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Embedding PowerView Dashboards In Dynamics AX 2012

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PowerView is a great tool for giving the users interactive analytics. Wouldn’t it be nice though if the users were able to open up the views directly from the AX client rather than having to go to …

PowerView is a great tool for giving the users interactive analytics. Wouldn’t it be nice though if the users were able to open up the views directly from the AX client rather than having to go to another browser?

In this worked example we will show a quick and easy modification that will allow you to embed PowerViews in the AX client.

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  • 1. Dynamics AX | PowerView | SQL 2012 | Business IntelligenceEMBEDDING POWERVIEW DASHBOARDS INAX MENUS PowerView is a great tool for giving the users interactive analytics. Wouldn’t it be nice though if the users were able to open up the views directly from the AX client rather than having to go to another browser? In this worked example we will show a quick and easy modification that will allow you to embed PowerViews in the AX client. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Find YourPowerViewDashboardThe first step in the process is to find your PowerViewdashboard URL. You can go directly to the dashboard likeI have done here and you can just grab the URL from thebrowser bar. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Create A NewProjectNow we want to update our menus to include a link to thedashboard. So I’ll create a new project. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Create ADashboard GroupIn The MenuNow I will copy over the Sales & Marketing menustructure from the AOT into my new project so that I canadd a new menu group and menu item for my dashboard. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Create ADashboard GroupIn The MenuHere we just create a new submenu and call it“Dashboards”. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Add YourDashboard MenuItemAnd then add a new menu item to the submenu. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Create A PowerViewViewerBefore we can configure the menu item, we need tocreate a form container for the PowerView dashboard sothat we can view it. To start, we will add a new form tothe project. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Create A PowerViewViewerAnd then give it a name. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Create A PowerViewViewerThen in the Design View of the form, I will add a browsercontrol to house the dashboard view. Start off by addingan ActiveX control. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Create A PowerViewViewerThen add a Microsoft Web Browser control. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Create A PowerViewViewerAnd we will give it a proper name. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Create A PowerViewViewerIn order for the control to be populated, we will alsooverride the “enter” method of the control. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Create A PowerViewViewerUsing the Navigate() method, we can then tell the controlto go to the PowerView URL that we grabbed in the veryfirst step of the process. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 14. Create A PowerViewViewerAlso, we want the browser control to resize to fit thewindow. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Create A PowerViewViewerBecause we want this view to show up in the main area ofthe AX Rich Client, we need to change the Window Typeproperty to be “ContentPage” © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Create A NewMenu Item ActionFinally we need to add a menu item action that will openup the form so that we can add it to the menu wecreated. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Create A NewMenu Item ActionIn the Object we should be able to find the from that wejust created. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 18. Link Your Menu &FormNow that we have the form, and the action, we can returnto the menu that we created, and we will be able to seethe Menu Item Action that we just defined. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 19. Link Your Menu &FormFinally set the IsDisplayedInContentArea to Yes. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 20. Dashboards in AXNow when we open up our menu, there is a new sectionin there for Dashboards with a link to our PowerViewform. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 21. Dashboards in AXWe can view and interact with the dashboard from here… © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 22. Dashboards in AXAnd also edit it if we want. Very cool. © 2013. All rights reserved.
  • 23. AboutMurray Fife

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