DMF Excel Lookup Ax 2012

Some times we will not able to see or select the Excel sheets after selecting the source file, In that case we need to install one small patch given below:

Below patch needs to be installed in a machine were the DIXF is installed
Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable – 64 bit


D365 for Power Apps : POC

Requirement: Create and Edit the customer groups on a simple mobile Power app.

Prerequisite :
1) Mobile device with Internet
2) Login for Power App website  and D365 access.

Below steps to be followed to achieve the requirement :

Step 1: Login to Power App website with your user

Step 2: Select Dynamics 365 Phone Layout


Step 3 : In Connections tab click New Connection and select Dynamics 365 for Operations


Step 4 : Click Create Button


Step 5 : In Next screen It will show you all the data-set’s which you have access, select a appropriate data-set


Step 6: Choose a table you want to use in your App and click Connect


Step 7 : App screens are created and will be shown to you


Step 8 : Click File and save as and then Name your app and slick save
You can save app to cloud as well as in your PC.


Step 9 : You are done with your part of basic development in Power App web site.
Download the Power app from play store.

Step 10 : Login with the same credentials in you app, and you can see the App created in your  Power App website on your mobile PowerApps.

Sending the Customer Group records From D365 to Outlook: Logic Apps POC

Sending the Customer Group records (D365) to Outlook:

Step 1: Login to the Azure portal with your credentials


Step 2: Search Logic App, and click on it


Step 3: Click create button on the right corner below


Step 4: Give Name and select an Existing resource or create a new resource group and click create


Step 5: Select Blank logic app

Step 6: Perform the following steps :

                1 Create request

                2 Create Response

                3 Take Dynamics 365 operations and select get records


                4 Sign in with your credentials

                5 Add instance and Entity Name

                6 In next step add office 365 outlook and sign in with your credentials

                7 Add To, Subject and Body (Give the field names that needs to be send via mail)

                8 Save the Logic App Designer


                9 Click run, Once the Logic app runs successfully you will see all the green check marks



How to add multiple report design under Print management in AX 2012

Below are the steps to be followed :

Step1. Create new Design for report under visual studio
Step2. Add code to method:
\Data Dictionary\Tables\PrintMgmtReportFormat\Methods\populate
Add code  before TTSCOMMIT:
addOther(PrintMgmtDocumentType::PurchaseOrderInvoice, ssrsReportStr(VendInvoiceDocument, MyReport), ssrsReportStr(VendInvoiceDocument, MyReport), #NoCountryRegionId);
Step 3. Choose you new format under:
AP -> setup -> form setup -> Print management -> Vendor invoice -> report format to VendInvoiceDocument.MyReport
Step 4.
New Report design can be executed from use Print management from Inquiry journal forms or during posting by selecting Print management destination.
Step 5. (Optional)
In case: the report still keep original design, add this code to class VendInvoiceDocumentController in method outputReport or Main:
//original menu item or your new menu item
if(args.menuItemName() == menuitemOutputStr(MyReportMenuItem))
formLetterReport.getCurrentPrintSetting().parmReportFormatName(ssrsReportStr( VendInvoiceDocument,MyReport));

Update Dimensions for the Item,Customer and Vendor

Some times you may get a strange requirement from client to update few dimensions on Default Dimensions :

Below code snippet is used to update the required dimensions without disturbing the other dimensions

//Bellow example will remove the BU,Dept and CC without distrubing the other dimensions
static void ItemDimUpdate(Args _args)
    InventTable inventTable,inventTableselect;
    container dimValue;
    DimensionDefault DimensionDefault,DimensionDefault1;
    str BussinessUnit,CostCenter,Department,ItemGroup,Project;
    int i = 0;

    DimensionAttributeValueSetStorage       dimStorage;
    CustTable                               custTable;
    Counter                                 c;

    while select * from inventTableselect
         i = 0;
         BussinessUnit = "";
         CostCenter = "";
         Department = "";
         ItemGroup = "";
         Project = "";
         dim = new Struct();
         dimValue = connull();

        //Getting values from the Old Dimension
        dimStorage = DimensionAttributeValueSetStorage::find(inventTableselect.DefaultDimension);
        for (c=1 ; c<= dimStorage.elements() ; c++)
            switch (DimensionAttribute::find(dimStorage.getAttributeByIndex(c)).Name)
                case 'BussinessUnit':
                    BussinessUnit = dimStorage.getDisplayValueByIndex(c);
                case 'CostCenter':
                    CostCenter = dimStorage.getDisplayValueByIndex(c);
                case 'Department':
                    Department = dimStorage.getDisplayValueByIndex(c);
                case 'ItemGroup':
                    ItemGroup = dimStorage.getDisplayValueByIndex(c);
                case 'Project':
                    Project = dimStorage.getDisplayValueByIndex(c);

       //Creating the New Dimension
       //Just keep the required dimensions and Comment the other dimensions

       // if(BussinessUnit)
       //     dim.add('BusinessUnit', BussinessUnit);
       // if(CostCenter)
       //     dim.add('Costcenter', CostCenter);
       // if(Department)
       //     dim.add('Department', Department);
            dim.add('ItemGroup', ItemGroup);
            dim.add('Project', Project);

        dimValue += dim.fields();

