About parameters for time and attendance [AX 2012]

Updated: March 17, 2014

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

This topic includes general information about the parameters that you must set before you can use time and attendance with Human resources. For more detailed information about specific time and attendance parameters, see Time and attendance parameters (form).

The parameters are divided into the following categories:




General parameters primarily include the settings for basic registration, such as refresh rates for registration forms and dimensions for absence registration.


If workers register on projects, you must specify which project journals to use and whether cost categories are applied when registrations are posted. Dimension control for project posting is also specified in this section.

Indirect activities

Specify an indirect activities journal, cost category usage, and dimension control for indirect activities.

Cost price

If workers’ time registrations are based on actual pay (real cost), specify which pay categories should be included in cost prices.


Select an export file that contains payroll information, which can be used in an external payroll system.

Display options

Select configurations for the Electronic timecard.

Number sequences

Set up basic number sequences used in time and attendance.


If you use job scheduling in production, the number sequence code for job identification in time and attendance must be the same as the job identification number sequence code in the Number sequences form. (Click Organization administration > Common > Number sequences > Number sequences.)


All parameters regarding integration to Production control are located in the Production parameters form.

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