Skip to main content

Hybrid connection - Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure-part 4

This is the final post of this series.

Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure–Intro
Deploy a Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure–part 1
Application settings - Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure-part 2
Authentication - Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure-part 3
Hybrid connection - Web Api App for AX 2012 to Azure-part 4 (this one)


In this post we will set up a Hybrid Connection. This is basically a listener that sits on your on-premise server. It will expose internal port to Azure. More information on Hybrid connection on Microsoft’s site.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/biztalk-services/integration-hybrid-connection-overview

In your Api App, click on Networking. Then click on “Configure your hybrid connection endpoints”.

image

First download the connection manager. Install this on your on-premise server that you want to install the listener.

You don’t have to run the connection manager just yet. Set up the hybrid connection by clicking on the “Add hybrid connection”

image

Click on the “Create new hybrid connection”

image

Enter the required detail. Host is the AOS server name. The port is the net tcp port number.

image

If unsure what port to enter. Have a look at the net.tcp address in the wsdl or inside the web config file.

SNAGHTML1be4f1aa


Now lets run the Hybrid connection Manager you installed a few steps earlier. Click on “Configure another Hybrid Connection”. It will ask you to log in. Once logged in, you can seelect an existing connection. This is what you created in the portal. Click on Save and you should see a green “Connected” status next to it. The web portal should show the same.

image

That is it. Give it a test by navigating to the swagger URL. The URL is just the Api App url suffixed with swagger. eg.

https://axaptaapi1.azurewebsites.net/swagger

Popular posts from this blog

Dual Write - How Pricing and Inventory On-Hand works in CE?

In the recent updates of Dual Write, Microsoft released a pricing and inventory on hand integration in CE. Real time pricing calculation and inventory on hand as per FinOps business logic. In this post, I wanted to cover how it seems to magically work. As you know by now, Dual Write uses a push architecture. Where either FinOps pushes to CE or CE pushes to FinOps. Both call a web service on the other side to sync data. Any errors that occur are presented to the user in real time. However, the pricing and inventory on-hand feature is different. These two features pull limited calculated data as needed. Watch the " Prospect to cash in dual write " tech talk from Microsoft and you will see why.  You wouldn't want to integrate (replicate) inventory levels or pricing logic in CE. The reason this is done this way is because integrating this kind of data would cause performance problems or a lot of chattiness. So, what Microsoft has done is a pull the data as needed (pull archit

AX - How to use Map and MapEnumerator

Similar to Set class, Map class allows you to associate one value (the key) with another value. Both the key and value can be any valid X++ type, including objects. The types of the key and the value are specified in the declaration of the map. The way in which maps are implemented means that access to the values is very fast. Below is a sample code that sets and retrieves values from a map. static void checkItemNameAliasDuplicate(Args _args) { inventTable inventTable; Map map; MapEnumerator mapEnumerator; NameAlias nameAlias; int counter = 0; ; map = new Map(Types::String, Types::Integer); //store into map while select inventTable { nameAlias = inventTable.NameAlias; if (!map.exists(nameAlias)) { map.insert(nameAlias, 1); } else { map.insert(nameAlias, map.lookup(nameAlias) + 1); } } //retrieve fro

AX - How to use Set and SetEnumerator

The Set class is used for the storage and retrieval of data from a collection in which the values of the elements contained are unique and serve as the key values according to which the data is automatically ordered. You can create a set of primitive data types or complex data types such as a Class, Record or Container. Below is sample of a set of records. static void _Set(Args _args) {     CustTable       custTable;     Set             set = new Set(Types::Record);     SetEnumerator   setEnumerator;     ;     while select custTable     {         if (custTable && !set.in(custTable))         {             set.add(custTable);         }     }     if (!set.empty())     {         setEnumerator = set.getEnumerator();         setEnumerator.reset();         while (setEnumerator.moveNext())         {             custTable = setEnumerator.current();             info(strfmt("Customer: %1",custTable.AccountNum));         }     } } Common mistake when creating a set of recIds