Code Editor – shortcuts

  • February 20, 2010

Underneed you find the list of shortcuts I use most in Microsoft Dynamics Ax while developing. General (shortcuts I also use outside AX) CTRL + S : Save. CTRL + C : Copy text to clipboard. CTRL + X : Cut text to clipboard. CTRL + V : Past text from clipboard. CTRL + A : … Continue Reading

Working with numbersequences – On forms

  • February 18, 2010

When you want to implement NumberSequences in a Ax form (new numbersequence when you create a record etc.) you can just implement the ‘numberSeqFormHandler’. Step-by-step:

Working with numbersequences – Keep In Mind

  • February 17, 2010

When you are using a Number Sequence, keep in mind that a Continuous Number Sequence is slower than a non-continuous. The reason is that the system creates a record in the table NumberSequenceList (with the status Active) and cleans it up later during TTSCOMMIT. Performance tip: You can improve the performance of a process that creates many … Continue Reading

Working with numbersequences – New Module

  • February 16, 2010

In a previous post I explained how to create a new Number Sequence in a existing module (Working with numbersequences – new NumberSequence). In this post I will explain how you can create a new Number Sequence-module. I will create a new module called TEST (lack of inspiration). Step-By-Step:

Placement of code

  • February 16, 2010

When you are programming, you have to think about where placing you’re code. Always try to place you’re code nearest to the source so it can be manipulated easily. For instance code that manipulates tables should be placed in that tables methods. Best Practice: Try to minimize the x++ code in forms for the following … Continue Reading

Maximum value RecId

  • February 15, 2010

Did you ever wonder what the maximum value of a RecId was? In Ax3.0 it is pritty simple. You know that the RecId was a int value and with the function ‘maxInt()’, you get the value. In Ax4.0 and higher, the RecId is changed from a regular int to in64. There is no such function … Continue Reading

Moving DB-objects to other layers … without losing data

  • February 14, 2010

Most of us have already been confronted with the problem of tables being inserted in the wrong layer, and when they already contain data it is very difficult to transfer these objects to the correct layer without losing data. I found the following article on Axaptapedia that helps you with this issue:

Line Number

  • February 13, 2010

When you want to create a table were you want to remain the position of the records you create (like the lineNum field on the SalesLine), you just need to define a field on your new table as a ‘CounterField‘. Step-by-step:

Ax2009 different development licenses

  • January 28, 2010
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When you want to modify objects in Ax, you have to buy a development license. They are divided in four. Base Package This license gives you access for creating/modifying reports/jobs/queries MorphX This license gives you access tot the Data Dictionary node where tables/Fields/enums/Extended Data Types are maintained. The ability to create forms requires the MorphX … Continue Reading

Lock on form elements in Dynamics Ax

  • November 4, 2009

Some end-users like to make their own modifications on their forms (right-click on the form –> setup). Last week I had a customer that was not able to do this trick any more. After some research and a tip from a colleague, I came to the conclusion that this had something to do with overriding … Continue Reading