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What's new: Enterprise Search [AX 2012]

Updated: October 23, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Enterprise Search lets users search through data, metadata, and documents that are attached to records. Users can search for common nouns, such as “customer” and “cash flow report.” Users can also search for specific data, such as a customer name, product ID, or telephone number.

All aspects of crawling, indexing, and retrieving Microsoft Dynamics AX data and metadata for Search are performed by one of the following products:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

  • Microsoft Search Server 2010 or Microsoft Search Server Express 2010

  • Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

One of these products must be available in the computing environment before you can install Enterprise Search. For more information about Enterprise Search, see Enterprise Search.

What can you do?

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Why is this important?

Deploy Search from Setup.

Search had to be installed and configured from multiple forms in the client.

The Search server is centralized, and Setup verifies that the SharePoint Technology prerequisites are available on the server.

Centralized deployment by using Setup makes the deployment and configuration process more efficient.

Use enhanced search capabilities.

Search did not include metadata and documents that are attached to records.

Search includes data, metadata, and documents that are attached to records.

Users can search Microsoft Dynamics AX data by using common nouns, such as “customer” or “cash flow report,” or they can search for specific data, such as a customer name, product ID, or telephone number.

Use the improved search box.

The search box was located in a form that was difficult to locate, and search queries could not be refined.

The search box is prominently displayed, and there are several options that let users refine search queries.

Searches are more efficient and easier to use.


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).
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