This is to show a method to execute external database stored procedures from X++ code. Create a job in AOT with following code. Follow the steps as explained here in the code like replace Server Name, Database name , Stored Procedure name.

The below code is executed through the ODBC Connection.

static void execExternalDatabase(Args _args)
{
    LoginProperty loginProperty;
    ODBCConnection odbcConnection;
    Statement statement;
    ResultSet resultSet;
   
	ResultSetMetaData resultSetMetaData;
    Counter counter;
    str sql;
    SqlStatementExecutePermission perm;
    ;
 
   
    loginProperty = new LoginProperty();
    loginProperty.setServer("SERVERNAME Here"); // Replace your Database Server Name here
    loginProperty.setDatabase("DemoDB"); //Replace your Database name here
    odbcConnection = new ODBCConnection(loginProperty); // setting odbc connection here.
 
    // ODBC Connection to create statement
    statement = odbcConnection.createStatement();
 
    // Replace the StoredProcedure you want to execute.
    sql = strfmt('EXEC[myStoredProcedureName]');
 
    // Set code access permission to Execute
    perm = new SqlStatementExecutePermission(sql);
    perm.assert();
 
    try
    {
        // if Stored Procedure has Select query use executeQuery method.
       
        resultSet = statement.executeQuery(sql);
        resultSet.next();
       
        resultSetMetaData = resultSet.getMetaData();
        for (counter = 1; counter <= resultSetMetaData.getColumnCount(); counter++)
        {
            switch(resultSetMetaData.getColumnType(counter))
            {
                case 0,1 :
                    info(resultSet.getString(counter));
                break;
                case 3:
                    info(date2StrUsr(resultSet.getdate(counter)));
                break;
            }
        }
    }
    catch (exception::Error)
    {
        print "An error occured in the query.";
        pause;
    }
    // Code access permission scope ends here.
    CodeAccessPermission::revertAssert();
}

Used a simple select query in the stored procedure and the result will be displayed on the infolog.

To execute a stored procedure from X++ use the Server method, the Client method does not have permissions. you don’t require any special privileges or permissions to execute a stored procedure. if used other then Server method, a message should appear like this Request for the permission of type SqlStatementExecutePermission failed.

public static void main(AssemblyLoadEventArgs _args)
{
    Connection con = new Connection();
    Statement stmt = new Con.createStatement();
 
    ResultSet r;
    str sql;
 
    SqlStatementExecutePermission perm;
    sql = stmt('EXEC [StoreprocedureName]');
    perm = new SqlStatementExecutePermission(sql);
    perm.assert();
    try
    {
        stmt.executeUpdate(sql);
    }
    catch (Exception::Error)
    {
        print "An error occured in the query";
        pause;
    }   
    CodeAccessPermission::revertAssert();
}

Infographic Tiêu tiền khôn ngoan theo quy tắc 6 chiếc lọ

When creating new elements, ensure that you follow the recommended naming conventions. Any future development and maintenance will be much easier.

Ax Microsoft Dynamics AX typed data source

Axd Microsoft Dynamics AX business document

Asset Asset management

BOM Bill of material

COS Cost accounting

Cust Customer

Dir Directory, global address book

EcoRes Economic resources

HRM/HCM Human resources

Invent Inventory management

JMG Shop flor control

KM Knowledge management

Ledger General ledger

PBA Product builder

Prod Production

Proj Project

Purch Purchase

Req Requirements

Sales Sales

SMA Service management

SMM Sales and marketing management, also called customer relationship management (CRM)

Sys Application frameworks and development tools

Tax Tax engine

Vend Vendor

Web Web framework

WMS Warehouse management

Tip 1: Measure execution time of your code

Measuring is knowing. Before you start changing code, make sure you have a set of data you can keep reusing for your tests. Measure the performance of your code on that data after each change in code so you know the impact of your changes.

One way to do this is by using the Winapi::getTickCount() or WinApiServer::getTickCount() if your code runs on server method.

static void KlForTickCountSample(Args _args)
{
    int ticks;
    ;
    // get the tickcount before the process starts
    ticks = winapi::getTickCount();
    
    // start the process
    sleep(2000); // simulate 2 seconds of processing
    
    // compare tickcount
    ticks = winapi::getTickCount()  ticks;
    
    // display result
    info(strfmt('Number of ticks: %1', ticks));
}

Tip 2: limit the number of loops

A LOT of time goes into loops. If you have a performance problem, start looking for loops. Code can run really fast, but it can get slow when it is executed too many time, eg, in a loop.

Tip 3: avoid if in while select

When there is a if in a while select, see if you can rewrite it a a where statement in your select. Don’t be affraid use a join either. Consider the following example:

static void KlForIfInLoop(Args _args)
{
    VendTable vendTable;
    ;
    // usually slower
    while select vendTable
    {
        if(vendTable.VendGroup == 'VG1')
        {
            info(vendTable.AccountNum);
        }
    }

    // usually faster
    while select vendTable
    where vendTable.VendGroup == 'VG1'
    {
        info(vendTable.AccountNum);
    }
}

Tip 4: avoid double use of table methods

Using table methods a lot can get really slow if you do it wrong. Consider the following example:

static void klForTableMethodsSlow(Args _args)
{
    SalesLine salesLine;
    InventDim inventDim;
    ;
    
    // select a salesline
    select firstonly salesLine;
    
    inventDim.InventColorId = salesLine.inventDim().InventColorId;
    inventDim.InventSizeId  = salesLine.inventDim().InventSizeId;
    inventDim.inventBatchId = salesLine.inventDim().inventBatchId;
}

This example code looks nice, but there’s a problem. The salesLine.inventDim() method contains the following:

InventDim inventDim(boolean  _forUpdate = false)
{
    return InventDim::find(this.InventDimId, _forUpdate);
}

This means that the invendDim record is read three times from the database. It is better to declare the inventDim record locally and only retrieve it once:

static void klForTableMethodsFast(Args _args)
{
    SalesLine salesLine;
    InventDim inventDim;
    InventDim inventDimLoc;
    ;
    
    // select a salesline
    select firstonly salesLine;
    
    inventDimLoc = salesLine.inventDim();
    
    inventDim.InventColorId = inventDimLoc.InventColorId;
    inventDim.InventSizeId  = inventDimLoc.InventSizeId;
    inventDim.inventBatchId = inventDimLoc.inventBatchId;
}

Tip 5: Don’t put too much code on tables

Code on tables is usually fast, but things can get slow if you use it to much. Say you have a table with an InventDimId field. If you have 5 methods that need the InventDim record, because you don’t have a classDeclaration method on your table, you need to call this function 5 times, once in every method:

InventDim::find(this.inventDim)

When you put these methods on a class, you could optimise it by fetching the record only once and storing it in the classDeclaration, or better, passing it as a parameter to your methods. An other example is fetching parameters from parameter tables, eg InventParameters::find(). On a table, you have to fetch it each time you call a method. In a class, you would probably optimize your code to only fetch the parameter record once.

Tip 6: Use the fastest code

For some tasks, there is special code that is faster than the code you would normally write. For example:

// slower
while select forupdate custTable
where custTable.custGroup == 'TST'
{
    custTable.delete();
}
// faster
delete_from custTable
where custTable.custGroup == 'TST';

The same applies to update_recordset for updating records. Also, when adding values to the end of a container

cont += "a value";

is faster than

 cont = conins(cont, conlen(cont), "a value");
 

Tip 7: Every optimization counts

Remember that every optimization you do to you code counts, even if it’s a little one. Small performance tweaks can have a huge effect once you process large quantities of data. So don’t be lazy, and optimize.

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