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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook by Mindaugas Pocius

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Creating an automatic lookup

Standard Dynamics AX lookups can be created in seconds without any programming knowledge. They are based on table or extended data type relations. If the relation is set on an extended data type, then all tables using this type will have automatic lookups based on extended data type. For example, if we look at the ItemId extended data type, we see that it is related to ItemId field in InventTable table. That means every control in the system bound to this extended data type will have automatic lookup to the InventTable table. It is also possible to override extended data type relations by specifying relations on the table itself. In this case, lookup will be based on the relations of the table. For example, we can ...

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