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利用数据配置模板实现Dynamics 365财务和运营的数据导入导出无缝管理 / Take advantage of configuration data templates for seamless data import and export management in your Dynamics 365 For finance and operations implementation

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Dynamics 365 财务和运营 - 企业版 的数据管理框架提供了先进的数据管理功能,使整个数据导出和导入非常简单,适用于标准Dynamics 365的数据实体和根据您的业​​务需求开发的任何自定义实体。该框架为您的数据导出和导入管理提供了一个易于使用的前端界面,因此Dynamics 365的常规专业用户可以与其交互,而无需高级的开发和数据库知识。   在今天的这篇文章中,让我们讨论一下这个数据管理框架的一个称为“数据模板”的功能,它将帮助您加快Dynamics 365实施中的数据配置和导出/导入管理。  

数据配置模板

那么,这些数据配置模板是什么?在每个D365FO(Dynamics AX早期版本)实施过程中总会做的事情之一是使用Excel电子表格跟踪和主数据、设置配置清单、及其导入顺序。虽然这起作用,但它也需要大量的人工干预和监督,并可能导致大量人为错误。   D365FO中的数据配置模板基本上是每个模块区域的数据实体的预定义列表,它们按顺序排列,因此数据导入将自动按正确顺序处理。这可以减少数据导入序列中的人为错误,节省大量的数据导入/导出时间。 模板使用单位,级别和序列号(将在下面讨论更多)以及数据实体之间的预定义依赖关系进行排序。例如,在导入/上传客户主数据之前,您需要确保所有数字序列格式,客户群组,支付条款等在此之前导入。数据配置模板解决了这个问题,并负责排序。 让我们现在了解这些数据模板下面的内容以及这些模板在D365FO中的管理方式。
  • 微软在2017年7月的更新中开始发布这些预定义的数据模板,这些模板现在直接在D365FO中提供。导航到系统管理>数据管理工作区>单击模板磁贴,然后单击加载默认模板 按钮。这将加载Microsoft提供的所有默认模板。

加载默认模板 :将来,这些资源将在LCS(生命周期服务)的共享资产库中提供,就像Power BI报告模型,软件可部署软件包等其他资产一样。 

  • 您可以使用这些开箱即用的模板,对其进行修改以满足您的业务需求,或者您甚至可以创建自己的模板并定义其下的实体。例如,您可能已经自定义了D365FO以满足您的业务需求,并且您可能为此创建了各种自定义数据实体。所以你可以创建自己的模板并包含这些实体。

自定义数据模板

  • 这些实体如何在数据模板中进行序列处理?模板的“实体”选项卡下的“执行单元”,“执行单元中的级别”和“序列”字段定义实体如何处理序列。
    • 执行单位:并行处理具有不同单位的实体。
    • 执行单元中的级别:并行处理单元中具有相同级别的实体。
    • 序号:在同一级别,实体根据序号进行处理。
注意:在未来的某个时间点,微软将使您能够在将实体添加到模板时自动进行排序,并且他们会尝试为每个标准D365FO配置和设置提供模板

单元级别和序列号

  • 模块类别标签代表更好地了解实体类别或分类。模块表示实体所属的D365的实际模块名称,实体类别显示该实体是否与设置数据,参考数据或主数据相关,并且标签显示附加信息标签。

模块标签和类别

  • 此模板还有其他一些功能,以便您可以导出和导入模板,在Excel中打开数据模板中的实体列表以更改单元,级别,序列,模块,标签等,或者甚至可以创建来自数据项目的模板。

其他杂项特征 现在,让我们看看我们如何在实际的数据项目中使用这些数据模板(预定义或自定义创建)来导出或导入。

  • 导航到系统管理>数据管理>单击导入磁贴。

演示模板导入数据项目

  • 输入项目的名称,然后单击保存。现在点击“ 应用模板 ”按钮。您将看到您可以选择的所有数据模板并将它们添加到数据项目中。您可以添加多个数据模板。假设我想使用GL共享数据模板来加载GL共享区域的所有数据。我可以选择它并选择首选的源类型(EXCEL,CSV等),然后单击确定按钮。

在数据项目上选择数据模板

  • 请注意,所有属于GL共享数据模板一部分的数据实体都会自动加载,并且这些实体的所有级别和顺序也将从模板设置继承。现在,您可以上传所有这些实体的Excel /源数据文件并安排数据项目运行。它将运行并根据模板中的定义以正确的顺序自动处理实体。
这当然是一个巨大的节省时间,你不必选择个别实体,并一个接一个地记住它们的序列。

数据实体在DP中加载

  • 同样,您也可以使用模板进行导出,以便系统将自动为每个模块提供所有源文件,具体取决于您在项目中选择的数据模板。

使用模板导出

  • 例如,我已经将相同的GL共享模板导出到数据项目中,并在几秒钟内将所有相关数据实体导出了超过500条记录。

数据实体导出

  • 我现在可以下载这些软件包并查看这些文件中的数据。见下面的截图。

数据包导出导出的Data.png

 我发现这个功能非常有用,这将有助于节省数据导出/导入的大量时间,并且还将使不是系统专家的用户能够利用这些模板无缝导出和导入所有必需模块的数据。这也是朝着尽可能标准化数据配置迈出的重要一步,这样客户就不必在每次实施中重新发明轮子。这是这个职位。敬请关注 !!

