Apply a journal approval procedure [AX 2012]

Updated: July 27, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Use this procedure to apply a journal approval procedure to an hour journal. Journal approval procedures can be used to approve timesheet transactions that are entered by workers.

Applying a journal approval procedure involves attaching an approval procedure to a journal name, applying the journal approval procedure to a journal, and then approving the journal lines.


Journal approval procedures are created in the Journal approval form. For more information, see Journal approval (form).

  1. Click Project management and accounting > Setup > Journals > Journal names.

  2. Create or select a journal name.


    Journal approval procedures apply only to hour journals. Ensure that Hour is selected in the Journal type field.

  3. In the Approve field, select an approval procedure.

  4. Click Project management and accounting > Journals > Hour.

  5. In the Journal form, create or select an hour journal line.

  6. On the General tab, in the Approve field, select a journal approval procedure.

  7. Click the Approval button to select an approval status.


Journal lines can only be approved in a batch per journal. They cannot be approved line by line.

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