AX7/D365/Operations: Create custom data entity

Purpose:

The purpose of this document is to demonstrate how we can develop a custom data entity for a custom table in Dynamics 365 for Operations.

Prerequisites:

  • Access to Dynamics 365 for Operations instance via remote desktop.
  • To be provisioned as an administrator for the instance.
  • Visual Studio project, model, package have been created.
  • Custom table has been created in the project.

Business requirement:

Ability to perform data operations on custom table.

Development:

We’ll be developing a data entity for a custom table, MAKInventRawMaterial for this scenario.

1. Click Ctrl+Shift+A to add new item to the project.
2. Select Data Model > Data Entity, giving name MAKInventRawMaterialEntity. Click Add.

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3. Specify data entity properties as shown below and select MAKInventRawMaterial table as the Primary datasource. Click Next.

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4. On the next screen of the wizard, review the data entity fields. You may choose to Convert labels to field names. Click Finish.

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5. The following highlighted development artifacts must be created.

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6. Open project properties and set Synchronize Database on Build to True to synchronize the newly created table and data entity with database.

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7. You have now successfully created a custom data entity!

To see the custom data entity in action, please see the following post.

https://dynamicsaxinsight.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/ax7-d365-operations-data-import-using-data-entities/

 

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