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If you have ever used the General Ledger AIF service of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, you might have noticed the limitation of not integrating other than Ledger transactions. For example, you cannot send Customer and Vendor transactions through that AIF Service.

I came across a requirement where I needed to integrate external Vendor and Bank transactions through AIF. After spending sometime on testing as well as on X++ code tracing… I came to know that Microsoft is putting some restrictions on the code to not to accept the Ledger Journal transactions of types other than Ledger.

The following code is a standard X++ code that was written to prevent such integration.

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//LedgerJournalTableType (class) -- initializeLedgerJournalName (method) -- Line number 37
/*Commented to disable the Non-Ledger type restriction*/
    if (!true /*this.isJournalNameValidJournalType()*/)
/*Commented to disable the Non-Ledger type restriction*/
    {
        AifFaultContext::setGlobalContextField(tableId, fieldId);
        AifFault::checkFailedLogFault(strfmt("@SYS114718", axLedgerJournalTable.parmJournalName(), axLedgerJournalTable.parmJournalType()), #InvalidJournalNameJournalTypeCombination);
        throw AifFault::faultList("@SYS98197", #ValidationFailed);
    }
/*Initilizing the journal type from the journal name*/
    ledgerJournalTable.JournalType = ledgerJournalName.JournalType;
/**/
}

Also I have changed:

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//Amer Atiyah, http://www.amerax.net/
//LedgerJournalTransType (class) -- validateAccountType (method) -- Line Number 1
protected boolean validateAccountType()
{
    boolean         isValid = true;
    ;
 
    switch (ledgerJournalTable.JournalType)
    {
        case LedgerJournalType::Daily :
                /* I had to comment this code to prevent the validation
                if (ledgerJournalTrans.AccountType != LedgerJournalACType::Ledger)
                {
                    if (this.isConsumerStateTracked())
                    {
                        // AX5 service limitation
                        isValid = AifFault::checkFailedLogFault("@SYS117885", #AccountTypeMustBeLedger);
                    }
                }*/
            break;
 
        default :
            break;
    }
 
    return isValid;
}

What I like to mention in here is that Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 now supports integrating Vendor, Customer, and Bank transactions out-of-the-box. I copied the following code from the LedgerJournalTransType class in Dynamics AX 2012 without doing any changes to it:

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protected boolean validateAccountType()
{
	boolean isValid = true;
 
	this.initializeLedgerJournalTable();
 
	switch (ledgerJournalTable.JournalType)
	{
		case LedgerJournalType::Daily :
			if(LedgerJournalTrans.AccountType != LedgerJournalACType::Ledger &&
			   LedgerJournalTrans.AccountType != LedgerJournalACType::Bank &&
			   LedgerJournalTrans.AccountType != LedgerJournalACType::Vend &&
			   LedgerJournalTrans.AccountType != LedgerJournalACType::Cust)
			{
				if(this.isConsumerStateTracked())
				{
					isValid = AifFault::checkFailedLogFault("@SYS117885", #AccountTypeIsNoSupported);
				}
			}
			break;
		default;
			break;
 
	}
 
	return isValid;
}
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Developing applications is now easier and faster in the new Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 than its earlier versions. .NET developers who are familiar with Visual Studio .NET will be comfortable with developing Dynamics AX applications although Dynamics AX has its own IDE which called MorphX and its own programming language with is X++.

This image shows the Dynamics AX AOT (Application Objects Tree), one of the MorphX IDE objects that Dynamics AX developers use to navigate through programming objects like Forms, Reports, and X++ Classes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you can view that AOT in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012:

Dynamics AX 2012 Applicatoin Explorer in VS.NET

Proxies

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 now creates proxies internally to support interacting with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 X++ classes, tables and base enums. By creating those proxies, developers will interact with Dynamics AX objects in C# and VB.NET exactly as if they are interacting with it in X++. After the proxy is created, that type is available as a strong type and features such as IntelliSense are available. For example, table fields and X++ methods are now exposed to be used in C# with one click. The created proxies are using .NET business connector internally to connect to the Dynamics AX objects.

The following pictures speak quietly how you can access and interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 objects from within Microsoft Visual  Studio 2010:

Adding Visual Studio Project to the Dynamics AX 2012 AOT

Visual Studio Project inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 AOT

Adding a Dynamics AX 2012 object to the VS 2010 Creates an Internal Proxy

 

The CustTable Appears in the Solution Explorer. You Can Now Use the Dynamics AX CustTable Methods, Properties and Fields!

Dynamics AX 2012 Event

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