Tuesday, April 11, 2017

AX 2012: Create sales order with delivery address from an XML file

Code snippet to create a sales order from an XML file.

private void createSOFromFile()
    AxdSalesOrder   salesOrder;
    AifEntityKey    key;
    Filename        fileName;
    RecId           salesTableRecId;
    SalesTable      salesTable;
    XmlDocument     xmlDoc;
    salesOrder  = new AxdSalesOrder();
    fileName    = @"C:\Temp\SalesOrder.XML";
    xmlDoc = XmlDocument::newFile(fileName);
    key = salesOrder.create(xmlDoc.xml(),  
              new AifEndPointActionPolicyInfo(), 
              new AifConstraintList());

    salesTableRecId = key.parmRecId();
    info(strFmt("Sales order created: %1", SalesTable::findRecId(salesTableRecId).SalesId));

Sample XML file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<SalesOrder xmlns:n="http://schemas.microsoft.com/dynamics/2008/01/documents/SalesOrder">
   <SalesTable class="entity">
      <CustomerRef>Cash on Delivery (COD)</CustomerRef>
      <TableDlvAddr class="entity">
         <LocationName>delivery address</LocationName>
         <Street>13075 MANCHESTER RD STE</Street>
      <SalesLine class="entity">
      <SalesLine class="entity">

How does it work

AxdSalesOrder class uses AifEntity classes to create sales order, these classes internally map the datasources of an AOT query AxdSalesOrder with the element tags in XML with attribute class = "entity". For example; for delivery address, the XML node name is TableDlvAddr which is the datasource name in AxdSalesOrder query.

Similarly, if you want to add notes or attach documents with sales order you can add DocuRefHeader node in XML file.


  1. Can someone post an example of the XML file when also using the DocuRefHeader node? I keep getting an error about invalid child elements even though I know they are correct.

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