Fix some errors from: CIL generation, Database Synchronize in AX 2012

1.) "A parameter could not be serialized":
For a quick resolve: uncheck option "Excute business operations in CIL"  under Tools-> Options -> Development tab.

The reason is that you haven't been able to do a successful FULL CIL compile.
Run again and try to fix the error in CIL.

2.)"CIL generation: source array was not long enough...":

1. Stop the AOS.
2. Delete all of the source in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAX\bin\XppIL directory.
3. Start the AOS.
4. Perform a full CIL generation.
5.(Only do if errors are still there and you have no error when compile X++, just comment the code notice in Compiler output with /*..*/, recompile CIL and delete comment tag)

3.) "CIL generation error : The given key was not present in the dictionary":

1. Check the CIL log file, generally located at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAX\bin\XppIL\Dynamics.Ax.Application.dll.log"
2. You will find the AOT object for which the CIL generator found the error.
3. Compile that object, fix the error, or delete (if needed) and then regenerate the IL.
4. (Only do if errors are still there : Stop AOS > Delete the .auc file from users\\Appdata  folder > Restart AOS)

4.) DB synchronize error: "Field mismatch in union query. Field ... is not compatible with field ..."

Check your EDT concern to that field ( in query, table, view). They have different size.
So you just change the size to be the same.
Or check someone changed size of standard EDT. It's the reason cause this error

5.) "Duplicate type with name 'Dynamics.Ax.application.' in assembly 'Dynamics.Ax.application "

1. Stop the ax service.

2. Truncate the SysXPPAssembly in db model

3. Delete all the files in below directory in server where AOS hosted:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAX\bin\XppIL

4. Start the service

5. Compile full CIL

Look up dimension value by dimension attribute name in AX 2012

public static void lookupDimensionValueByAttribute(FormStringControl _formControl, Name _dimensionAttributeName)
    Args                    args;
    FormRun                 lookupFormRun;
    DimensionAttribute      dimAttr;
    Object                  object;

    if (_formControl != null)
        // Construct arguments for the custom lookup
        args = new Args();;

        // Find the dimension attribute associated with the string control which called this method
        dimAttr = DimensionAttribute::findByLocalizedName(_dimensionAttributeName);

        // Run the custom lookup and init the lookup form
        lookupFormRun = classfactory.formRunClass(args);

        // Specify this is the callback on the lookup form by casting the
        // form to an object and late binding the setResultCallback method
        if (SysFormRun::hasMethod(lookupFormRun, identifierStr(setResultCallback)))
            object = lookupFormRun;


How to get ledger dimension values for active account structure in AX 2012

These are the jobs for getting ledger dimension values for active account structure in AX 2012
static void getDimensionCombinationValues(Args _args)
    DimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView;
    DimensionAttribute                  dimensionAttribute;   
    Set                                 dimensionAttributeProcessed;
    LedgerDimensionAccount              _ledgerDimension;
    str                                 segmentName, segmentDescription;
    SysDim                              segmentValue;
     str getDynamicAccountAttributeName(TableNameShort _dimensionAttrViewName)

        container cachedResult;
        SysModelElement modelElement;
        SysDictTable sysDictTable;
        DictView dictView;
        Label label;

        Debug::assert(_dimensionAttrViewName like #DimensionEnabledPrefixWithWildcard);

        // Get/cache results of the AOT metadata lookup on the view
        cachedResult = DimensionCache::getValue(DimensionCacheScope::DynamicAccountAttributeName, [_dimensionAttrViewName]);

        if (cachedResult == conNull())
            // Find the matching model element and instantiate the AOT metadata definition of the view
            select firstOnly AxId, Name from modelElement
                where  modelElement.ElementType == UtilElementType::Table
                    && modelElement.Name == _dimensionAttrViewName;

            sysDictTable = new sysDictTable(modelElement.AxId);

