Skip to main content

Manipulate the controls on a list page [AX 2012]

With list pages in AX 2012 where there is no code on the form. The right way is to have the code in the ListPageInteraction class. With the ListPageInteraction class – manipulating controls is a little hard because there is no obvious formRun or controls to manipulated. You can do basic enabling/disabling but not full control. Below I will show how you can get the formRun.

Below screenshot is what I had developed recently - where I added attributes dynamically to a list page. So, that it can be sorted and filtered on.

A2014-06-25_1800

I won’t give out the full code just yet. I might do it at a later time. :-)

But I will give code snippets on how I manipulated the list page.

I created a Display menu item that calls a class to launch the list page. Then in that method I called my newly created formInitialize method.

A typical way to launch a list page through a class is like this.

Code:
formRun = SysListPageHelper::runFormWithModeledQuery(formName, querystr(MyListPage), "My new list page", _args);



If you jump into the runFormWithModeledQuery method – you will see that it uses a formRun method. Which we can control. So I simplified it by doing it myself. Just add your controls/manipulate your controls in the commented area once the formRun is initialised.





Code:
formRun = this.formInitialize(formName, "My new list page", _args, querystr(MyListPage)); 

//now that I have the formRun I can manipulated the controls
formRun.run();
formRun.detach();





Code:
private static FormRun formInitialize(str _formName, str _formCaption, Args _callingArgs, str _modeledQueryName = '')
{
FormRun formRun;

if (formName)
{
callingArgs.name(_formName);

formRun = ClassFactory::formRunClassOnClient(_callingArgs);

if(_modeledQueryName)
{
formRun.modeledQueryName(modeledQueryName);
}

formRun.init();

if (formRun && _formCaption)
{
formRun.design().caption(_formCaption);
}
}

return formRun
}


Popular posts from this blog

AX - How to use Map and MapEnumerator

Similar to Set class, Map class allows you to associate one value (the key) with another value. Both the key and value can be any valid X++ type, including objects. The types of the key and the value are specified in the declaration of the map. The way in which maps are implemented means that access to the values is very fast. Below is a sample code that sets and retrieves values from a map. static void checkItemNameAliasDuplicate(Args _args) { inventTable inventTable; Map map; MapEnumerator mapEnumerator; NameAlias nameAlias; int counter = 0; ; map = new Map(Types::String, Types::Integer); //store into map while select inventTable { nameAlias = inventTable.NameAlias; if (!map.exists(nameAlias)) { map.insert(nameAlias, 1); } else { map.insert(nameAlias, map.lookup(nameAlias) + 1); } } //retrieve fro

AX - How to use Set and SetEnumerator

The Set class is used for the storage and retrieval of data from a collection in which the values of the elements contained are unique and serve as the key values according to which the data is automatically ordered. You can create a set of primitive data types or complex data types such as a Class, Record or Container. Below is sample of a set of records. static void _Set(Args _args) {     CustTable       custTable;     Set             set = new Set(Types::Record);     SetEnumerator   setEnumerator;     ;     while select custTable     {         if (custTable && !set.in(custTable))         {             set.add(custTable);         }     }     if (!set.empty())     {         setEnumerator = set.getEnumerator();         setEnumerator.reset();         while (setEnumerator.moveNext())         {             custTable = setEnumerator.current();             info(strfmt("Customer: %1",custTable.AccountNum));         }     } } Common mistake when creating a set of recIds

Import document handling (attachment) files #MSDyn365FO

Out of the box you have limited data entities for migrating attachments. If you search what is already in the AOT, you will see a few various examples. I suggest you look at the LedgerJournalAttachmentsEntity as it is the simplest and cleans to copy from. I wont go into detail but I will give a quick run down of what it looks like. Use the DocuRefEntity as your main datasource. It does most of the work for you. Set your table you want to import for as the child datasource Add the Key You will need to add the postLoad method. There is minor code to update the virtual field FileContents. Below is an export I did for the general journal attachments. The import zip structure should be the same way. It will create the usual artifacts such as the excel, manifest and package header xml files. You will see a Resources folder under that. If you drill down to the resources you will see the attachments. This is an export and it used the document GUID for uniqueness. The other thing is the extensi