Evaluation of cross-references is very important with such a large code base (for understanding the current solution, for impact analysis and so on). Unfortunately the experience is worse than in previous versions of AX; here are some suggestions:
- Allow filtering and sorting.
- Add filtering options similar to those in Application Explorer (by type, model etc.).
- When I get a list of references, I often want to look at where some references are used. Please make it possible directly from the same window. For example, I could click on a reference and use "Find reference on it". Or I could be able to expand the node and see a hierarchy of references.
- Re-introduce "Reference" field, such as the information where a field is written into. I know it was dropped consciously, but it was really useful. If the standard "Find Symbol Results" doesn't support things like this, it's probably time to move from it.
By the way, when you later decide to switch to SQL Server 2017, wouldn't DynamicsXRefDB form a nice graph database?