Saturday, 11 July 2015

AX2012 R3 CU8 : X++ code to get resource requirements for production routes

Hi Friends,
The below X++ code, can be used to get the resource type and the resource ID defined on the production routes for a production order. Thanks to the methods available on ProdRoute table out of the box which makes this easy.

Below is the job simulating the code:

To quickly reuse the code here it is:

static void Job45(Args _args)
    ProdRoute                       prodRoute;
    RecId                           recId;
    WrkCtrId                        wrkCtrGrpId;
    ProdId                          prodId = "W000170";
    WrkCtrActivityRequirementType   relationShipType;
    WrkCtrActivityRequirement       wrkCtrActivityRequirement;

    while select prodRoute
        where prodRoute.ProdId == prodId
        recId = prodRoute.activityRequirementSet().RecId;

        select WrkCtrActivityRequirement
            where WrkCtrActivityRequirement.ActivityRequirementSet == recid;
        wrkCtrGrpId =  WrkCtrActivityRequirement.requirementEdit();
        relationShipType = WrkCtrActivityRequirement.RelationshipType;
        info(strFmt("%1, %2",relationShipType,wrkCtrGrpId));

Have a great day.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

AX2012 R3 : Scheduling dates using X++

Hi Friends,
When required to calculate a future/past dates using X++  based on the working times defined in the working calendar in AX, workcalendarsched class can be used to take off the pain.
The below job shows how we can use the schedDate function and get the result, for simplicity I have passed the calendar name defined in my system as a string:

TransDate       reqDate = systemdateget(), newReqDate;
workCalendarSched   workCalendarSched = new workCalendarSched();
newReqDate = workCalendarSched.schedDate(SchedDirection::Forward,reqDate,5,false,'STANDARD');

Another useful method in this class is isdateopen which can be used to check if a particular date is open in the calendar. The good thing about this class is that it uses SysGlobalObjectCache to store and retrieve the values. It improves the performance when running long and complex calculations.

Notice in the below method, if the key exists in cache then the value is returned from there itself else the cache is updated.

The below method of WorkCalendarSched class initialises the variables from global cache.

The global cache scope is stored on the combination of Class + current partition and current company as highlighted below:

This class is also a good example to understand how to use SysGlobalObjectCache.
Thanks for reading the blog. Keep sharing.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Importance of SaveLast() in RunBase Framework

Hi Friends,
RunBase Framework is widely used in AX. In this post, I would like to highlight the importance of SaveLast() function. Understanding of pack/unpack pattern is must to utilize this class in the most effective way.

SaveLast() is used to save the latest state of the class. That means even after the class is unpacked we can still update the packed state of the class.  

One common scenario where it is very useful is when we need to show the values of fields from the caller record on the dialog . In such scenarios this method needs to be called before the prompt() method . This way the packed state is updated with the latest values and in the dialog() method you can access the latest values. 

This can been seen in many standard AX classes which extend RunBase class

So if you are packing some variables, which you are also initialising in the main method and want to show on the dialog, then call saveLast() method before prompt() to get the most recent values.

Thanks for reading the blog. Have a great day.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Generating QR Codes in AX 2009

Hi Friends,
Recently I worked on a task to generate and show QR code on a report in AX 2009.

In order to do this, I did the below steps:
  • Downloaded file MessagingToolkit.QRCode.dll
  • Copied it in client\bin folder

  • Added this dll file in the system references

  • Create a new display method on the report. The below code can be used to generate QR code.
display container qrcode()
    Bindata                 bindata = new Bindata();
    Image                   Imgobj;
    System.Drawing.Image    img;
    System.Drawing.Bitmap   obj;
    Filepath                _path;
    container               con;
    MessagingToolkit.QRCode.Codec.QRCodeEncoder encoder = new MessagingToolkit.QRCode.Codec.QRCodeEncoder();
    obj = new System.Drawing.Bitmap(encoder.Encode("TESTSTRING"));
    con = bindata.getData();
    return con;

  • Add the image control on the report based on the display method. 

QR code can be seen on the report on running it.

There are many other dll files available as open source to generate QR code. Keep sharing.

Reference: I found a link to do the same on AX2012

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

AX2012 R3 : X++ code to start production order

Hi Friends,
The below X++ code can be used to start production orders in AX2012 R3 and R2 versions. I have not tested this in previous versions.

The values which we normally define on start screen can be assigned in the prodParmStartUp table buffer:

In the job I have set the automatic BOM and Route consumption as Never and have also turned off the post picking list and route card journal check boxes.

To use the code quickly here it is, the production order number and quantity are initialized in the _prodId and _qty variables:

static void prodStart(Args _args)
    ProdParmStartUp             prodParmStartUp;
    ProdMultiStartUp            prodMultiStartUp;
    ProdId                              _prodId = "W000034";
    Qty                                   _qty = 10000;

    prodMultiStartUp = ProdMultiStartUp::construct(null);
    prodMultiStartUp.insert(ProdTable::find(_prodId), prodParmStartUp);
    if (_qty)
        prodParmStartUp.StartUpQty                     = _qty;
        prodParmStartUp.PostNowBOM               = NoYes::No;
        prodParmStartUp.PostNowRoute              = NoYes::No;
        prodParmStartUp.BOMAutoConsump      = BOMAutoConsump::Never;
        prodParmStartUp.RouteAutoConsump      = RouteAutoConsump::Never;


Thanks for reading the blog.