tMSAXOutput properties - 6.1

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Component family

Business/ Microsoft AX



tMSAXOutput connects to a MicrosoftAX server.


This component allows to write data in a MicrosoftAX server.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or Repository.



Built-in: No property data stored centrally.



Repository: Select the Repository file where properties are stored. The fields that come after are pre-filled in using the fetched data.



Select the type of the business connector to be used. The type may be:

  • Dynamics AX 4.0

  • Dynamics AX 2012


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.

.NET Business Connector Assembly Path

Browse to, or enter the path to the assembly file of your .NET business connector.



Type in the IP address of the MicrosoftAX server.


When you are using the .NET business connector, the relevant Job must be executed on the server where your dynamics AX server is hosted. If your Studio allows you to use a Jobserver to execute this Job, you have to deploy this Jobserver on the host server of your dynamics AX server.


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.


Enter the number of the Port of the .NET connector to be used.


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.

AOS Server Instance

Enter the name of the computer that runs the instance of Application Object Server (AOS) you need to connect to.



Type in the domain name on which the MicrosoftAX server is hosted.


User and Password

Type in user authentication data.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.


Enter the name of the company.


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.


Enter the display language you need to use.


Dynamics AX 2012 type only.

Configuration File Specify the location of the file which provides the configuration settings to be used.


Table Name

Name of the table you want to connect to and write/modify data in.


Action on data

You can do any of the following operations on the data in a MicrosoftAX server:

Insert: insert data.

Update: update data.

Insert or update: Insert a new record. If the record with the given reference already exists, an update would be made.

Update or insert: Update the record with the given reference. If the record does not exist, a new record would be inserted.

Delete: delete data.


Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.

Since version 5.6, both the Built-In mode and the Repository mode are available in any of the Talend solutions.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.


Die on error

This check box is selected by default. Clear the check box to skip the row on error and complete the process for error-free rows. If needed, you can retrieve the rows on error via a Row > Rejects link.


Additional Columns

This option allows you to use Local expressions to perform actions on columns. For example, you can alter values in columns of the defined table.

When you update or delete data in a column, this option provides you with other possibilities on WHERE statements through using different operators from the Operator column.

Name: name of the schema column to be altered or inserted as a new column.

Operator: select in the list the operator you want to use with the WHERE statement.


This column is not available when you use In­sert as action on data.

Data type: type of data.

Local expression: Type in the Local statement to be executed in order to alter or insert the relevant column data, for example row1.[row name]. Or, press Ctrl + Space and select any of the context variables available in the list.

Position: select in the list Before, After or Replace following the action you want to perform on the reference column.

Reference column: type in a column of reference that the component can use to place/replace the new/ altered column.

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at a Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

NB_LINE: the number of rows read by an input component or transferred to an output component. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_UPDATED: the number of rows updated. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_INSERTED: the number of rows inserted. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_DELETED: the number of rows deleted. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

NB_LINE_REJECTED: the number of rows rejected. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


This component is used as an output component. An Input component is required.