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Port conflict with existing application- D365 Data entity Import/Export Error Unable to start Azure Table Storage

As I posted in previous post, I was getting issue of Azure table storage services while D365 import/ export data through data entity.

Whenever I was facing the above issue then i used to run the BAT file command in previous post  D365 Data entity Import/Export Error Unable to connect to the remote server’ Error with Azure Table Storage.


Suddenly i started getting an error of Port conflict with existing application while starting the services of Azure table storage.

Microsoft Azure Tools: Failed to initialize Microsoft Azure storage emulator. Port conflict with existing application.

By default, Azure storage emulator is using port number 100001000110002 for Blob, Queue and Table services respectively.

If you have existing applications using these port numbers and can’t be changed, you can resolve the port conflict by changing Azure storage emulator default port numbers to avoid port conflict as the steps below:

  1. Stop your Azure storage emulator service
  2. Go to your storage emulator default installation folder, which is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\Storage Emulator
  3. Open the AzureStorageEmulator.exe.config file for edit
  4. Edit the default port numbers as shown below enter image description here
  5. Start your Azure storage emulator service.

You should expect the Azure storage emulator to start successfully without any port conflict.

Happy Daxing. 🙂


D365 Data entity Import/Export Error Unable to connect to the remote server’ Error with Azure Table Storage

I was trying to export the data from standard/Custom data entity on my local for D365O and started getting error “No export file found for entity”

When i click on export its shows me executed successfully but when i click on download file it throw me below error

Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.StorageException: Unable to connect to the remote server —> System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server —> Sys
Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException:
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.Core.Executor.Executor.ExecuteSync[T](RESTCommand`1 cmd, IRetryPolicy policy, OperationContext operationContext)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.Core.Executor.Executor.ExecuteSync[T](RESTCommand`1 cmd, IRetryPolicy policy, OperationContext operationContext)
   at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.Table.CloudTable.Exists(Boolean primaryOnly, TableRequestOptions requestOptions, OperationContext operationContext)
   at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.Table.CloudTable.CreateIfNotExists(TableRequestOptions requestOptions, OperationContext operationContext)
   at Microsoft.DynamicsOnline.Infrastructure.Components.TableAccessor.TableStorageAccessor.PerformOperation(CloudStorageAccount storageAccount, String tableName, Func`1 operation)
   at Microsoft.DynamicsOnline.Infrastructure.Components.TableAccessor.TableStorageAccessor.AddRecord[T](CloudStorageAccount storageAccount, String tableName, T record)
   at Microsoft.DynamicsOnline.Infrastructure.Components.SharedServiceUnitStorage.SharedServiceUnitStorage.CreateData(SharedServiceUnitStorageData data, Boolean setDirectPathWhenAvailable)
   at Dynamics.AX.Application.DmfDataPopulation.`getBlobWriteUrlInCategory(Guid _fileId, String _fileName, Boolean getDirectBlobLinkWhenAvailable, String category) in xppSource://Source/ApplicationFoundation\AxClass_DmfDataPopulation.xpp:line 153
   at Dynamics.AX.Application.DmfDataPopulation.getBlobWriteUrlInCategory(Guid _fileId, String _fileName, Boolean getDirectBlobLinkWhenAvailable, String category)
   at Dynamics.AX.Application.DmfDataPopulation.`getAzureBlobWriteUrl(Guid _fileId, String _fileName, String category, Boolean @category_IsDefaultSet) in xppSource://Source/ApplicationFoundation\AxClass_DmfDataPopulation.xpp:line 111
   at Dynamics.AX.Application.DmfDataPopulation.getAzureBlobWriteUrl(Guid _fileId, String _fileName, String category, Boolean @category_IsDefaultSet)
   at Dynamics.AX.Application.DmfDataPopulation.getAzureBlobWriteUrl(Guid _fileId, String _fileName)

 at Dynamics.AX.Application.DMFGenerateSSISPackage.`generateFileDataV2(DMFDefinitionGroupExecution _dmfDefinitionGroupExecution, String _defGroupName, DMFFileFormat _fileFormat, DMFDelimiter _rowDelimiter, DMFDelimiter _columnDelimiter, String _codePage, String _locale, NoYes _isFirstRowHeader, NoYes _unicode, String _source, String _textQualifier, DMFXMLStyle _style, String _rootElement, String _filePath, Map _entitySyncVersion, Int32 _previewCount, Boolean @_entitySyncVersion_IsDefaultSet, Boolean @_previewCount_IsDefaultSet) in xppSource://Source/ApplicationFoundation\AxClass_DMFGenerateSSISPackage.xpp:line 1073
Request Information

This is because of cache of azure blob storage or azure store emulator stopped working.

This will appear when you try to export/ import the data from D365 or with recurring scheduled import/export job as well.


You can create an BAT File and run as administrator on your D365 VM machine.

SET emu="%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\Storage Emulator\AzureStorageEmulator.exe"
%emu% stop
%emu% clear all
%emu% start

This will clear out the blob storage and restart the emulator.


