Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operation - online
Microsoft Dynamics D365 Finance and Operations support

Overview

The document contains information about the configurations needed to connect Dynamics Mobile App with Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO
This allows the mobile apps developed on top of Dynamics Mobile SDK to :
    consume data originating from D365 FO in offline mode
    send transactions to D365 FO
    consume, create, update data originating from D365 FO
    in online mode ( also called Livelink)

Prerequisites

    Microsoft Dynamics D365 FO instance with the following setups:
      Activated ODATA service for each, entity which needs to be consumed via Livelink
      ODATA interface visible via internet from Dynamics Mobile Cloud

Configuration

Dynamics Mobile needs certain configurations to be made in order to be able to connect to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
The configuration for D365 FO
includes 2 main sections:
    Live Link configuration - controls the way the mobile applications consume data from D365 FO in real-time (VAN Sales, Warehouse&Inventory, Approvals)
    Sync configuration - controls the way the mobile applications consume data from D365 FO
    for off-line mode ( VAN Sales, Surveys, Smart Trade)
If the mobile applications needs to consume on-line data via livelink, the administrator needs to activate and configure the live link. The live link configuration is provided for each user role, separately. via the User Role's Settings screen. Please consult with the following page for general information about working with User Role Settings
Livelink for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations requires the following parameters to be provided
Parameter name
Values
Notes
type
d365fo
Must have value d365fo
authType
ntlm
The type of authentication during authentication sessions to D365 FO
. Only ntlm is currently supported.
servicePath
string
The path portion of the URL used to connect to D365 FO
MyFOInstancePath/OData
host
string
The name of the host (internet name) where the instance is visible via internet. It may be DNS name or IP address
d365fo.mycompany.com
port
number
the TCP port where the D365FO service is published
protocol
http or https
The protocol used to communicate with the instance. Supported are http or https.
userName
string
The username from D365 FO used by Dynamics Mobile to authenticate against D365 FO
password
string
The password from D365 FOused by Dynamics Mobile to authenticate against D365 FO
workstation
string
Name of the workstation ( machine name) used for NTLM authentication purposes
domain
string
Name of the windows domain used for NTLM authentication purposes
The format of the setting in the User Role, requires the settings to be wrapped in an object property with name liveLinkService_[MYNAME] , where NAME is arbitrary name dependent on the actual mobile or backend application.
The following example configures a service called warehouseService.
It will allow the mobile devices to use livelink configuration called "warehouseService"
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{
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"language": "en",
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....
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"liveLinkService_warehouseService": {
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"type":"d365fo",
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"authType":"ntlm",
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"servicePath":"D365FO/ODATA",
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"host":"d365fo.mycompany.com",
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"port":"443",
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"protocol":"http",
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"userName":"myuser",
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"password":"123",
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"workstation":"myservermachinename",
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"domain":"mydomain"
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}
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...
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}
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Sync connection activation

The mobile apps which needs to consume and send offline data from Microsoft Dynamics Business Central need to have a "syncMethod" setting in the User Role of the mobile users who needs it.
The syncMethod has the following attributes (same as for livelink):
Parameter name
Values
Notes
type
d365fo
Must have value d365fo
authType
ntlm
The type of authentication during authentication sessions to D365 FO. Only ntlm is currently supported.
servicePath
string
The path portion of the URL used to connect to D365 FO.
MyInstancePath/OData
host
string
The name of the host (internet name) where the instance is visible via internet. It may be DNS name or IP address
d365fo.mycompany.com
port
number
the TCP port where the BC service is published
protocol
http or https
The protocol used to communicate with the instance. Supported are http or https.
userName
string
The username from D365 FO used by Dynamics Mobile to authenticate against D365 FO
password
string
The password from D365 FO used by Dynamics Mobile to authenticate against D365 FO
workstation
string
Name of the workstation ( machine name) used for NTLM authentication purposes
domain
string
Name of the windows domain used for NTLM authentication purposes

Settings example

The format of the setting in the User Role, requires the settings to be wrapped in an object property with name liveLinkService_[MYNAME] , where NAME is arbitrary name dependent on the actual mobile or backend application.
The following example configures a service called warehouseService.
It will allow the mobile devices to consume offline data from BC.
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{
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"language": "en",
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....
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"syncMethod": {
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"type":"d365fo",
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"authType":"ntlm",
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"servicePath":"Service/ODATA",
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"host":"d365fo.mycompany.com",
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"port":"443",
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"protocol":"https",
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"userName":"myuser",
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"password":"123",
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"workstation":"myservermachinename",
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"domain":"mydomain"
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}
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...
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}
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