Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 for Retail-Development & Customization

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 for Retail-Development and Customization

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Lesson 1: Features and Components

Features and Components

Features and Components : This lesson describes the features and components of the e-commerce site.

Lesson Objectives

Explain the features and components of the e-commerce site.

Overview

The e-commerce site is built by using the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 cross-site publishing platform. Cross-site publishing uses one or more authoring site collections to author and store content, and one or more publishing site collections to control the user interface (UI) of the site and to show content. The authoring site collection can contain catalogs such as Pages libraries, and lists of items that are tagged with metadata. These catalogs are indexed by the search system and made available to the publishing site collection. The publishing site collection displays previously indexed data on web pages by using search-driven web parts.

In e-commerce, the authoring site collection is called the “Product catalog site”. This site is an internal only site and can be accessed by content authors and internal employees, whereas the publishing site is the public-facing site that can be accessed by anonymous users for online shopping.

The Detail Architecture of the Online Store figure shows the logical architecture and the flow of information between some features and components that are discussed in this section.

Commerce Runtime (CRT)

The Microsoft Dynamics AX commerce runtime (CRT) serves as the engine for a retail It connects to a CRT database that stores business data for the e-commerce site. The Microsoft Dynamics AX commerce runtime is a set of Dlls that perform business logic and data processing for an online store. The CRT has four layers (data access, services, workflow, API) and a database. The CRT is installed as part of the e-commerce site.

Database

The online store uses this database as a data store before it moves data into SharePoint. By default, the database is named AxRetailSP. This name can be changed during the deployment of the online store. This database contains data that is used by the CRT, products retailed data and the hierarchy in which the product should be displayed on the e-commerce site

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