   

The Data Management Framework of Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations – Enterprise Edition provides advanced data management capabilities which makes the overall data export and import really seamless easy, for both standard Dynamics 365 data entities as well as any custom entities that you might have development for your business requirements. This framework provides a easy to use front end interface for your data export and import management, so that a regular pro users of Dynamics 365 can interact with it, without requiring advanced knowledge of development and database.

In this post today, let us discuss about one of the features of this Data Management framework called the “Data Templates”, which will help you accelerate the data configuration and export/import management in your Dynamics 365 Implementation.

Data Config Templates

So, what are these data configuration templates ? One of the things you would have always done in every D365FO (Dynamics AX earlier) implementation, is probably use an excel spreadsheet to keep track of setup and master data configuration checklist and their sequence of import. While this works, it also requires extensive manual tracking, supervision and may lead to lot of human errors and mistakes.

Data configuration templates in D365FO are basically a predefined list of data entities for each module area, which are sequenced , so the data import will be processed in correct order automatically. This reduces human error in the data import sequence, save a huge amount of time in data import/export.

The templates are sequenced using Units, levels and sequence numbers (will discuss more on these below), and predefined dependencies between data entities. For example, before you import/upload your customer master data, you need to make sure all the number sequences formats, customer groups, payment terms etc. are imported prior to that. The data configuration templates addresses this and takes care of sequencing.

Let us now understand what is underneath these data templates and how these are managed in D365FO.

  • Microsoft started releasing these predefined data templates with the July 2017 update and these are right now made available directly within D365FO. Navigate to System Administration > Data Management Workspace > Click Templates tile and click the Load default templates button. This will load all the default templates which are made available by Microsoft.
Load Default Templates Note: In future, these will be made available in the shared asset library of LCS(Lifecycle Services), just like other assets such as the Power BI report models, Software deployable packages etc. 
  • You can use these out of the box templates, modify them to meet your business requirement, or you can even create your own templates and define the entities under it. For example you might have customized D365FO to meet your business needs and you might have created various custom data entities for this. So you can create your own templates and include those entities.
Custom Data Template
  • How are these entities sequences within a data template for processing? The “Execution unit”, “Level in execution unit” and “Sequence” fields under the Entities tab of the templates defines how the entities are sequences for processing.
    • Execution Unit: Entities that have different units are processed in parallel.
    • Level in execution unit: Entities that have the same level within an unit are processed in parallel.
    • Sequence number: With the same level, entities are processed according to their sequence numbers.

Note: At some point in future, Microsoft will make it possible for the sequencing to happen automatically when you add entities to a template and will they will try to provide templates for every standard D365FO configuration and setup.

Unit Level and Sequence Numbers
  • The Module, category and Tags represent the entity category or classification for better understanding. Module represents the actual module name of D365 to which the entity belongs, Entity category shows if the entity is related to setup data, reference data or master data and the tags shows additional information tags.
Module Tag And Category
  • There are other miscellaneous features on this templates so that you can export and import templates, Open the list of entities within a data template in Excel to make changes to Units, levels, sequences, module, tag etc., or you can even create the templates from a data project.
Other Misc Features Now, let us see how we can use these data templates (Predefined or custom created) in an actual Data project for export or import.
  • Navigate to System Administration > Data Management > Click Import tile.
Demo Template Import Data Project
  • Enter a name for the project and click Save. Now click “Apply Template” button. You will see all your data templates that you can select and add them to the data project. You can add more than one data template. Let us say I want to use the GL-Shared data template to load all the data for the GL shared area. I can select that and select preferred source type (EXCEL, CSV etc.) and click OK button.
Select Data Template on Data Project
  • Notice here that all the data entities that were part of the GL-Shared data template are automatically loaded and all the level and sequencing of these entities is also inherited from the template setup. Now, you can just upload the excel/source data files for all these entities and schedule the data project to run. It will run and automatically process the entities in the correct sequence as per the definition in the template.

This is certainly a huge time saver and you don’t have to select individual entities and import them one by one remembering their sequence.

Data Entities loaded in DP
  • Similarly, you can use the templates for exporting too, so that system will automatically provide all the source files for each module, depending on the data template you selected in the project.
Export Using Template
  • As an example, I have exported the same GL Shared template in a data project and it exported all my relevant data entities with more than 500 records within few seconds.
Data Entities Exported
  • I can now download these packages and see the data on the files. See screenshot below.
Data Package Export Exported Data.png I find this feature very useful and this will help save significant time in data export/import and will also enable users who are not experts of the system to seamlessly export and import data for all required modules by leveraging these templates. This is also a great step towards standardizing data configs as much as possible, so that customers don’t have to reinvent the wheel in every implementation. That’s it for this post. Stay tuned !! Sandeep Chaudhury   Tagged: AX 7, D365FO, Data Import and Export, Data Management, Data Management and Reporting, Data Templates, DIXF, DMF, Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations, Dynamics 365 For Operations
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