Data;
  • Step by Step Creating Power View Report in Dynamics AX

AX 2012 R2 for Retail - Configuring POS for Test Mode with Dynamics Online Payment Service

Randy Higgins of the Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Team notes that there isn't an option within the POS Hardware Profile to set the POS into test mode for credit card processing tests. Because of that, you need to run scripts to update the hardware profile in the POS database to recognize and put POS into a credit card processing test mode. Very similar steps can also be performed for AX 2012 R1 with exclusion of steps 32-36 as the XML string is new to R2 and the IsTestMode property was not included. The IsTestMode property is being added to the new R3 release. 

This test mode will allow you to see credit card transactions in Dynamics Online.  But this is not a full test to the payment provider as the test transactions stop at Dynamics Online.  In order to test a card all the way through Dynamics Online Services to your payment provider, you need to be running in production mode and put through a $1 transaction with a valid credit card.

Higgins walks you through the steps to connect a payment service (demo or production) that is already set up in Online Services to your POS register in a test mode

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