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Hi everyone! 

I work as an intern at a company which uses Dynamics AX. My work includes creating lots of BOMs and Routing within AX, however we don't have direct access to the database, so we can only create BOMs one by one, using the AX GUI. I've (we've) been using AutoIt to automate the process using mouse clicks and Send() functions. This way I can create about 2,000 BOMs in an 8 hour shift, inserting data from an Excel file, which is of course way faster than doing it manually, however when there are over 20,000 Boms to create, it takes too long, and I can't use the computer for anything else while the script is running.  I'm not a professional programmer or anything, but would there be a way to send commands directly to the AX program without using the GUI? I know AutoIt has functions for Microsoft Office, but is it possible to create functions to directly control other software as well?  

Thank you for the replies in advance. 

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Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:


General development and scripting discussions.

Do not create AutoIt-related topics here, use the AutoIt General Help and Support or AutoIt Technical Discussion forums.

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Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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