      //  if(BussinessUnit)
      //  {
      //      i++;
      //      dimValue += dim.fieldName(i);
      //      dimValue += dim.valueIndex(i);
      //  }
      //  if(CostCenter)
      //  {
      //      i++;
      //      dimValue += dim.fieldName(i);
      //      dimValue += dim.valueIndex(i);
      //  }
      //  if(Department)
      //  {
      //      i++;
      //      dimValue += dim.fieldName(i);
      //      dimValue += dim.valueIndex(i);
      //  }
            dimValue += dim.fieldName(i);
            dimValue += dim.valueIndex(i);
            dimValue += dim.fieldName(i);
            dimValue += dim.valueIndex(i);

        //Below code will get the new dimension
        DimensionDefault = AxdDimensionUtil::getDimensionAttributeValueSetId(dimValue);

        inventTable = inventTable::find(inventTableselect.ItemId,true);
        inventTable.DefaultDimension = DimensionDefault;


    info("Updation completed");


Below Code snippet is used to update the Item,Customer and Vendor :

static void ItemDimUpdate(Args _args)
    InventTable inventTable;
    Struct dim = new Struct();
    container dimValue;
    DimensionDefault DimensionDefault;

    dim.add('BusinessUnit', '002');
    dim.add('CostCenter', '007');
    dim.add('Department', '022');
    dim.add('ItemGroup', 'Audio Test');
    dim.add('Project', '000002');  

    dimValue += dim.fields();
    dimValue += dim.fieldName(1);
    dimValue += dim.valueIndex(1);
    dimValue += dim.fieldName(2);
    dimValue += dim.valueIndex(2);
    dimValue += dim.fieldName(3);
    dimValue += dim.valueIndex(3);
    dimValue += dim.fieldName(4);
    dimValue += dim.valueIndex(4);
    dimValue += dim.fieldName(5);
    dimValue += dim.valueIndex(5);  


    DimensionDefault = AxdDimensionUtil::getDimensionAttributeValueSetId(dimValue);
    inventTable = inventTable::find("A0001",true);
    inventTable.DefaultDimension = DimensionDefault;



Steps to export SSRS data into multiple Excel Sheets

1. Add Parent Group to the existing group
To add a parent group, select the “Details” row under Row Groups and then right click and select Add Group and then click on Parent Group. You can refer to the below image.



Once you click on Parent Group it will open a new window, there you have to provide a Group By field. In our case I want to divide data based on VendAcount, so I have to choose VendAcount data field and then click OK. You can refer to the below image.


As you can see from the below image a new dummy row group has been created. SSRS has automatically added a new column in the Tablix for this newly created row group.


2. Add Page Break

You need to create a page break between each instance of VendAcount, so right click on the recently created row group and click on Group Properties. You can refer to the below image.


Once you click on Group Properties, a new Group Properties window will open. Click on the Page Breaks tab and check “Between each instance of a group” check box and click OK. It will give a page break between each instance of VendAcount, so when you export the report into Excel each instance of VendAcount will be separated into different worksheets. You can refer to the below image.


3. Delete Dummy RowGroup Column

We don’t need the first column from the Tablix, this column was created automatically when we created the dummy row group, so delete the first column.

To delete the first column, right click on the first column then click on Delete Columns. We have to keep the group, so choose the second radio button Delete columns only and then click OK. You can refer to the below image.


Let’s preview and export the report into Excel. As you can see from the below image, data has been divided into four sheets because we have four different Product Categories. If you notice in Excel the sheet names are Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 and Sheet4. This is because if neither an initial page name, nor page names related to page breaks are given then the worksheet tabs will have the default names Sheet1, Sheet2, and so forth, but we need meaningful sheet names.


4. Name the worksheets according to group value

You can dynamically assign sheet names. To assign sheets name select the Details Row under Row Groups and go to the properties by pressing the F4 key, it will open a Properties window. Look for “Group” in the properties window and expand it so you can see “PageName”. Assign the data field which will be used for sheet names. In our example since we used Vend Account data field in the grouping, I will use the same data field VendAccount. Now this will assign the VendAccount as the worksheet name.


5. Report Preview

We have made all necessary changes, let’s preview the report. As you can see from the below image when we exported the report into Excel each Vend Account was exported into different sheets and this time each sheet name is assigned dynamically.




Wanna add dimensions to your own form\Add dimensions to existing form

Hi Floks, Today I just want to give you a small code snippets to add Dimensions to your new form or adding them into Ax existing form:

Step 1:

Add a tab/group to your form, let us consider tab\group name is Dimensions

Step 2:

Give appropriate properties to you tab\group in the form Like: Auto Declaration, Data source, Columns, Hide If Empty

Step 3:

Add below lines of code into init() of your form after the super()

dimensionDefaultingController = DimensionDefaultingController::constructInTabWithValues(true,true, true,0,this, Dimensions, "@SYS138487");//Use it for Tab
dimensionDefaultingController = DimensionDefaultingController::constructInGroupWithValues(true,true, true,0,this, Dimensions, "@SYS138487");//Use it for Group
dimensionDefaultingController.parmAttributeValueSetDataSource(prodTable_ds, fieldStr(ProdTable, DefaultDimension));