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Using table method on Document Handling generation via COM

Hi Guys,

I just got a chance to work on creating document using word or excel template. in Dynamics AX we have a very good feature in document handling Create Word document via COM or Create Microsoft Office Excel worksheet via COM. Using these features we can create word or excel template, and create and attached the document to the record filling the template fields from the table record.

I don’t want to explain how to setup this type of document, you can read the blow link for that,

http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/aa548928.aspx

The problem arises when i try to use the the field which is not on the table or don’t have a direct relation with the table i have setup. For example, i have used the SMAServiceOrderTable and i have requirement to fill the “Payment term” on the template, which is on the ProjInvoiceTable. Which has a relation with SMAServiceOrderTable through ProjTable (SMAServiceOrderTable->ProjTabe->ProjInvoiceTable).

The solution i think for this problem is to customize Document handling feature to have the provision of using the method of the table instead of just the fields.

So the problem solved, I added a field on the “DocuField” table for methodName modify some classes. I have provided the link for the XPO for that.

XPO,

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7b9JMHh3V2eYnpaSldVNTg0TFE/edit?usp=sharing

I have modified the DocuField table so that method name of the table can be specified.

Then i make changes on the \Classes\DocuActionTrans\insertField  method, to get the value from method using DictTable class.
Thanks for Reading.

 

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Dynamics AX2012 Fact boxes

Fact boxes in Dynamics AX2012 is another very pretty feature. Before writing anything see the below screenshot of the Customer Listpage.

The area in the red box are the fact boxes, which are new in AX2012. These fact boxes provides extra information of the selected record for example the related information fact box shows the quotation, invoices of the customer selected. By this feature user don’t need to move to other form to get the information. User can get the summarized view of extra information in the fact boxes.

On AOT, there is a new node called “Part”, which holds the fact box objects. The available type of fact boxes are,

  • Form part
  • Info part
  • Cue part
I will provide more detail about how to develop fact boxes and place it to any form. Fact boxes can be placed on on listpage or forms.
Wait for my new post to know more about fact boxes. Keep reading my posts.
 

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Different styles of Tabs in AX 2012

User Experience in Dynamics AX 2012 has really been improved and we have some more stylish way of designing the form. In AX 2012 the tabs are now can have different styles. In 2009 we have Tabs displayed in horizontal, see the below image.



This style is still available in AX2012. Now, take a look other styles of tab in AX2012

 

 

Fast Tabs

Fast tab is a new style of tabs, in this style the tabs can be expanded and collapsed. This style is useful if user wants to view the information from two or more tabs at the same time.

 

Vertical Tabs

In vertical tab style, the tabs are displayed vertically on left side. This style can be used in parameters form of modules.

Index Tab

Index tabs are used for line details information. The tabs are displayed at the bottom of the form/group. See the below screen shot.

So the tabs are now more stylish in AX2012. But how can we change the style? It looks that we need to a lot of work. However, believe me it is a piece of cake. The styles can be change by just setting the “Style”  property of Tab.

Isn’t it simple? Keep reading and visiting my blog and wait for more interesting things of AX2012.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in AX, Dynamics, Forms, Microsoft

 

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