AX – D365FO – Regenerate Cross reference in AX2012 to see the relationships between objects (Used by)

The Microsoft Dynamics AX cross-reference system allows you to see the relationships between objects. You can see the following:

  • Which other objects use the current object
  • Which other objects the current object uses

For example, you can get a list of every piece of code that uses a particular method, or you can see which forms use a particular table field. You can also get information about where labels are used in the application.


In label editor screen there is a button “Used by ” as per my understanding it is used to display the objects that use this label. I clicked the button so many times using different label ids with different labels files but the open screen is empty  what should I do to retrieved the objects use  certain label id ?


You would need to generate cross-reference data for your environment for elements to show up in the “Used by” form.

Tools>Cross reference>Periodic>Update and select the Update All checkbox. This will take a long time…probably 2x the normal system compile time.

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