Ali Raza Zaidi
MVP (Dynamics Ax)
Engineer At Systems
Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012
Dynamics AX 2012 Features and History
Dynamics AX Development Pattern
Dynamics Ax 2012 Navigation and layout
Dynamics Ax architecture
Overview of X++
Short Introduction to AIF
Completely integrated ERP solution
One business logic, one database
Easily recognize the dependencies of
Integrated Development environment
Suitable for midsize and large
Dynamics AX 2012
USR The user layer is for user modifications, such as reports.
CUS The customer layer is for modifications that are specific to a company.
VAR Value Added Resellers (VAR) can make modifications or new developments to the VAR
layer as specified by the customers or as a strategy of creating an industry specific
ISV When an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) creates their own solution, their
modifications are saved in the ISV layer.
SLN The solution layer is used by distributors to implement vertical partner solutions.
FPK The FPK layer is an application object patch layer reserved by Microsoft for future
patching or other updates. For more information, see Patch Layers.
GLS When the application is modified to match country or region specific legal demands,
these modifications are saved in the GLS layer.
SYS The standard application is implemented at the lowest level, the SYS layer. The
application objects in the standard application can never be deleted
Data Type Declaration
String str “any string”
Integer int 2356
Real Real 3.14
Date date 24112010
Enum Must be declared
as a Base Enum first
Enum values are represented
internally as Integers.
Boolean boolean True/False
Time timeOfDay 15:23:08
utcDateTime utcDateTime 9/28/2008
Guid guid Global Unique Identifier, a reference
number which is unique in any context
Int64 Int64 A large integer, represent by 64 bits.
a) Assignment operators
Operator Term Description
= Becomes equal
Assigns the expression on the right of the
equal sign to the variable on the left.
+= Increments the variable on the left by the
value on the right.
++ Increments the variable on the left by 1.
-= Decrements the variable on the left by the
value on the right.
-- Decrements the variable on the left by 1.