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Inside Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012 by The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team and Margaret Sherman

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Chapter 21. Application Models

In this chapter

Introduction
Layers
Models
Element IDs
Create a model
Prepare a model for publication
Upgrade a model
Move a model from test to production
Model store API

Introduction

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 introduces a new era for managing metadata artifacts.

In previous versions of the product, metadata artifacts were stored in Application Object Data (AOD) files. These files served two purposes. First, they acted as the deployment vehicle for metadata; for example, you could copy an AOD file from the source system to the target system. Second, they provided runtime storage for model elements. The AOD file provided the physical storage for a native indexed sequential access method (ISAM) database that contained the metadata, ...

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