AX 2012 EDT Relation


Can you please help me out in knowing the impact/importance in changing EDT Relation to Table Relation in AX 2012.I am not able to understand why Microsoft have changed this.Kindly help me out in knowing this.

Thanks in Advance


I’m aware of two things:

  • If there was a relation on both EDT and table, sometimes the one on EDT was preferred, sometimes the one on table. Having relations on a single place eliminates this problem. You also don’t have to check types of all fields to understand all relations on a table.
  • Relations now have a lot of additional information, such as cardinality and role name. That wouldn’t make sense on EDT.