tMSAXInput - 6.1

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tMSAXInput properties

Component family

Business/ Microsoft AX



tMSAXInput connects to a MicrosoftAX server.


This component allows to extract data from a MicrosoftAX server based on a query.

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.


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.


Table Name

Name of the table to read.



Enter your SQL query paying particular attention to properly sequence the fields in order to match the schema definition.

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.

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 usually used as a start component. An output component is required.



Related scenarios

No scenario is available for this component yet.