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To Debug Ax Service Operations Framework

To debug the Dynamics Ax, service operations (SysOperationService) framework, change the following method as follows…

Classes –> SysOperationRPCFrameworkService –>runServiceOperation


/*return SysDictClass::invokeStaticMethodIL(classStr(SysOperationServiceController),

                                        staticMethodStr(SysOperationServiceController, runServiceOperation),

                                        [controllerClassId, packedController]);*/

return SysOperationServiceController::runServiceOperation([controllerClassId, packedController]);

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How to select multiple records from lookup-Part-1(SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl)

Today i would share how to create a lookup to select multiple items in Dynamics AX 2012 forms.

In normal lookup methods we can only select one item at a time but in AX 2012 has introduced new class SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl to achieve the same without any hassle.

There are multiple ways to achieve the same but today i will demonstrate how can we have a site lookup with provision to select more then one item selection on parameter form in dynamics ax.

Multiselect lookup.png


  1. Create a Query named InventSiteQR that will contains data source e. InventSiteas shown in the below figure.

QueryMultiple lookup.PNG

2.Create the control on the form, set the auto declaration property to yes

Multiselect lookup

3.Declare instance of class SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl In the Class Declaration of the form:

public final class FormRun extends ObjectRun
 SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl msCtrlSite;


4.Write below code in the Init method of the form:

public void init()
 msCtrlSite = SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl::construct(element, SplitCostingProd, 
querystr(InventSiteQR),false, [tableNum(InventSite), fieldNum(InventSite, SiteId)]);

5.Add new field container type on parameter table named InventSiteCon

6.Write below code on the active method of form parameter table data source to update the control on load of the form:

public int active()

7.Write below code on the modified method of form control to get the selected record values from lookup and update those values to parameter Table:

public boolean modified()
 boolean ret;
 container conSite;
 RefRecId recid;
 int i;
 InventSite inventSite;
 container roleIds, roleNames;

 ret = super();
 conSite = msCtrlSite.get();
 for(i = 1;i<=conLen(conSite);i ++)
 recid = conPeek(conSite,i);
 select firstOnly inventSite where inventSite.RecId == recid;
 roleIds += inventSite.RecId;
 roleNames += inventSite.SiteId;
 ProdParameters.InventSiteCon = [roleIds,roleNames];
 return ret;


Thats it. Happy Daxing 🙂


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Disable Form grid column automatic sorting feature

I have been asked by customer to enable sorting only on one field and one should not be able to sort by using other grid fields/controls.

in simple words he wants me to disable automatic sorting feature on other fields on grid except one so that when the user clicks the column header, the order displayed would not change.

i found dynamics community conversation to achieve this quick manner.I have added an override method sort() on each grid control where i wants to disable automatic sorting and also blocked super.

sort method


public int sort(SortOrder _sortDirection)
 int ret;

 //ret = super(_sortDirection);

 return ret;


Happy Daxing 🙂

References :
How can I disable the automatic sort on the grid?
Preventing users from sorting a grid


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Fill color in Grid records based on condition flag in AX

My client requirement was to change the grid row’s color in dynamics ax 2012 on the condition basis.

There is a method displayOption() method on a form data source which can be useful to highlight particular rows on grid, based on the data in the record. displayOption() method will execute once for each record before the record is displayed on the form.

public void displayOption(Common _record, FormRowDisplayOption _options)
 #define.DeepSkyBlue(0, 191, 255)

 if (_record.(fieldnum(ProdTable,ProdStatus))==ProdStatus::ReportedFinished)

 super(_record, _options);

Happy Daxing 🙂

Reference :
Highlighting record in Grid

How to change grid row color in listpage form in Dynamics Ax 2012


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How to pass more than one record between two forms?

I come through one client requirement to pass multiple selected records from one form to another,The Scenario is when user opens Form-A, selects multiple records and then clicks a button that opens Form-B. there Form-B will receive only those selected records at Form-A.

There are multiple ways to pass single selected record and we can also pass multiple records through container or temporary table for instance:

Write below code on clicked event of menu item button on Form-A which will open Form-B,This is typical and traditional way to achieve this requirement in all versions of AX.

int         recordsCount;
CustTrans custTrans;
container   con;
Args        args = newArgs();

// gets the total records selected
recordsCount = custTrans_ds.recordsMarked().lastIndex();
custTrans= custTrans_ds.getFirst(1);
    // storing recid of selected record in container
    con = conIns(con,1, custTrans.RecId);
    custTrans = custTrans_ds.getNext(); // moves to next record
// passing container converted to string 

Then on Form-B, we need to override the init() method to receive the args that we created on clicked event

public void init()
    container   con;
    int         i;
    // string to container
    con = str2con(element.args().parm(),'','');    
    // for sorting
    for(i = 1;i<= conLen(con) ;i++)

In Dynamics AX 2009,MultiSelectionHelper class is introduced but commonly used in AX 2012 on multiple places, we can write minimal code to achieve the same.

Enable the multi-select property to Yes and on Form-B, we need to override the init() method to load the selected record at Form-A

public void init()
    MultiSelectionHelper helper;
    if (element.args() && element.args().caller() && element.args().record())
        helper= MultiSelectionHelper::createFromCaller(element.args().caller());        
        fieldstr(CustTrans, RecId));



Happy Daxing 🙂



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