Configuring a LCS Repository for Electronic Reporting in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

In Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Microsoft provides a large repository for Electronic Reports. These cover a lot of scenarios but for those scenarios that requires custom reports you can use LCS to store these in order to share them between environments.

This requires a configuration in D365

First you need to add a configuration provider:

  1. In D365FO search for “Electronic Reporting”
  2. In the right click Configuration Providers

  3. Click New, Give it a Name and a URL and click save
  4. Back in the GER Workspace select the new provider and click Repositories

  5. On the Configuration repositories screen click Add – LCS and Create Repository. Select the correct LCS project and click OK.


    Note: Sometimes you need to make a connection to LCS. To do that click “Click here to connect to LifeCycle Services”. This is done in a separate tab. When it is done switch back to the previous tab and click OK. If you get an error, try again.

  6. To look at the reports in the repository, select it and click Open. You will see the reports stored in the LCS repository.

  7. You are also able to see them directly in LCS, in the Asset Library. If you are working as a consultant this report can then be saved to your personal Asset Library and shared with your colleagues

  8. To give your organization access to your custom report, go to the Shared Asset Library, select it and click Publish

Error importing Electronic Reporting Configurations

Hi…

Today we are looking at an issue that one of my colleagues had. This is actually an Application issue but I am writing it up for future reference.

When we are importing Electronic Reporting configuration in Dynamics 365 for Operation we get the following error:

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Since it is a bit intermittent and works for some configurations we have suspected a timeout… we were on the right track… When speaking to Microsoft Support we got the tip to change a parameter in the configuration for Electronic Reporting to allow more multiple parallel threads for loading data:

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Go to Organization administration – Workspaces – Electronic reporting – Electronic Reporting parameters and change Number of parallel threads to load data to 15 (the default is 5)

BR

Johan