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Installation Instructions

he Boötes AX7 Bound Grid control requires a Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations development machine with Update 8 or higher. Contact support@bootes.co if you intend to install this component in Update 7 or lower.

1. Download the Boötes AX7 Bound Grid Control from this link:

Trial Version

The downloaded .zip file can be installed by following the instructions in the article " Install a deployable package" in https://docs.microsoft.com.

The downloaded file needs to be unblocked. Right click on the downloaded file:

File Properties Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Click on Properties.

Unblock file Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Check the unblock check box and click Apply and then OK to close.

2. Unzip the Bootes_AX7_Bound_Grid_Control_XXX_T.zip file to a directory on your hard drive (XXX is a placeholder for the version number, T is for Trial, R is for Release, SC is for source code). For this install guide we're going to unzip the file to C:\Bootes_AX7_Bound_Grid_Control_CTP1_T.

3. Modify the file C:\Bootes_AX7_Bound_Grid_Control_CTP1_T\DefaultTopologyData.xml to include the following:

Change localhost to YourComputerName. To determine your computer name, right click on the windows icon:

Windows Icon

And then click on system:

System

The computer name is outlined in yellow, in this case it is DEPTEST12-7-3:

Machine name windows

4. Generate a Runbook using this command:

    AXUpdateInstaller.exe generate -runbookid="D08DB6BE54F8-runbook" -topologyfile="DefaultTopologyData.xml" -servicemodelfile="DefaultServiceModelData.xml" -runbookfile="D08DB6BE54F8-runbook.xml"

Always remember to change the D08DB6BE54F8-runbook part to make it unique.

5. Import the Runbook using this command:

AXUpdateInstaller.exe import -runbookfile="D08DB6BE54F8-runbook.xml"

6. Verify the Runbook using this command:

AXUpdateInstaller.exe list

7. Execute the Runbook using this command:

AXUpdateInstaller.exe execute -runbookid="D08DB6BE54F8-runbook"

8. The Runbook might fail in a step as described here. To solve this you must simply re-run the step using this command:

AXUpdateInstaller.exe execute -runbookid="D08DB6BE54F8-runbook" -rerunstep=4

Important: re-run the step that ended in a failed state, it could be step 3 and not 4 like in the above example.

9. Open Visual Studio, import the C:\Bootes_AX7_Bound_Grid_Control_CTP1\BootesAX7BoundGridDemo.axpp project:

Visual Studio - Import Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Project

Import the project into a new solution:

Visual Studio - Import the project into a new solution

10. Build the solution by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B or clicking on Build > Build Solution.

Build Solution - Visual Studio

Or by doing a Full Build:

Full Build - Boötes AX7 Bound Grid Control - Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

11. Synchronize the database.

Synchronize the database - Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

12. Run the solution by pressing F5 or Debug > Start Debugging:

Start Debugging - Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

13. Click on Setup Test Data:

Setup test data - Boötes AX7 Bound Grid Control Demo Program

The installation of the Boötes AX7 Bound Grid Control is now complete.