            // Create an instance of the view and get the singular representation of the entity name as a label ID (do not translate)
            dictView = new dictView(modelElement.AxId);

            cachedResult = [dictView.singularLabel()];
            DimensionCache::insertValue(DimensionCacheScope::DynamicAccountAttributeName, [_dimensionAttrViewName], cachedResult);

        label = new label();
        return label.extractString(conPeek(cachedResult, 1));
    _ledgerDimension = 22565435768;
    if (_ledgerDimension)
        dimensionAttributeProcessed = new Set(extendedTypeId2Type(extendedTypeNum(DimensionAttributeRecId)));       

        while select DisplayValue, AttributeValueRecId from dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView
            order by dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView.GroupOrdinal, dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView.ValueOrdinal
            where dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView.ValueCombinationRecId == _ledgerDimension
            join Name, Type, ViewName, RecId from dimensionAttribute
                where dimensionAttribute.RecId == dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView.DimensionAttribute 
            if (!

                if (DimensionAttributeType::DynamicAccount == dimensionAttribute.Type)
                    // Use the singular name of the view backing the multi-typed entity
                    segmentName = getDynamicAccountAttributeName(dimensionAttribute.ViewName);
                    // Use the name of the attribute directly for all other types (main account, custom list, existing list)
                    segmentName = dimensionAttribute.localizedName();

                segmentValue = dimensionAttributeLevelValueAllView.DisplayValue;
                segmentDescription = DimensionAttributeValue::find(

                info(strFmt("%1: %2, %3", segmentName, segmentValue, segmentDescription));

static void getActiveDimensionCombinationValues(Args _args)
    // DimensionAttributeValueCombination stores the combinations of dimension values
    // Any tables that uses dimension  combinations for main account and dimensions
    // Has a reference to this table’s recid
    DimensionAttributeValueCombination  dimAttrValueCombination;   
    // Class Dimension storage is used to store and manipulate the values of combination
    DimensionStorage        dimensionStorage;
    // Class DimensionStorageSegment will get specfic segments based on hierarchies
    DimensionStorageSegment segment;
    int                     segmentCount, segmentIndex;
    int                     hierarchyCount, hierarchyIndex;
    str                     segmentName, segmentDescription;
    SysDim                  segmentValue;
    DimensionHierarchy      dimensionHierarchy;
    LedgerDimensionAccount  ledgerDimension;
    ledgerDimension = 22565435768;
    setPrefix("Dimension values");
    //Fetch the Value combination record
    dimAttrValueCombination = DimensionAttributeValueCombination::find(ledgerDimension);
    setPrefix("Breakup for " + dimAttrValueCombination.DisplayValue);

    // Get dimension storage
    dimensionStorage = DimensionStorage::findById(ledgerDimension,true);
    if (dimensionStorage == null)
        throw error("@SYS83964");
    dimensionHierarchy = DimensionStorage::getAccountStructureFromLedgerDimension(ledgerDimension);
    // Get hierarchy count
    hierarchyCount = dimensionStorage.hierarchyCount();
    //Loop through hierarchies to get individual segments
    for(hierarchyIndex = 1; hierarchyIndex <= hierarchyCount; hierarchyIndex++)
        //get segment value for active account structure
        if( dimensionHierarchy.RecId == DimensionHierarchy::find(dimensionStorage.getHierarchyId(hierarchyIndex)).RecId)
            setPrefix(strFmt("Hierarchy: %1", dimensionHierarchy.Name));
            //Get segment count for hierarchy
            segmentCount = dimensionStorage.segmentCountForHierarchy(hierarchyIndex);

            //Loop through segments and display required values
            for (segmentIndex = 1; segmentIndex <= segmentCount; segmentIndex++)
                // Get segment
                segment = dimensionStorage.getSegmentForHierarchy(hierarchyIndex, segmentIndex);

                // Get the segment information
                if (segment.parmDimensionAttributeValueId() != 0)
                    // Get segment name
                    segmentName = DimensionAttribute::find(DimensionAttributeValue::find(segment.parmDimensionAttributeValueId()).DimensionAttribute).Name;
                    //Get segment value (id of the dimension)
                    segmentValue        = segment.parmDisplayValue();
                    //Get segment value name (Description for dimension)
                    segmentDescription  = segment.getName();
                    info(strFmt("%1: %2, %3", segmentName, segmentValue, segmentDescription));

How to utilize Correspondence, function of Russia in AX 2012 for different countrys (Resolving problem with many–to–many transactions in AX 2012)

What is Correspondence?

