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Glossary and abbreviations

Term

Definition

ALC

Microsoft Dynamics AX Label Description files have the extension .alc. Also see ALD and ALI.

ALD

Label data files have the extension .ald (AX Label Data). Also see ALC and ALI.

ALI

Microsoft Dynamics AX Label Index files have the extension .ali. Also see ALC and ALD.

AOS

See About the Application Object Server

AOT

See Application Object Tree

Base data

Data which is customer-dependent. Examples: Customers, Vendors, Items.

This is often data from an existing system, which must be entered or imported into Microsoft Axapta.

Braces

Braces refer to the symbol '{ }'

Brackets

Brackets refer to the symbol '[ ]'

COM

See COM Business Connector Overview

Control

Graphical object, such as a text box or command button that you put on a form or report to display data, perform an action, or make the form or report easier to read.

CRUD

An abbreviation for the four basic database operations: Create, Read, Update, Delete.

DCOM

Distributed COM

Default data

Data which is customer-independent. Examples: Zip codes, Address formats, Time Intervals, Units, Unit conversions, VAT parameters, Transaction texts.

NoteNote
When a user modifies default data, it becomes custom data, which is customer-dependent. This means that default data can sometimes be customer dependent, because of historic reasons, such as Chart of Accounts.

Domain

Collection of one or more companies. Domains enable you to define user groups that have the same permissions in more than one company while allowing the same user groups to have other permissions within other companies.

EDT

Extended Data Type: a user-defined data type based on a primitive data type or container.

IDE

Integrated Development Environment. MorphX is the Microsoft Dynamics AX IDE.

IntelliMorph

The Runtime Environment embedded in Microsoft Dynamics AX, that draws menus, forms, and reports for Windows- and Web-clients with the correct contents, size, and layout according to:

  • the language your texts are displayed in.

  • what features you can access.

  • how wide you want the fields on your installation.

  • the formats you are using for dates and numbers.

MorphX

The Development Environment of Microsoft Dynamics AX, including:

  • Data Dictionary

  • Tools for creating menus, forms and reports for Windows- and Web clients

  • Compiler and debugger for the object oriented programming language X++

  • Version control system

  • Label (multi language text) systems

Overload

Provide more than one method with the same name but with different signatures to distinguish them.

Overloading is not supported by X++. Also see override.

Override

Replace the superclass's implementation of a method with one of your own. The signatures must be identical.

NoteNote
Only non-static methods may be overridden.

Parentheses

Parentheses refer to the symbol '( )'

Record ID

A record ID uniquely identifies a row of data in a table. Record IDs are integers. They are assigned and managed by Microsoft Dynamics AX.

super()

Reference to the system class that contains the required method. When super() is used, the system method is automatically used.

this

Reference to the current object. this is frequently used as a parameter to methods that need an object reference.

TTS

Transaction Tracking System. For more information, see Transaction Integrity.

WinAPI

Windows Application Programming Interface

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