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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Xpp – Sales Orders Import

I am sharing the excellent article of Alex Anikiev, PhD, MCP  about import Sales order in X++ code with article link
Purpose: The purpose of this document is to illustrate how to write a required minimum X++ code in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in order to import Sales orders.
Challenge: Data model changes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 related to high normalization and introduction of surrogate keys made some imports more complex. However the structure of tables comprising Sales order header/lines didn’t change. Please note that after you import Sales orders you may need to perform full/partial Physical and/or Financial update if required (for example, for Purchase orders already in execution).
Solution: Appropriate tables buffers (SalesTable, SalesLine) will be used when writing X++ code in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in order to import Sales orders. Alternatively AxBC classes may be used instead of table buffers.
Data Model:
Table Name
Table Description
The SalesTable table contains all sales order headers regardless of whether they have been posted.
The SalesLine table contains all sales order lines regardless of whether they have been posted.
The InventDim table contains values for inventory dimensions.
Data Model Diagram:
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ttsBegin: Use ttsBegin to start a transaction.
clear: The clear method clears the contents of the record.
initValue: The initValue method initializes the fields of the record.
initFrom*: The initFrom* methods usually populate the fields of the child record based on the fields on the parent record. Example is initFromSalesTable method on SalesLine table.
validateWrite: The validateWrite method checks whether the record can be written.
write: The write method writes the record to the database.
insert: The insert method inserts the record into the database.
doInsert: The doInsert method inserts the record into the database. Calling doInsert ensures that any X++ code written in the insert method of the record is not executed. Calling insert always executes the X++ code written in theinsert method of the record.
ttsCommit: Use ttsCommit to commit a transaction.
Source code:
static void SalesOrdersXppImport(Args _args)
    SalesTable      salesTable;
    SalesLine       salesLine;
    InventDim       inventDim;
        //Order header
        salesTable.SalesId = NumberSeq::newGetNum(SalesParameters::numRefSalesId()).num();
        salesTable.DeliveryDate = str2Date(#DeliveryDate, 213);
        salesTable.CustAccount = #Customer;
        if (salesTable.validateWrite())
            //Order line
            inventDim.InventSiteId = “1”;
            inventDim.InventLocationId = “12”;
            salesLine.ItemId = #ItemId;
            salesLine.InventDimId = InventDim::findOrCreate(inventDim).inventDimId;
            salesLine.SalesQty = #Qty;
            salesLine.RemainSalesPhysical = salesLine.SalesQty;
            salesLine.SalesUnit = #Unit;
            salesLine.QtyOrdered = salesLine.calcQtyOrdered();
            salesLine.RemainInventPhysical = salesLine.QtyOrdered;
            if (salesLine.validateWrite())
                throw error(“Order line”);
            throw error(“Order header”);
Please note that I assign SalesId programmatically from Number sequence
Product – Sales price
Sales order header
Sales order lines
Packing Slip
Inventory transactions
Physical Voucher
Financial Voucher
Note: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demo Data (Company USMF) was used for this example
Version: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 RTM, R2
Summary: In this document I explained how to write a required minimum X++ code in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in order to import Sales orders. Appropriate table buffers were used when writing X++ code in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This approach can be very handy for POC’s or in situation with always changing requirements. You can also use Microsoft Dynamics AX Excel Add-in to import relatively small amounts of data. Please consider using DIXF (Data Import Export Framework) for import of significant amounts of data when performance is an important consideration. DIXF (Data Import Export Framework) provides a standard template for import of Sales orders.
Author: Alex Anikiev, PhD, MCP
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