How to Create Multi Select Lookup in Microsoft Dynamics AX

by | Updated August 15, 2016 | Development, Dynamics AX

 

Main AccountDo you need a lookup that allows you to select multiple items in Microsoft Dynamics AX? Do you need to store the multiple values in the database? Check out the following example using multi select lookup that allows you to select multiple main accounts in AX.

 

 

 

Use the following steps to create Multi Select Lookup in Dynamics AX:

1.  Create an AOT query for the lookup.

 

SSIMainAccount

2. Create the control on the form, set the auto declaration property to yes

GroupSSI

3. In the Modified method of the control:

public boolean modified()
{
boolean ret;

ret = super();

ttsBegin;
SalesParameters.SSI_MainAccountId = SSI_MultisitePostingSales_Invoice_SSI_MainAccountId.text();
SalesParameters.update();
ttsCommit;

return ret;
}

4. In the Class Declaration of the form:

SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl    msCtrl;

5. In the Init method of the form:

msCtrl = SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl::construct(element, SSI_MultisitePostingSales_Invoice_SSI_MainAccountId,

queryStr(SSI_MainAccount));

6. On the form datasource Execute query method:

public void executeQuery()
{
super();

this.SSI_updateMainAccountCtrl();
}

7. On the form datasource create a new method to update the ctrl on load of the form:

public void SSI_updateMainAccountCtrl()
{
container       mainAccounts;

//Set the control value
SSI_MultisitePostingSales_Invoice_SSI_MainAccountId.text(SalesParameters.SSI_MainAccountId);

//Mark the appropriate checkbox in the drop down
mainAccounts = conNull();
mainAccounts = this.SSI_createContainers();

if (mainAccounts != conNull())
{
// Set controls for existing records
msCtrl.set(mainAccounts);
}
  else
{
msCtrl.set(conNull());
}
}

8. On the form datasource create a new method to hold the values that should be checked on the load of the form:

public container SSI_createContainers()
{
List            list = new List(Types::String);
ListIterator    i;
    container       RecIds, Names;
RecId           id;

//Create Container for the RecIds, Names
list = Global::strSplit(SalesParameters.SSI_MainAccountId,”;”);

i = new ListIterator(list);
while(i.more())
{
id = MainAccount::findByMainAccountId(i.value()).RecId;
RecIds += id;
Names += i.value();
i.next();
}

return [RecIds, Names];

}

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jeffery

    Nice post.
    Nicole, do you know how to mark certain record when use drop down this multiple selection ctrl?
    right now, only the first record will be marked when user drop down close and then drop down again.
    Thanks

  2. Michael Tweiten

    Hi Jeffery,

    I reached out to the author of this blog about your question.
    With the code example in the blog, the values selected in the drop down will be stored in the SalesParameters.SSI_MainAccountId field. Once you make the selections, it will save the information for the next time you select the drop down.
    Does this answer your question?

    Thanks,
    Michael

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