How to select multiple records from lookup-Part-1(SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl)

Today i would share how to create a lookup to select multiple items in Dynamics AX 2012 forms.

In normal lookup methods we can only select one item at a time but in AX 2012 has introduced new class SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl to achieve the same without any hassle.

There are multiple ways to achieve the same but today i will demonstrate how can we have a site lookup with provision to select more then one item selection on parameter form in dynamics ax.

Multiselect lookup.png


  1. Create a Query named InventSiteQR that will contains data source e. InventSiteas shown in the below figure.

QueryMultiple lookup.PNG

2.Create the control on the form, set the auto declaration property to yes

Multiselect lookup

3.Declare instance of class SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl In the Class Declaration of the form:

public final class FormRun extends ObjectRun
 SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl msCtrlSite;


4.Write below code in the Init method of the form:

public void init()
 msCtrlSite = SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl::construct(element, SplitCostingProd, 
querystr(InventSiteQR),false, [tableNum(InventSite), fieldNum(InventSite, SiteId)]);

5.Add new field container type on parameter table named InventSiteCon

6.Write below code on the active method of form parameter table data source to update the control on load of the form:

public int active()

7.Write below code on the modified method of form control to get the selected record values from lookup and update those values to parameter Table:

public boolean modified()
 boolean ret;
 container conSite;
 RefRecId recid;
 int i;
 InventSite inventSite;
 container roleIds, roleNames;

 ret = super();
 conSite = msCtrlSite.get();
 for(i = 1;i<=conLen(conSite);i ++)
 recid = conPeek(conSite,i);
 select firstOnly inventSite where inventSite.RecId == recid;
 roleIds += inventSite.RecId;
 roleNames += inventSite.SiteId;
 ProdParameters.InventSiteCon = [roleIds,roleNames];
 return ret;


Thats it. Happy Daxing🙂


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Disable Form grid column automatic sorting feature

I have been asked by customer to enable sorting only on one field and one should not be able to sort by using other grid fields/controls.

in simple words he wants me to disable automatic sorting feature on other fields on grid except one so that when the user clicks the column header, the order displayed would not change.

i found dynamics community conversation to achieve this quick manner.I have added an override method sort() on each grid control where i wants to disable automatic sorting and also blocked super.

sort method


public int sort(SortOrder _sortDirection)
 int ret;

 //ret = super(_sortDirection);

 return ret;


Happy Daxing🙂

References :
How can I disable the automatic sort on the grid?
Preventing users from sorting a grid


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Fill color in Grid records based on condition flag in AX

My client requirement was to change the grid row’s color in dynamics ax 2012 on the condition basis.

There is a method displayOption() method on a form data source which can be useful to highlight particular rows on grid, based on the data in the record. displayOption() method will execute once for each record before the record is displayed on the form.

public void displayOption(Common _record, FormRowDisplayOption _options)
 #define.DeepSkyBlue(0, 191, 255)

 if (_record.(fieldnum(ProdTable,ProdStatus))==ProdStatus::ReportedFinished)

 super(_record, _options);

Happy Daxing🙂

Reference :
Highlighting record in Grid

How to change grid row color in listpage form in Dynamics Ax 2012


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New feature in AX 2012 R3 – Inserting data in table directly from query


A new version/release of Dynamics AX is finally gone RTM and one of the new cool features is the ability to insert data from a query directly into a table. And why is that so clever you might think? Well, consider the performance boost of not having to loop through thousands of records including the roundtrips between SQL server, AOS server, client and back. That is why this is so interesting.

Here is a quick demo of how it works:

I have created a table called TESTQuery2Record. It contains 4 fields: CustGroupId, CustGroupName, PaymTermId and PaymTermDesc. It should be fairly obvious what to expect from these fields.🙂

The purpose of the demo scenario is to get customer group data including the corresponding payment term information inserted in our test table. To do this I have written this job:

static void DEMO_Query_InsertRecordSet(Args _args) { TESTQuery2Record testTable; Map fieldMapping; Query query; QueryBuildDataSource…

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add new default dimension (financial dimension) on new table and form example tutorial

hello Dynamics AX

This example tutorial will guide you to add new default dim on table and forms.

1. Add new field with type Int64 and set the properties.

2. Add relation on table relation and set the properties.

3. on class declaration form , add code below :

4. add tab page Financial Dimension on form design , and set properties like img below

5. on TabFinancialDimensions , override method pageActivated

6. on init form, like code below :

7. finnaly, on datasource form method override method :
on active()

on write()

on delete()

8. preview example form:

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Get tax amount through x++

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How to pass more than one record between two forms?

I come through one client requirement to pass multiple selected records from one form to another,The Scenario is when user opens Form-A, selects multiple records and then clicks a button that opens Form-B. there Form-B will receive only those selected records at Form-A.

There are multiple ways to pass single selected record and we can also pass multiple records through container or temporary table for instance:

Write below code on clicked event of menu item button on Form-A which will open Form-B,This is typical and traditional way to achieve this requirement in all versions of AX.

int         recordsCount;
CustTrans custTrans;
container   con;
Args        args = newArgs();

// gets the total records selected
recordsCount = custTrans_ds.recordsMarked().lastIndex();
custTrans= custTrans_ds.getFirst(1);
    // storing recid of selected record in container
    con = conIns(con,1, custTrans.RecId);
    custTrans = custTrans_ds.getNext(); // moves to next record
// passing container converted to string 

Then on Form-B, we need to override the init() method to receive the args that we created on clicked event

public void init()
    container   con;
    int         i;
    // string to container
    con = str2con(element.args().parm(),'','');    
    // for sorting
    for(i = 1;i<= conLen(con) ;i++)

In Dynamics AX 2009,MultiSelectionHelper class is introduced but commonly used in AX 2012 on multiple places, we can write minimal code to achieve the same.

Enable the multi-select property to Yes and on Form-B, we need to override the init() method to load the selected record at Form-A

public void init()
    MultiSelectionHelper helper;
    if (element.args() && element.args().caller() && element.args().record())
        helper= MultiSelectionHelper::createFromCaller(element.args().caller());        
        fieldstr(CustTrans, RecId));



Happy Daxing🙂



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