Table properties in the Application Object Tree (AOT)
This topic describes the properties that are in the Properties window for table elements in the Application Object Tree (AOT). Table elements are located under Data Dictionary > Tables.
For guidelines about setting property values, see Best Practices for Table Properties. Next is a list of topics about the properties of AOT elements that are sub-elements under a table element.
The following table describes the properties of table elements in the AOT.
|Property||Description||New in this version of Microsoft Dynamics AX|
|Abstract||Specifies whether the table supports inheritance. The default value is No. If the value is Yes, the table cannot be a direct target of X++ SQL statements such as update_recordset and select. This property is unavailable when the SupportInheritance property is set to No. For more information, see Table Inheritance Overview.||AX 2012|
|AnalysisDimensionType||Determines the type of dimension created based on the IsLookup property setting. You can specify one of the following values.
|AnalysisIdentifier||Specifies the field to be used as the identifier for the dimension in a SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cube.|
|AOSAuthorization||Specifies the type of operation that a user can perform on a table, depending on the user's permissions. When the property is set to None, an authorization check is not performed.|
|CacheLookup||Determines how to cache the records retrieved during a lookup operation. This CacheLookup property exists only on tables that do not inherit from another table. On an inheritance root table, this property cannot be set to EntireTable by using the AOT Properties window. You must not use other techniques to assign this value to inheritance root tables. For example, do not use the AOTsetProperty method of the TreeNode class to assign this value.|
|ClusterIndex||Specifies the cluster index. This property is used only for SQL optimization purposes.|
|ConfigurationKey||Specifies the configuration key for the table. Configuration keys allow a system administrator to enable and disable certain parts of an application.|
|CountryRegionCodes||Specifies the country region codes where the table is applicable or valid. The client framework and application may make use of this property to enable or disable country or region specific features. This is implemented as a comma-separated list of ISO country codes in a single string. The values must match data contained in the global address book.||AX 2012|
|CountryRegionContextField||Specifies the field that will be used to identify the country context. This relates to the CountryRegionCodes property.||AX 2012|
|CreatedBy||Indicates whether the system maintains the CreatedBy field for the records in a table. This field contains information about who created a particular record.|
|CreatedDateTime||Indicates whether the system maintains the CreationDate and CreationTime fields for the records in a table. This field contains the date when a record was created.||AX 2012|
|CreatedTransactionId||Indicates whether the system maintains the CreatedTransactionId field for the records in a table. This field contains information about which transaction created the record.|
|CreateRecIdIndex||Indicates whether an index on the Record ID field is created.|
|DeveloperDocumentation||Describes the purpose of a table and explains how it is used in the application. A description is typically no more than five sentences long and is written as a single paragraph.|
|EntityRelationshipType||Classifies a table according to common entity relationship (ER) data model notation. A table is classified as an entity or a relationship. An entity represents an object. A relationship represents an association between two objects.|
|Extends||Derives the table from another table that is chosen as the property value. The value is null when the SupportInheritance property is set to Yes. For more information, see Table Inheritance Overview.||AX 2012|
|FormRef||Specifies the display menu item that is activated when a table is referenced. A display menu item is associated with a form. When you use a primary index field on a report, this form is available as a link in the report. A primary index is specified by using the PrimaryIndex property. If you leave this field blank, the system attempts to display a form that has the same name as the table.|
|ID||Specifies the table ID generated by the system. For more information, see Application Object IDs.|
|IsLookup||For report models, it specifies whether the table information is incorporated into other tables that reference it when a report model is generated. For OLAP cubes, it determines whether to generate a consolidated dimension or a distinct dimension. You can specify one of the following values.
