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Creating a lookup to AOT objects

31 January, 2017 (15:16) | Dynamics 365 for operations | By: Howard Webb

In the past we could use the table UtilElements to get a list of AOT objects. In 365 for Operations that is no longer possible as the table contains no data. Microsoft have provided us with a way of accessing the metadata of the AOT though. There are a number of methods under the class Microsoft.Dynamics.Ax.Xpp.MetadataSupport which provide us with a string enumerator for looping through elements. For example ReportNames will give us all the report names in the system. However if we want a lookup on a control we will need to use a table. For this we can create a TMP table which we will populate. I have created the InMemory table with a single field to store the report name. I then have created the below method to populate the table. I loop through the results returned by using Microsoft.Dynamics.Ax.Xpp.MetadataSupport::ReportNames() and insert a record in for each:

 

 

All I need to do now is override the lookup method and create a lookup for it:

 

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