Monday, October 24, 2011

Dynamics AX Log On Failed on Reporting Services


I am getting a logon failure when running reporting services for dynamics.


Make sure the business connector credentials are correct.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Seconds to actual time in C#

I always used to have issues when debugging time related issues in AX. Time is saved in seconds so many time when you want to know the actual time associated with it in hh : mm :  ss, you will either have to do it in mind or use a calculator. In order to simplify debugging I have created a small C# based console application that takes seconds as input and returns the time in actual format.

The code is below and you can compile it in visual studio to make it work.


Download the application from here.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace Decimal2Hours
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            while (true)

        public static string ConvertDecimalToHours(string paramHours)
            int realPart;
            int decimalPart;
            decimal hours;
            string hoursStr;
            string minStr;
            int decimalLocation;
            string finalMinutes;
            decimal _hours = decimal.Parse(paramHours);
                hours = _hours;
                hoursStr = hours.ToString();
                decimalLocation = hoursStr.IndexOf(".");
                hoursStr = hoursStr.Substring(0, decimalLocation);
                hoursStr = hoursStr.Trim(new char[] { '.' });
                minStr = hours.ToString();
                minStr = minStr.Substring(decimalLocation);
                minStr = minStr.Trim(new char[] { '.' });
                realPart = Convert.ToInt32(hoursStr);
                decimalPart = Convert.ToInt32(Math.Floor((decimal)Convert.ToDecimal("0." + minStr) * 60));
                finalMinutes = (realPart.ToString().Length == 1 ? "0" + realPart.ToString() : realPart.ToString())
                                + ":" +
                                (decimalPart.ToString().Length == 1 ? "0" + decimalPart.ToString() : decimalPart.ToString());
                return finalMinutes;
                return paramHours;

        public static string ConvertSecondsToHoursMinutes(string paramSeconds)
            string finalTime;
            int seconds = Convert.ToInt32(paramSeconds);
            int result;
            int hours = Math.DivRem(seconds, 60 * 60, out result);
            seconds = result;
            int minutes = Math.DivRem(seconds, 60, out result);
            seconds = result;

            finalTime = hours.ToString() + " : " + minutes.ToString() + " : " + seconds.ToString();

            return finalTime;

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dynamics AX Excel Sheet Import, In Correct Time Values

Whenever I import an excel sheet containing a timing point, it is converted to 1 second less than the actual value. 

This is a known issue and you can look at for the resolution and workaround. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SharePoint Database Configuration Failed

Query :

I changed the DNS IP today and was unable to connect to SharePoint database. The error that i am getting is "Failed to connect to the configuration database"

Answer :
There can be many factors to cause this issue. You can read about this issue at "". 

One more issue can be the change of the IP of your DNS Server. In order to resolve most of the issues you can create a new database using the following command,

  "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\PSCONFIG.EXE" -cmd configdb -create -database