|Label||Specifies the label for a table.|
|ListPageRef||Specifies a display menu item that points to a form that can show a list of this record type.||AX 2012|
|Model||Specifies which model the table is in. A model is a logical grouping of elements in a layer. An element can exist in exactly one model in a layer. Examples of elements are a table or class. The same element can exist in a customized version in a model in a higher layer.||AX 2012|
|ModifiedBy||Indicates whether the system maintains the ModifiedBy field for the records in a table. This field records the person who performed the last modification to a record.|
|ModifiedDateTime||Indicates whether the system maintains the ModifiedDateTime field for the records in a table. This field records the date of the last modification of a record.|
|ModifiedTime||Indicates whether the system maintains the ModifiedTime field for the records in a table. This field records the time when a record was last modified.|
|Name||Specifies the table name.|
|OccEnabled||Specifies whether the optimistic concurrency mode is enabled for a table. When this mode is enabled, data is not locked from future modification when it is fetched from the database. Data is locked only when the actual update is performed.|
|PreviewPartRef||Specifies the Info Part or Form Part to be used in the enhanced preview. An info part shows a collection of data fields from a specified query. An info part uses metadata to describe how the data appears. A form part represents a pointer to a form.||AX 2012|
|PrimaryIndex||Specifies the primary index. Only a unique index can be selected. The property is used for database optimization purposes and to indicate which unique index to use as the caching key. If a primary index is not specified, the unique index with the lowest ID is used as the caching key.|
|ReplacementKey||Specifies the fields to display as the identifier for data in some form controls.||AX 2012|
|ReportRef||Specifies the output menu item that is activated when a table is referenced. An output menu item is associated with a report. When you use a primary index field on a report, this report is available as a link in the report. A primary index is specified using the PrimaryIndex property.|
|SaveDataPerCompany||Indicates whether the data for the current company is saved. If you set the property to No, data is saved without a company identifier (DataAreaId).
|SaveDataPerPartition||Shows whether the table has a system field named Partition. This is meant to be a read-only system field. If the table has a Partition field, each record is assigned to one partition. Each record is kept hidden from data access operations that are run under the context of other partitions.||AX 2012 R2|
|SearchLinkRefName||Specifies the name of the menu item that links to information on a Web site about a table record listed in the Enterprise Portal search results. If the SearchLinkRefType property is set to URL, select a menu item from the SearchLinkRefName property list that links to a Web part page that displays the table data. Forms and reports on Web part pages can display data.|
|SearchLinkRefType||Specifies the type of the menu item that links to information on a Web site about a table record listed in the Enterprise Portal search results.|
|SingularLabel||Specifies the label that is used in a report model or a cube to display the singular name of items stored in the table.|
|SupportInheritance||Setting this property to Yes enables you to set a value for other inheritance related properties such as Extends and Abstract.
|SystemTable||Indicates if a table appears as a System table. It can then be filtered during export and import. System tables are always synchronized when you log in. This may be useful for tables that you use as soon as you log in.|
|TableContents||Specifies how setup/parameter data can be reused from one customer to another. The following values are possible:
|TableGroup||Determines which group the table belongs to. Table Groups provide a method for categorizing tables according to the type of data they contain. Table groups can be used to define whether the system should prompt users when they update or delete from the table in forms by using the table as the data source. When exporting data, you can use table groups to filter records.|
|TableType||Replaces the Temporary property found in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. For more information, see Temporary Tables and the TableType Property.||AX 2012|
|TitleField1, TitleField2||Enables you to do the following:
|TypicalRowCount||Specifies the number of records that typically appear in a table. If the AnalysisSelection property is not set, the TypicalRowCount property determines how records are selected by using Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. The TypicalRowCount property setting affects whether a drop-down list, list box, or a filtered list box is used to select table records. For more information, see Best Practices for Table Properties.|
|ValidTimeStateFieldType||Specifies the type of date-time field for the system to use when it tracks data within time spans.||AX 2012|
|Visible||Specifies the access rights when the table is used as a data source in a form or a report. If the table is used as a data source in a form, then the access rights in the form cannot exceed the access rights defined for the table.|
Tables and Report Models
The following properties are related to report models that are used to add information to a report.