Multiple Pos Configuration

This is my first article in the Dynamics AX Retail Section. This is regarding enterprise pos.

We often configure “Retail channel configuration utility” to connect enterprise pos with the Database. But do you know what happens with this configuration?

This utility configures the “Pos.exe” configuration file with an entry about the connection.

This configuration is used by pos to connect to channel database with the provided values of connection string, store id, terminal id and data area id.

What will happen if we change this section of configuration file with the below configuration?

Here I have duplicated the section “AxRetailPOS” with two entries “AxRetailPOS1” and “AxRetailPOS2”.
Now we will see what happens if we open pos?

And we are presented with a form to pick up the configuration to open the pos. This type of change in configuration file can be used to connect pos with different database or terminal. 

Lets consider one more configuration change.

Here I have duplicated the section “AxRetailPOS” with two entries “AxRetailPOS” and “AxRetailPOS2”. Now we will see what happens if we open pos?

And we are presented with login screen to open the pos. 

With these two different configurations we have observed the followings: 

  1. If “Pos.exe” configuration file does not have the section “AxRetailPOS“, then the configuration selection form appears.
  2. If “Pos.exe”  configuration file has the section “AxRetailPOS“, then the login screen appears.
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