If you work in a system for some time you learn tricks that make it easier to use that system. Usually, you don’t even realize that you use them until you watch a new user and ask „But why don’t you …“.
So I thought I’d start a collection of some of those tiny tricks I use in AX very often. I will add to the list as I go along in my projects and notice something that might help new users.
If you navigate within a form and use the tab key, you will realize that the current value in the control is preselected. You can then directly type in the value you want to enter because the old value is automatically overwritten.
In some cases, I navigate with the mouse to „my“ control, tab out of it to the next control and tab back (hold shift), just so that I don’t have to select the text with my mouse. Mehr lesen
I often see people clicking twice on a column’s header because they want the list to be sorted in descending ordet. Clicking twice is fine if sorting doesn’t take longer than you like. If it does: Open the context menu on the column (not the Header, but in a value field).
Your users complain that performance is really bad when the first report is created in the morning?
Ask the administrators whether the „Warmup SSRS Reports“ batch job is scheduled to run every morning (before the first user typically logs in). You can also check yourself for that batch job, if you have access to System Administration > Inquiries > Batch Jobs > Batch Jobs. Look for an entry similar to the following – it will probably be scheduled to run once a day, early in the morning. Mehr lesen
I’m currently working on Multi Site Activation in a WMS II environment on AX2009, with the latest KR. Looks like there are some bugs – or at least, not all „real-life“ scenarios are covered in a useful way. Let me make quick notes on them, maybe it’ll help you, too: Mehr lesen
Here’s what I tell AX colleagues about EMEA Convergence 2015 or better: What I tell them about „AX7“ – I leave out the happy hour 😉
The new HTML5 client has a very clean, modern look. All the colorful action pane icons that were new in (AX2009 and) AX2012 are gone again.
We see a “responsive design”: When you resize the window (manually, or use it on a device with a different scale), the control are reorganized nicely.
All in all, the rendering / building of the forms seems to be a lot “calmer” than before. No flickering, no superfluous repaints.
Dynalink / “follow-me” functionality is still available: From a list of records (former list page), you can still open a second (third etc.) related form whose content follows the record selection on the main list.
Dialogs that open from a form, will “slide in” from the right side and cover a bit of the main form: This would be, f.ex. the dimension / offset dimension form on a general ledger journal, the dialog for posting a journal etc.
One AX HTML client session can only have one main window! If you need, for example, the list of relevant purchase orders, the planned purchase orders and the invent table and stock on hand, you’ll open three AX sessions. Important to note: Microsoft is going to limit the number of sessions a user can open!