How to: Import an XSLT Transform


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

This topic shows you how to import an XSLT transform in Microsoft Dynamics AX. After you import the XSLT, you can use it in the Application Integration Framework (AIF) pipeline. XSLTs are used to transform data in a request before it reaches the message queue.

Importing the XSLT file

In this section you import the XSLT transform so you can use it in the AIF pipeline.

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You must be logged into Windows Server as an administrator to add a new transform.

To import the XSLT file

  1. Open Microsoft Dynamics AX and type CTRL+SHIFT+W to open a new development workspace.

  2. Select Tools > Application Integration Framework > Manage transforms.

  3. In the Manage transforms form, type CTRL+N to add a new transform.

  4. In the Name field, enter a unique name of up to 30 characters.

  5. In the Description field, enter a description of the transform of up to 1,000 characters.

  6. In the Type field, select XSL.

  7. Click Load, navigate to the XSLT file, and then click Open. The XSLT XML is displayed in the Content field.

  8. Type CTRL+S to save the transform.


We do not recommend adding multiple instances of the same .NET assembly to the Manage transforms form by using a different name for each instance. When multiple instances of the .NET assembly are listed in the form, each instance refers to the same .dll file. Changes to the .dll file will affect all ports that reference the transform, regardless of the name of the transform in the Manage transforms form.

See also

About the AIF Pipeline and Transforms