Sometimes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 you get a requirement to import a data for an entity which does not exist in DIXF. In this case you will need to create a new Custom DIXF Entity.

In this blog I am going to show you how to develop/create a new DIXF entity which I have done for one of our clients.


Go to Data Import Export Framework module and click on “Create a custom entity for data import/export” in the Common section.


A new wizard will open. Click next.


In the next screen you will be asked to choose a table for which the DIXF entity needs to be created.


In our case we selected VendBankAccount.


In the next screen the Entity Table Name, Entity Query Name, Entity Class Name will be automatically filled. You will need to select the Display menu item name based on the entity you selected and click next.


Select the fields you need. You can mark them to select some of the fields or click on Enable All to select all the fields and click next. 006

Click finish to complete the wizard.


After some time of processing AX will automatically create a Private Project which will contain all the objects related to your custom DIXF entity.


Go to Target Entities Form. Click new and select the new custom entity from the lookup.


Give the Entity name and click save. 010

You custom DIXF entity has been created.


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