AX Upgrade

On this page; I will be sharing my experience on data and code upgrade from AX 2009 to AX 2012 R3.

Show methods in AX lookups

This sample code is used to show Customer Name in lookup, In AX 2009 we had name field in CustTable but now its moved to DirPartyTable. We still have name() in CustTable which we can use to display name in lookups.


AX 2009
client static void lookupInterCompanyItemId(FormStringControl   lookupCtrl, DataAreaId _dataAreaId = "")
{
    SysTableLookup          sysTableLookup = SysTableLookup::newParameters(tablenum(InventTable), lookupCtrl);
    Query                   query = new Query();
    QueryBuildDataSource    qbds = query.addDataSource(tablenum(InventTable));
    ;

    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemId));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemName));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemGroupId));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemType));

    if(_dataAreaId)
        qbds.company(_dataAreaId);

    sysTableLookup.parmQuery(query);
    sysTableLookup.performFormLookup();

}

AX 2012
 client static void lookupInterCompanyItemId(FormStringControl   lookupCtrl, DataAreaId _dataAreaId = "")
{
    SysTableLookup          sysTableLookup = SysTableLookup::newParameters(tablenum(InventTable), lookupCtrl);
    Query                   query = new Query();
    QueryBuildDataSource    qbds = query.addDataSource(tablenum(InventTable));
    ;

    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemId));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, NameAlias));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupMethod(tableMethodStr(InventTable,itemGroupId));
    sysTableLookup.addLookupfield(fieldnum(InventTable, ItemType));

    if(_dataAreaId)
        qbds.company(_dataAreaId);

    sysTableLookup.parmQuery(query);
    sysTableLookup.performFormLookup();
}
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InventTrans table data model changes in AX 2012 vs AX 2009


The purpose of this post is to give an overview about the changes been made in the Dynamics AX 2012 data model related to inventory transactions.

For more details; how to implement code changes for inventTrans table the best resource is this white paper Implementing InventTrans refactoring for Microsoft Dynamics AX Applications AX2012

Before AX2012, the only table used for recording all the inventory transactions was InventTrans.  In AX2009, a lot of data in InventTrans is either redundant or fields are used to represent a specific type of transaction like sales, purchase, transfer etc.
In AX2012, the base is still the same i.e. every inventory still gets recorded in the InventTrans but the only difference is that the table has been more normalized now. A new table has been added called InventTransOrigin which is actually now holding the relationship between the originating tables (transaction tables) and InventTrans. The InventTransId, TransType and TransRefId have now been removed from the InventTrans and moved to the InventTransOrigin table with names InventTransId, ReferenceCategory and ReferenceId respectively.

Every transaction has now its own InventTransOrigin table. For example, in case of PurchLine the table named is InventTransOriginPurchLine which is actually referring to InventTransOrigin through the InventTransId field. Transaction tables like PurchLineSalesLineProdLine etc. still contains InventTransId field but it not recommended to use/refer them. It is expected to be depreciated in future. 






































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Unit Conversion Check AX2009 Vs AX2012

AX 2009
if(!UnitConvert::canConvert(this.inventTableModuleInvent().UnitId, this.SAB_ProdPickingUOM, this.ItemId))

AX 2012
unitConvFound = UnitOfMeasureConverter::canBeConverted(
UnitOfMeasure::findBySymbol(this.inventTableModuleInvent().UnitId).RecId,                                                             UnitOfMeasure::findBySymbol(this.SAB_SalesPickingUOM).RecId,
                                                                   this.Product);