Correspondence of accounts is an approach to continuous and interrelated registration of business transactions in corresponding general ledger accounts, based on the double-entry bookkeeping system. Ledger vouchers are represented by using the Russian accounting standards with corresponding accounts.

1. Allow using Correspondence on GL parameter

How to active >> Add your country ISO code to extended data type LedgerBondUseCorrespondence_RU 

2. Active Manual Correspondence : GL > Periodic > Manual correspondence

How to active >> Add your country ISO code >> follow path in below pic

3. Do the same for base enum LedgerBondShowMode_RU
4. Modify project RU_GL_Correspondence and class SysCountryRegionCode to make your country Region is legal for these function  
5. Do a many-to-many journal in GL for testing
6. Have a look on GL > GL > Periodic > Manual correspondence


******* These are just a few simple steps to make it display and reference.
If you want to make this function working without using country code RUS, you have to work more customization on project RU_GL_Correspondence or contact me for a solution

How to pull out some hidden reports in AX

Sometimes in different countries, you cannot find some specific reports.
ex: i cannot see Balance sheet or Ledger statement in VN

In CEU demo data:

Follow these steps to pull out some hidden reports in AX:
Go to AOT > Menu > GL >Reports > Transactions 
You will see the hidden report here.
Go properties and see it from Output > LedgerStatement

Go to Menu Items > Output > LedgerStatement > Go properties > add your company country code to CountryRegionCodes node ---> in this case i add VN

Save and open AX again, you'll see your report

How to get query range value in Ctrl + G or standard filter on form in AX

After super() in excuteQuery() method in AX add this following code:
AX 2009:

AX 2012:


q = YourDataSource_Ds.queryRun().query();
for (i = 1; i <= q.queryFilterCount(); i++)
    qf = q.queryFilter(i);
    info(strFmt("%1: %2", qf.field(), qf.value()));


How to make Relation in Extended Data Type and add 'View Details' for field on a form in AX 2012

Because AX 2012 is not support  for add relation to Extended Data Type like in AX 2009.
This is my solution how to do it in 2012:
- Duplicate an EDT have relation in AX 2012: ex SalesId and change name. relation table, reference table to yours -> you have an EDT with relation

**** If your project have been customized already and have a lot tables with field extend from your EDT, you don't need to change  EDT property in each table (because it takes lot of time). Follow these steps:
- Export your Proj xpo (with old EDT too)
- Delete old EDT, rename duplicated EDT to your EDT ( now tables with fields extended by your EDT lost all EDT property)

- Import project without old EDT ( auto fill property for all extend field)

The filed with EDT have relation auto add 'View Details function on form (Right-click a field in a form, and then click View details)

***1 more way to add 'View Details' with field not extend from EDT
Open the form in the AOT, expand its data sources, and override jumpRef() of the field on the your datasource with the following code: 

public void jumpRef()
YourTable name;
Args args;
MenuFunction mf;
name = YourTable ::find(YourTable.fieldId);
if (!name)
args = new Args();
mf = new MenuFunction(menuitemDisplayStr(YourForm),MenuItemType::Display);;

Sequence of methods in form and table in AX

Sequence of Methods calls while opening the Form
Form — init ()
Form — Datasource — init ()
Form — run ()
Form — Datasource — execute Query ()
Form — Datasource — active ()
Sequence of Methods calls while closing the Form
Form — canClose ()
Form — close ()
Sequence of Methods calls while creating the record in the Form
Form — Datasource — create ()
Form — Datasource — initValue ()
Table — initValue ()
Form — Datasource — active ()
Sequence of Method calls while saving the record in the Form
Form — Datasource — ValidateWrite ()
Table — ValidateWrite ()
Form — Datasource — write ()
Table — insert ()
Sequence of Method calls while deleting the record in the Form
Form — Datasource — validatedelete ()
Table — validatedelete ()
Table — delete ()
Form — Datasource — active ()
Sequence of Methods calls while modifying the fields in the Form
Table — validateField ()
Table — modifiedField ()

When you press CTR+N

When you change data in a field
validateField() -> validateFieldValue() -> ModifiedField() -> ModifiedFieldValue()

