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Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 by The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team

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Chapter 21. Application models

In this chapter

Introduction

Layers

Models

Element IDs

Creating a model

Preparing a model for publication

Upgrading a model

Moving a model from test to production

Model store API

Introduction

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 ...

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