Deprecated: Commerce Data Exchange: Synch Service [AX 2012]

Updated: March 28, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Commerce Data Exchange: Synch Service (Retail Store Connect) is the integrated service that periodically replicates data between the Microsoft Dynamics AX database and store databases.

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.



Reason for deprecation

The feature was completely redesigned to improve performance and scalability.

Replaced by another feature

Yes. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, the functionality has been replaced by Commerce Data Exchange: Async Server and Commerce Data Exchange: Async Client. For backward compatibility (N-1), Synch Service is still available in AX 2012 R3.

For more information, see Commerce Data Exchange.

Modules affected


Changes to installation

Because the server and client components are separate, the installer has been modified so that Async Server and Async Client can be installed separately.

Changes to upgrade

No change. As in earlier versions, the Commerce Data Exchange components and configuration are not upgraded.

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