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How to fix Data Migration Framework (DIXF) error in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

How to fix Data Migration Framework (DIXF) error in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This article addresses:
How to resolve Data Import / Export Framework (DIXF) error.
How to resolve data upload error in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
How to resolve error ‘could not load file or assembly … The system cannot find the file specified.

Applied on: Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Prerequisite: Basic Dynamics AX 2012 programming knowledge.
Target audience: AX programmers.
Assumption: You are familiar with Dynamics AX 2012.

When you get an error to upload data using Data Migration Framework (DIXF), check below things.

- Data Import / Export Framework (DIXF) service should be installed on a computer running SQL Server Integration Services. This component provides the connection to SQL Server Integration Services.
In order to complete the installation, you must provide an account for the service to run as. AOS service account is recommended.

- AOS component should be installed on AOS server that connects the AOS to the Data Import/Export Framework service. If AOS component is installed correctly you should get a folder called  DataImportExportFramework under default location “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60” on AOS server. Inside this folder you should have:


- Client component should be installed on client system. It installs the user interface component of the Data Import/Export Framework. If client component is installed correctly the client bin folder should have 4 DLLs e.g.

Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Tools.DMF.DriverHelper.dll, Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Tools.DMF.Mapper.dll, Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Tools.DMF.PreviewGrid.dll, Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Framework.Tools.DMF.ServiceProxy.dll

The default location for these files is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Client\Bin” on client machine. Your AOS server can be a client as well.

-     Open your AX client and go to Data import export framework module > Setup > Data import/export framework parameters. On this form you need to define a share folder path and validate. Important thing is the service account assigned to Data Import / Export Framework (DIXF) service on SQL server should have access to this folder.


-      On AOS server go to Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager > Configuration > Local Users and Groups > Groups. In this Groups folder there must a group called Microsoft Dynamics AX Data Import Export Framework Service Users. In this group add service account (user ID) which you used for DIXF on SQL server. Also add users will be accessing DIXF.

-      Open your AX client and go to System administration > Setup > Services and Application Integration Framework > Inbound ports > make sure DMFService is activated.

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