open task manager from cmd

sometimes when you use the Azure connection to AX, but you have no connection to the environment where AX is run, you can face situations when you have to terminate some kind of process.

For example you accidentally tried to copy all records of the really big table, and everything is hanging, and you can’t continue working because nothing is responsive.

If you have a connection to the cmd on the same environment you cans invoke task manager by entering taskmgr. and then you can terminate everything that you want ūüôā


How to know if user has a worker assigned to it

If your user has a worker then you will have connected records in following two table DirPersonUser  and hcmWorker.

In dirPersonUser table you can have a look at the user id, and using PersonParty field, try to find related record in the hcmWorker table,( field Person)


Or you can use the easy way ( by using hcmWorker.serid to worker method ūüôā

Check with Regexp if company name follows certain pattern

In my case I was looking for 2 U letters anywhere in the name or the short name of the company.

static void Job107(Args _args)
    TextBuffer companyShort = new TextBuffer();
    TextBuffer companyName = new TextBuffer();

¬† ¬† if (companyName.find(‘u.*u’) ||companyShort.find(‘u.*u’))
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† info(‘^.^’);

Nice links to check regexp stuff : 

And online editor to check if you were right:

unable to connect to the microsoft visual studio remote debugging monitor

When debugging on server do not forget to check if the Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor   was run.

If not find it here:

Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 1x.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\msvsmon.exe

Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 1x.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x64\msvsmon.exe

and run it as administrator

Happy debugging

generating method (with specific code) from X++ code

So the issue was that I was supposed to create bunch of methods ( like parm) , when I knew the table fields, and where they had really similar code.

Instead doing that manually I have created a following job. Hope it helps ūüôā

static void aka_createDetermineMethods(Args _args)
     TreeNode tnclass, tntable,tnfield;
     MemberFunction tnMethod;
     str name;
     str code = "protected %1 %2()\n"+
                "//overwritten in sub classes\n"+
                " return '%3';\n"+

     tnClass = TreeNode::findNode(@"\Classes\[class to add methods]");
     tntable = TreeNode::findNode(@"\Data Dictionary\Tables\CustTable\Fields");
     tnfield = tntable.AOTfirstChild();

    while (tnfield)
         name = "parm"+tnfield.treeNodeName();
         tnMethod = tnClass.AOTfindChild(name);
        if (!tnMethod)
            tnMethod = tnClass.AOTadd(name);
        tnMethod.AOTsetSource(strFmt(code, tnfield.AOTgetProperty("ExtendedDataType"), name,name));
        tnfield = tnfield.AOTnextSibling();

Debugging on server is impossible, but yet is required

If you have faced the similar situation using Microsoft Dynamics AX, do not worry as there are few solutions that may help you. Sometimes there are even less time consuming than the debugging in server itself.

One of the most favourite ones is to enter all data in the file, and than be able to trace necessary data. you Can find example below

 AsciiIo file;
 FileName fileName;
 FileIoPermission perm;
 container conTextLine;

 fileName = @"\\c:\temp\sometext.txt";

perm = new FileIoPermission(fileName, 'W');


file = new AsciiIo(fileName, 'W');

//super smart code that needs debuggin
 file.writeRaw("Super  secret value to export");
//some other code

 file = null;

Change amount of visible elements on the form depending on selected record.

I was creating form and regarding on the value of the record, I had to add or remove specific form elements ( fields and etc. )

The most convenient place to do that is on a data source, in method Active. It is possible that you have to try few data sources and decide which one suits you more.

Although this doesn’t work during¬†initialization of the form. When you open the form it gathers 0 instead of actual record value.