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How to: Customize the Line View of a Details Form with Lines [AX 2012]

Updated: November 7, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The details form with lines contains a header and the corresponding lines. The action pane of a details form with lines includes two buttons that you use to switch between the header view (which displays all of the header) and the lines view (which displays a partial header and the corresponding lines). The following procedures show you how to customize the lines view. The lines view has the following components:

Name

Description

Line header

A FastTab that shows the fields that describe the record. You add the fields that are required to create the transaction and other fields that directly affect the lines that appear in the form.

Lines

A grid that lists the lines that are associated with the record shown in the header. Typically, the fields that appear in the grid are the fields you use to create a new line.

Use the lines grid to show all the fields that are required columns to create a line item. You can add other fields that provide relevant information.

Line details

A FastTab that shows additional information about the header or the highlighted record in the grid. For information about how to customize Line details, see How to: Add Line Details Information to a Details Form with Lines.

This procedure assumes that you used the DetailsFormTransaction template to create the form. For information about how to create the form, see How to: Create a Details Form. In addition, it is assumed that you have added tables to the form data source that supports the header and lines relationship. For information about how to create the data source for the form, see How to: Add a Data Source to a Details Form.

The details form with lines also includes a header view that provides additional information about the record that appears in the header of the line view. For information about how to add fields to the header view, see How to: Add Fields to a Details Form or How to: Add a FastTab to a Details Form.

To add fields to the line header

  1. In the AOT, expand the Forms node and find the form to which you want to add fields.

  2. Expand the form, expand Designs, expand Design, expand Tab, expand TabPageDetails, expand DetailsTab, expand LineView, expand LineViewTab, and then click LineViewHeader. You will add the line header fields to this tab page.

    NoteNote

    If you are working with a form that was not created based on a template, or the form had changed template values, know that the names and sequence specified in this and the remaining steps might be different.

  3. Right-click the Data Sources node of the form and then click Open New Window. The data sources for the form appear in a separate AOT window.

  4. Expand the table that contains the header fields that you want to appear on the grid, and then expand Fields.

  5. Drag the field or field group to the tab page. A control is added to the grid for each field. To add more fields to the grid, repeat this step.

    For example, the Sales order form uses fields from SalesTable in the header section of the line view. In addition, Sales order uses several group controls to organize and label the fields that appear in the line header.

To specify the data source for the lines grid

  1. In the Design node, click the DetailsTab, expand LineView, expand LineViewTab, expand LineViewLines, right-click LinesGrid, and then click Properties. The Properties window opens.

  2. Click DataSource and then select the table you want to use as the data source for the grid.

    For example, the Sales order form uses the SalesLine table as the data source for the lines grid.

To add fields to the lines grid

  1. In the AOT window that shows the form data sources, expand Data Sources, expand the table that contains the line fields that you want to appear on the grid, and then expand Fields.

  2. Drag the field or field group to the grid control. A control is added to the grid for each field. To add more fields to the grid, repeat this step.

    For example, the lines grid in the Sales order form shows fields from the SalesLine table.

  3. Right-click the form and then click Save.

After you add the line header and lines grid, you might want to add fields to the Line details tab. For information about how to customize Line details, see How to: Add Line Details Information to a Details Form with Lines.

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