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August 08, 2012

Update multiple records with 'Fill Utility'

Update multiple records with 'Fill Utility'

Note:- FOLLOW THIS STEPS ON YOUR OWN RISK,I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY GOOF UPS. SO PLZ BE CAREFULL DURING THESE STEPS.
The Fill utility enables authorized users and/or administrators to mass-update records, similar to the find and replace functionality. We can use an alternative method also to Update Multiple records in Grid.
this utility assists administrators or users during implementations/Development or when business process changes affect multiple records.
Cautions:
1> It is recommended practice to take backup of entire database before performing this 'Fill Utility' operation.
2> It is recommended to use this feature during implementations/Development (or) when business process changes affect multiple records.
3> Please follow the standard procedure to enable this configuration. This may require restart of AOS & Data dictionary sync to make sure changes take immediate effect.
4> Be aware that changing numerous records at the same time can be time-consuming.
Enable configuration key:
Path: Dynamics Ax > Administration > Setup > System > Configuration > Under Administration tree (Enable 'Fill Utility' option)
Fill Utility usage:
Open the form that contains the field to update.
Example:  Dynamics Ax > Accounts Receivable > Common forms > Customer details > Select required customer record > payment tab

Right click on the field 'Ledger account' field > Record info

Click button 'Fill Utility'

We can select the criteria here
Click button 'OK'

Validate the records and click 'OK'

Select new 'Terms of payment' = N045 (here we have to specify new terms of payment)
Click 'OK'
Caution: Be aware that changing numerous records at the same time can be time-consuming.
Fill Utility log:
Path: Dynamics Ax > Basic > Inquiries > Fill Utility log

Security key: Adminfillutility
This completes 'Fill Utility' feature details from usage.
This a very useful to update multiple records at the same time.
- Harry

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