In X++ we have the below methods for fetching data after any changes are made, below is the short description of what they are and when to use each one.
Refresh() refreshes the user view with whats stored in the caches. This does not touch the DB.
Use this after any form change has been made through code.
ReRead() fetches only the current record from database and does not re read the complete datasource.
Use this when you need to update only the current record after modifying any value.
ReSearch() will execute the same query again and fetch the results from the database.
Use this if you need to get the current most data from database.
ExecuteQuery() will run the query again just like research does but it will also take any query changes into account.
Use this is you have modified the query on run-time and need the updated results according to the new query.
Everyone has dreams, not all come true but those who chase after their dreams often wonder till when do you chase them? what time should one give up? what if its just not going to happen? First of all know this that every successful person who has achieved his or her dream and made the impossible possible has had these thoughts many times over during their journey and what led them to success was ignoring these thoughts and never giving up.
Never stop trying, you might be this close.
The picture above says it all. The dream dies when we want it to die. Worked too hard, take a break but don’t quit and get back on it with a fresh mind and will to achieve it this time around. Perfecting something takes time and so does achieving something big or doing something different. Normal is not what you want to be, do you ever refer to a billionaire as normal or the top athlete normal; think for a moment would you ever call Mr. Usain Bolt normal? the answer in your mind is probably no because people like that are extra ordinary! they are not even close to the average Joe. To be successful, to be an achiever and to be ahead of the game; you have to be not normal; you gotta do what others don’t; think what others don’t so you can achieve what others don’t. Now go out there and never quit! Be consistent and show persistence towards your goals so you may one day achieve them.
O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah.that ye may prosper (Surah Al-Imran, 200)
To connect to an external database with X++ you can use Open Database Connection (ODBC) protocol through the OdbcConnection class among other ways. This approaches requires you to setup us a Data Source Name(DSN) on your server machine with the required access. Below is the code sample for how you can achieve this.To read more about this visit MSDN.
// X++, Main method in a class.
static public void Main(Args _args)
str sql, criteria;
// Set the information on the ODBC.
loginProperty = new LoginProperty();
//Create a connection to external database.
odbcConnection = new OdbcConnection(loginProperty);
sql = "SELECT * FROM MYTABLE WHERE FIELD = "
+ " ORDER BY FIELD1, FIELD2 ASC ;";
//Assert permission for executing the sql string.
perm = new SqlStatementExecutePermission(sql);
//Prepare the sql statement.
statement = odbcConnection.createStatement();
resultSet = statement.executeQuery(sql);
//Cause the sql statement to run,
//then loop through each row in the result.
//It is not possible to get field 3 and then 1.
//Always get fields in numerical order, such as 1 then 2 the 3 etc.
//Close the connection.
error("Failed to log on to the database through ODBC.");
Here is how you can connect to an external database using X++ SqlClient class. This is among the few others approaches you can connect to an external database.
public System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection getConnection()
connectionString = “Persist Security Info=False;User ID=UserID;Pwd=Password;Initial Catalog=DatabaseName;Data Source=localhost;”;
connection = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection(connectionString);
error(“An exception has occurred.”);
error(“A CLR exception has occurred.”);
exception = CLRInterop::getLastException();
if (exception != null)
To run a query after a successful connection, use this code:
str sql, attributeName, attributeValue;
str 30 materialCode;
mzkConnectToDB = new MzkConnectToDB();
conn = mzkConnectToMSDgen.getConnection();
sql = strFmt(“select * from tablename;”);
cmd = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand(sql,conn);
dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
materialCode = dr.get_Item(‘material_id’);
//Close the connection.