Chapter 21. Application models
In this chapter
AX 2012 introduced a new era for managing metadata artifacts.
In previous versions of the product, metadata artifacts were stored in Application Object Data (AOD) files. These files served two purposes. First, they acted as the deployment vehicle for metadata—for example, you could copy an AOD file from the source system to the target system. Second, they provided run-time storage for model elements. The AOD file provided the physical storage for a native indexed sequential access method (ISAM) database that contained the ...