Find missing objects behind menu items

As part of our code cleanup exercise we have discovered that there were menu items pointing to objects which no longer exists in our environments, ie. legacy reports which were upgraded to SSRS but their menu items were never removed.

The following job could be used to identify such missing objects for any of your menu items. I would also recommend to double-check the xRef references to find connected objects, like security privileges/roles, to completely remove whatever you do not need.


By |2015-11-23T17:42:08+01:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: AX 2012|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

SysOperation Framework Data contract parameter name

With so many new AX 2012 R3 implementations and upgrades and the soon-to-be-released AX 7 (Rainier) around the corner I thought it is time to get back in business to publish interesting articles, now using a new home for hosting my blog:

It is always recommended to write best practice error-free code, however in some cases Microsoft forces our hands to fall back to hardcoded values. This is the case with today’s topic as well, when we would like to override values in a SysOperation Framework Data contract.

The SysOperationServiceController.getDataContractObject() method has an optional parameter, where they expect the value of ‘_dataContract’ in the example below. However we can choose to refrain from hardcoding and extract the value with Reflection.


By |2015-11-23T17:49:00+01:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: AX 2012|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments