≡ Menu

How to generate Entity relation diagram for specific tables in Dynamics Ax 2012

Recently I have to generate a ER-diagram for specific list of tables in Dynamics Ax.  Dynamics Ax has built in feature.

Prerequisite of this article has Microsoft Visio.


Create a project for all tables which require in ER-diagram.

For this article I  created a new project with Name customer Address and drop CustTable and DirpartyTable in it.


In AOT or development workspace. Click on tools and reverse engineer menu .


4-1-2015 12-11-00 AM


Following form will open, Select location where file with ERX will be generated. Select your private or public projects.

4-1-2015 12-12-013

Click ok to generate it.


When file is generated, go on windows start up menu and open MS visio. Select database modeling Diagram Template.

4-1-2015 12-14-013


When Database Model diagram is open, From database menu=> Import=> Import Erwin ERX file…

load erx file generated in previous step. This menu is only available when you select Database diagram as template in Visio.

4-1-2015 12-15-44 AM

click on Browse.. button and load erx file.4-1-2015 12-17-52 AM



Click ok

A small dialog shows the import status

4-1-2015 12-18-19 AM

Next step you have to enable view for Tables, So you can select tables for ER-Diagram

Database=>View=> Tables and views

4-1-2015 12-18-57 AM

You will found following pane at left side of screen.

4-1-2015 12-19-20 AM

Click on required table to add it on page and it will show required tables with relationship.

4-1-2015 12-22-046



You can re-size these diagrams.

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment