Product configurator – Front-end call stack

Instantiate and load front-end

1. Starting Point

  • Called by PCExecuteVariantConfiguration
  • Form PCRuntimeConfigurator
  • Class PCRuntimeConfiguratorFormFactory.create

 2. First the model is loaded into an XML

  • PCRuntimeLibrary::getModelXMLIL –> Only Model, no values (Values come only in Step 4.)
  • Calls PCXmlSessionWriterModel.writeModel
  • Calls PCXmlSessionWriterComponent.write
  • Calls PCXmlSessionWriterComponentAttribute.write

3. Using the .Net Class is used to process the xml

  • Microsoft.Dynamics.Ax.Frameworks.Controls.ProductConfiguration.Iconfigurator
  • Instantiated in PCRuntimeConfigurator.loadModel

4. Assign Values to front-end

  • Triggered by PCRuntimeConfigurator.loadAttributeValues()
  • PCConfigurationLoader.runIL
  • PCConfigurationLoader.loadValues

5. Frontend-Handlers

  • The Font-End calls PCRuntimeUIConfigurator.userSelectedValue to assign user selected values to front end.

Save front-end results

1. Front-end returns XML

  • Processed by PCXMLParse… classes
  • e.g. PcXmlParseComponentAttribute.parseIL (modified for config description – hidden attributes)

2. XML Parser returns PCAdaptor… classes that do the further processing

  • PCAdaptorVisitorConfigurationReuse: handle reusability of configurations
    • PCAdaptorComponent.createReuseConfiguration
    • PCAdaptorComponent.reuseConfigurationExists()
  • PCAdaptorVisitorBOMGeneration: create BOM

3. Finally update the Sales Line

  • PCExecuteVariantConfiguration.updateDemandSourceDocumentLine
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