Show AOS in status bar

November 26, 2009 at 20:04
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There is an option on the ‘status bar’ tab of the options screen (AX button – Extra – Options), that some people think that doesn’t work: Show AOS name.
You can see what I mean on the screenshot below.

Show AOS name

Show AOS name

As you can see, the AOS is clearly displayed at the bottom of the screen in the status bar.
If the option doesn’t work for you, it is because you did not specify the Instance Name in your client configuration, as shown on the screenshot below.
Instance name

Instance name

You’ll have to restart AX for this to be visible in the status bar.

Also note that this doesn’t really show the AOS you are connected to, it merely shows the value you specified in the instance name field in your configuration.

So does this functionality work? Yes, but not as you’d expect.


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  1. Mike

    That is good to know. Can you change the order that items show up in the status bar?


  2. Klaas Deforche

    Hi Mike.
    I don’t think this is possible, sorry.
    Best regards.

  3. Dilip

    Good tip mate, Found it to be useful


  4. DAX Admin

    This use useful, but I was wondering how you would turn this on for a large group of users. I have looked though groups to see if I can enable for the group, but it would be even nicer if I could make this a default option for all users, and even as you create a new user. Any way to do this?

  5. jon

    @ DAX Admin – write a job to update the table

  6. Yasir

    Hi, can you please tell me how can i attach a datasource to the navigation buttons of status bar. and also can i use the navigation buttons according to my own criteria.

  7. Klaas Deforche

    Hi Yasir,
    I’m not exactly sure what you mean. If you want to customize the status bar by adding you own field, I don’t know of any method to do that.

  8. Shiva

    Hi Yasir,
    Have you figured out how to add our own field to the status bar on AX??

  9. Jack

    We have several development environments. For each we have an icon where we add “-development -aos2=AOSSERVER:2712”

    This is quite useless for us, as we don’t use the configuration utility to change our environment. Any other solution for developers to know where are they working?

  10. AdamS

    You just need that:
    “development -aos2=MyAOSName@AOSSERVER:2712”

  11. RT


    Where is this AOS_DEV value stored in the database and how can you get this value using X++?


  12. RT


    Is it possible to retrieve the AOS_DEV value using X++?