Module 1: INTRODUCTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 for Retail in eCommerce Stores: Installation and Configuration
Module 2: ECOMMERCE ARCHITECTURE
Module 3: INSTALLING ECOMMERCE COMPONENTS
- Lesson 1: Pre-installation Tasks
- Lesson 2: Deploy Retail Online Channel and Configure Settings
- Lesson 3: For Server Farm: Configure Settings in the oob-topology.xml File
- Lesson 4: Execute PowerShell Scripts to Deploy and Configure Online Store
- Lesson 5: Verifying the Retail Online Store Deployment and Troubleshooting
Module 4: ONLINE STORE SET UP AND PUBLISHING
- Lesson 1: Setting up Online Store Integration
- Lesson 2: Creating Online Store Navigation Structure
- Lesson 3: Creating and Configuring Online Store
- Lesson 4: Configuring Data Distribution and Publishing an Online Store
- Lesson 5: Managing and Publishing Online Store Products
- Lesson 6: Setting Up Shipping Charges for the Online Store
Module 6: ECOMMERCE DEPLOYMENT TOPOLOGY
Lesson 3: Commerce Data Exchange
Commerce Data Exchange
Commerce Data Exchange : This lesson discusses the Commerce Data Exchange and the services it comprises.
The objective is to describe Commerce Data Exchange services—the Synch Service and the Real-Time Service.
Commerce Data Exchange
Commerce Data Exchange (CDX) is the communications mechanism of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail.
CDX is illustrated in the following diagram
CDX provides two services: Synch Service and Real-time Service, as follows:
- CDX Synch Service is a service that periodically shares data among Retail components, including the head office, online storefronts, and retail stores. Instances of CDX Synch Service run at each site.
CDX Real Time Service provides real-time, synchronous communication between the head office and online stores and between the head office and retail stores.
CDX Synch Service
CommerceDataExchange: Synch Service is the integrated service that periodically replicates data between the Microsoft Dynamics AX database and store databases, including both online stores and brick-and-mortar stores.
Synch Service runs as a Microsoft Windows service, DBServer.exe, that listens for incoming requests or packages. If the service receives a read instruction, it connects to the source database, reads data, and stores the data in a data package file.
Synch Service aggregates data into the fewest possible packages and multicasts those packages. In this manner, Synch Service can update multiple recipients with information such as price changes, but can also minimize network load.
All data transfer requests, such as requests to send data to an online store or upload the sales transactions, are initiated by Retail Scheduler. Synch Service supplies the data transfer mechanism. A package can contain data from more than one database table.
You can run a single instance of a Synch Service in the head office, or you can also distribute the communication load by running multiple instances of Synch Service at the head office.