Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Data Import/Export Framework new version released


We have released the new version for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Data Import/Export Framework. Besides the new features we added we have also moved DIXF to Foundation as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU7.



What’s New :

  • Part of foundation layer in CU7.
  • 150  Entitiesout of the box ( 80+ new entities added)
    • Master Data
    • Reference Data
    • Journals
    • System Configuration data
    • Application configuration data – Parameters, Reference data, etc.
  • New Retail specific entities
  • New file types added for import as well as export
    • XML file – attribute and element based.
    • Excel file
  • Compare and copy entity data across companies
  • Copy entity data across companies
  • Support for exporting data in multiple formats – delimited, fixed width, XML and excel for bulk data.
  • Role based security and privacy extension for Entities and Processing Group
  • Securing Processing group by company.
  • Enhancements to custom entity creation


 Download it now!


  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (KB2885603 )


Key features

  • 150+ Entities out of the box
  • Support for creating custom entities using Custom entity creation wizard.
  • Import Entity data from multiple sources
  • Flat File – Delimited and Fixed Width
    • XML – XML file
    • Excel – Excel file
    • ODBC – external data bases , Excel files , etc.
  • Export Entity data from AX 2012 to
    • Other AX 2012 environments
    • Flat File , XML File and Excel file
  • Compare and Copy Entity data across Legal entities
  • Entity types – Entity, composite entity and flat table.
  • Mapper control
  • Parallel execution support from staging to target using Task Bundling
  • Folder as input for running periodic import  - with  functionality to move files to different folders (In Process, Error and Completed)
  • Error handling  - skipping error rows , etc.
  • Set based support for staging to target
  • Default value Support
  • Number sequence Support
  • External Key mapping Support
  • ·         Source to Target in single step
  • ·         Multiple AOS support

.. and lot more.


Comments (9)

  1. TommySkaue says:

    Good job, Mudit! Well served. 🙂

  2. Pegasus says:

    Can you please list all 150 entities  which are ready to use?

    We dont have CU7 installed, but we would consider it if we know which entities are now inclueded.

  3. Malcolm Burtt says:

    Hi Mudit

    I'd be interested in seeing the full list too. I'm particularly interested in whether there are entities for the retail discounts (mix & match, multi-buy, etc.) as we have a customer that has complex promotions requirements who wants to be able to set up their promotions in their test environment and make sure that they work the way they expect and then export that setup into live.



  4. Malcolm Burtt says:

    Never mind, I just found the list at…/dn507088.aspx

  5. Raj says:

    Hi Mudit

    Can we install only AX 2012 R2 CU7 DIXF on a AX 2012 R2 CU6 environment? If yes can you please provide a high level steps to achieve the same.



  6. Cristián says:

    I'm on the same situation as Raj. Can it be done ?? also noticed that the link to download only DMF package as been removed from Information Source.

  7. Mudit Mittal says:

    Raj and Cristian.

    I have got similar requests from other people as well. We are going to release DIXF as hotfix which can be installed on AX 2012 R2 (less than CU7).  This version would be same as CU7 version but it would not force to take full CU7. I am going to post details later today.

  8. Melvin Barquero says:

    Hi Mittal.

    Is any user manual available for this DMF version?


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