Saturday, 28 February 2015

2 examples of importing multiple files

In AX, the typical way to import files via the UI is to do it one file at the time. If you have multiple files to import there are several options on how to do this via the AIF.

Every once in a while, it could be useful for the end-user to have the option of importing several files through the UI.

I have found two similar examples on how to achieve this:

Example 1)
static void MultiFileSelectDlgTest_1(Args _args)
    System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog ofd;
    System.String[]                                          s2;
    int                                                               counters;
    str                                                               imageValaue;
    int                                                               i;
    ofd = new System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog();
    ofd.set_Title("Select files");
    if (ofd.ShowDialog() == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult::OK)
        s2 = ofd.get_FileNames();
        counters=System.Convert::ToInt32( s2.get_Length());
        for(i = 0 ; i <= counters-1; i++)
            imageValaue = System.Convert::ToString(s2.GetValue(i));
            info(strFmt('%1', imageValaue));
            //do whatever you want ;)

The dialog will show this:
and the output in the infolog shows the individual files processed:

Example 2) The second example is just another flavour of the first, adding a filter option on the input content.

static void MultiFileSelectDlgTest_2(Args _args)
    int             idx;
    int             cnt;
    boolean         result;
    System.String[] files;
    Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog dlg = new Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog();

    dlg.set_Filter("Text documents|*.txt|All files|*.*");

    result = dlg.ShowDialog();

    if (result)
        files = dlg.get_FileNames();

        cnt = files.get_Count();

        for (idx = 0; idx <= cnt; idx++)

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