We have had many, many questions around importing data in AX 2012. Until recently
the best way to do imports has been through the use of services. Services are
still a great way to import data but you have more choices now. Fairly recently
the Data Migration Framework tool (DMF) became available as a public beta.
The DMF tool allows you to import data into AX tables from text files without
writing code. You can find the tool on InformationSource. It is located here –
Data Migration Framework. You can find it in InformationSource by clicking on Services towards the top of the page. You will see a list of downloads available, look for the one entitled
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Data Migration Framework Beta. Once you find the tool, I would advise you to watch the video that is posted right where you
download the tool before doing anything else. It will give you an idea of how
it works. After you’ve watched the video, download the tool. Also right beside the download for the tool is the written documentation
for how to use it. The documentation will guide you through the installation and for
using the tool once you are ready to dig in.
I know many of you have been looking for this for a while, Enjoy!!!