When you close the table after entering some data
validateWrite() – > Insert() -> aosValidateInsert()

When you Save the Record for the first time
validateWrite() ->Insert() – > aosValidateInsert()

When you modify the record and saving
validateWrite() -> update() – > aosValidateUpdate()

When you delete the record
validateDelete() -> delete() -> aosValidateDelete()

How to create multi-select lookup dialog for class in AX 2012

Create these methods in your class:

class DICPromotion2SalesLine extends Runbase
    DialogRunbase               dialog;
    DialogGroup                 dialogGrp;
    FormBuildStringControl      fbsCtrlPromotion;
    FormStringControl           fsCtrlPromotion;
    container                   returnPromotion;
    SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl    msCtrlPromotion;
    str                         promotionRange;

protected Object dialog()
    FormBuildControl    setupGroupControl;
    dialog = super();
    dialogGrp = dialog.addGroup('Promotion');
    setupGroupControl = dialog.formBuildDesign().control(dialogGrp.formBuildGroup().id());
    fbsCtrlPromotion = setupGroupControl.addControl(FormControlType::String, identifierstr(DICPromotionID));
    fbsCtrlPromotion.label('Promotion id');

    return dialog;
public void dialogPostRun(DialogRunbase _dialog)
    FormRun formRun;


    formRun = _dialog.dialogForm().formRun();

    if (formRun)
        fsCtrlPromotion =;
/// you can build with your own query, or created query in system by method construct
        msCtrlPromotion = SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl::constructWithQuery(formRun, fsCtrlPromotion, this.buildQuery());

// build your Query here
public query buildQuery()
    Query                   q          = new Query();
    QueryBuildDataSource    qbds;
    DICTmpPromotionTable    tmpPromotionTable;
    qbds    = q.addDataSource(tablenum(DICPromotionMaster));
    qbds.addSelectionField(fieldNum(DICPromotionMaster, PromotionID));
    qbds.addSelectionField(fieldNum(DICPromotionMaster, Description));
    qbds.addSelectionField(fieldNum(DICPromotionMaster, WithGroupItem));
    qbds.addSelectionField(fieldNum(DICPromotionMaster, Fromdate));
    qbds.addSelectionField(fieldNum(DICPromotionMaster, ToDate));   
    tmpPromotionTable = this.searchPromotion();
    while select tmpPromotionTable
    return q;

public boolean getFromDialog()
    boolean         ret;
    ret = super();
    if (msCtrlPromotion)
        returnPromotion = msCtrlPromotion.getSelectedFieldValues(); // get actual value of the selected rows
        returnPeriodRecId = msCtrlPromotion.get();  // get RecIds of the selected rows  (it's very useful when you want to look one field and return another field value)  
    promotionRange    = con2StrUnlimited(returnPromotion,#comma);
    return ret;

How to create form with Display Inventory Dimensions in AX 2012 with X++

Create a table with fields: ItemId, InventdimId

Add these methods to your Form :

public class FormRun extends ObjectRun
    InventDimCtrl_Frm_EditDimensions        inventDimFormSetup;    

public void  init()

Object inventDimSetupObject()
    return inventDimFormSetup;

void updateDesign(InventDimFormDesignUpdate mode)
    switch (mode)
        case InventDimFormDesignUpdate::Init           :
            if (!inventDimFormSetup)
                inventDimFormSetup  = InventDimCtrl_Frm_EditDimensions::newFromForm(element);

        case InventDimFormDesignUpdate::Active         :
            //allow choosing dimension 
        case InventDimFormDesignUpdate::FieldChange    :
        default : throw error(strFmt("@SYS54195",funcName()));

Override these methods in Form>>Datasource.

public boolean validateWrite()
    boolean ret;
    DICPromotionAmountItem.InventDimId = InventDim::findOrCreate(InventDim_PromotionAmountItem).InventDimId;

    ret = super();

    return ret;

public int active()
    int ret;
    ret = super();
    return ret;

public void modified()


Override method modified for ItemId field in your datasource
public void modified()
In Action Pane >> create a new menuitembutton set bellow the propertitys 
 Caption  : DisplayDimensions
 Menuitemtype  : display
MenuItemName :   InventDimParmFixed