Saturday, 1 December 2012

MS Dynamics AX 2012 Simple Purchase Order Workflow Walkthrough

Assalam O Alikum Guys,

Today we are going to see a simple workflow available in MS Dynamics AX 2012, also what basic setups must be done before configuring any of the workflow available in modules. 

Number Sequence

In System Administration > Setup > System Parameters > Number Sequence set the number sequence for Workflow ID

Batch Groups
  1. Navigate to System Administration > Setups > Batch Group
  2. Create three batch groups 
  4. Make sure select appropriate Batch servers for the batch groups.

Workflow Infrastructure Configuration Wizard 
  1. Navigate to Workflow Infrastructure Configuration through System Administration > Setup > Work flow
  2. In this wizard you are required to provide batch groups we created in first setup
  3. Click Next
  4. Select MSGPRO and Click Next
  5. Select DUEDATE | Set hours (1 For Due Date) and Click Next 
  6. Select LINEITEM | Set Minutes (1 For Lineitem Work Flow) and Click Next 
  7. Click Finish [ See Screen Snap Below ]
  8. You can confirm that batches are waiting for execution by Inquiring Batch Jobs
  9. Navigate to System Administration > Inquiries > Batch Jobs [ See Screen Snap Below ]

Example Workflow Purchase Order Approval

We are going to create a new Purchase Order Approval Workflow, Specially for Purchase Workflow we need to Activate Change Management at Procurement & Sourcing > Setup > Procurement & Sourcing Parameters > General
  1. Navigate to Procurement & Sourcing > Setup > Procurement & Sourcing Workflows
  2. Click New, Select Purchase Order Workflow and Click Create Workflow
  3. From the left hand side pan (WorkFlow elements), drag/drop Approve Purchase Order element to main workflow screen
  4. Click properties on Top Pan
  5. Select on which events Notifications should be sent
  6. Double click the  Approve Purchase Order element
  7. Click Step 1, Click Assignment on Top Pan
  8. Click User on Selection
  9. Click User Tab
  10. Add user [ Better create another user for approval ]
  11. Click Basic Settings
  12. Enter Subject and Message for Workflow
  13. Click Save and Close
  14. Click Ok
  15. Activate the Version, Click Ok
You have created the basic workflow.

Unable to add placeholder in MS Dynamics AX 2012 Workflow

I stuck in an strange issue, and was unable to resolve, I goggled and was unable to find any blog, knowledge base, or any other help. Actually I was in middle of creating a workflow for Vendor Bank Remitance and was unable to complete it as I wan unable to add any place holders.

I created a new legal entity, and tried to create same workflow and field was there. When I looked at in more details I found out that form is based on current language. I just navigate to Organisation Administration > Setup > Organisation > Legal Entities > Remove the language > Closed the form and re-add language as en-us. 

It resolved the issue,  Hope this helps any one out there.