Way back I had created an exchange rate provider using Yahoo! Finance services. So, today I thought I would share this code that has been sitting with me for a long time. I have created a Codeplex project to start the sharing. I want to also encourage others to start sharing if they have developed their own exchange rate provider using other services.
I am more than happy to add anyone who wants to contribute as a developer or I can upload it for them (and mention their name on the main page). I think we can all benefit from these being freely available or if Microsoft can include it in their product eventually as standards.
Download the Yahoo! Finance exchange provider class xpo, import it into your environment, compile + CIL compile, restart your client and start using it.
Once you have done the right thing. It should be available for configuring.
Then, you should be able to run it.
More information to get you started:
To learn on how to use the exchange rates, this is a nice user guide that Murray Fife has written up.
This is a good whitepaper to get developers started on developing. Creating Exchange Rate Providers for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
At the end of the day – it is single class that you have to write to develop new exchange rate providers.
It would be nice to also get some tester on this project. Feedback would be appreciated.
Final disclaimer: I take no responsibility for this. Use at your own discretion.