How to Install Docentric AX via Models
A preferred way to install Docentric AX in a D365FO development environment is by importing Docentric AX model files. This deployment strategy doesn’t only give you access to the product’s X++ source code and a possibility to debug and troubleshoot but more importantly, a clean way of creating a single Deployment Package containing all models that need to be deployed to your staging and production environments. In other words, Docentric AX models and all other developed and customized models will be merged into a single Deployment Package.
Available Docentric AX models
Core product models
- Docentric AX
Improves SSRS reports in terms of design, printing, emailing, distributing and archiving.
- Docentric AX Extension
Contains extensions of the D365FO artifacts that enable integration with the SSRS and other built-in frameworks.
- Docentric AX Emails
Improves Email templates used for email notifications sent out from D365FO, e.g. for Retail orders, Workflows or Alerts.
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- Docentric AX SSRS Replicas
Contains artifacts for Docentric SSRS replicas such as DSP classes and Docentric templates stored as AOT Resources. Docentric DSP classes enable report specific placeholders (Custom placeholders), Improved Print archive, Saving reports to Attachments, Emailing reports with additional attachments, etc. It also contains extensions to fix or improve behavior of the built-in artifacts related to SSRS reports.
- Docentric AX CBD Replicas
Contains artifacts for Docentric Configurable Business Documents (CBD) replicas such as Docentric CBD templates stored as AOT Resources and extensions for DSP classes of Docentric SSRS replicas. These extensions are created to enable the existing functionalities of Docentric SSRS replicas: Custom placeholders, Improved Print archive, Saving reports to Attachments, Emailing reports with additional attachments, etc.
Download Docentric AX models
In the downloaded ZIP packages, you will find Docentric AX models but also 2 additional files:
- ReadMe.txt contains more precise instructions about which model files to use (e.g. it can happen that models will be different for different D365FO application and platform version).
- VersionReleaseNotes.txt contains the list of new features and bug fixes in the new version release.
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Installing Docentric AX
Follow the steps below to complete the installation.
1. Import Docentric AX model files using the »ModelUtil.exe« tool.
modelutil -import -metadatastorepath=[path of the metadata store where model should be imported]
-file=[full path of the file to import]
modelutil -import -metadatastorepath="C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory" -file="C:\Temp\DocentricAX\Docentric AX.axmodel"
modelutil -import -metadatastorepath="C:\AOSService\PackagesLocalDirectory" -file="C:\Temp\DocentricAX\Docentric AX Extension.axmodel"
2. Build the imported models.
In Visual Studio select the »Dynamics 365 -> Build Models…« menu. In the Model Build dialog select the newly imported models and press the Build button.
3. Synchronize the database.
In Visual Studio click the »Dynamics 365 -> Synchronize Database…« menu item and press the Synchronize button in the shown dialog.
After Docentric AX model files have been properly installed on a D365FO system, Docentric AX becomes fully functional; there are no external dependencies or services to configure or install.