Virtual company accounts (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 18, 2014

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

Click System administration > Setup > Virtual company accounts.

Use this form to view and create virtual company accounts.

Much of the data in Microsoft Dynamics AX is company-specific and is associated with a single company, or DataAreaId. Users can access data only for the company that they are currently logged on to. To share data among company accounts, you must create virtual company accounts.


In this release of Microsoft Dynamics AX, the data in some tables is organization-wide. By default, organization-wide data is available to all organizations. If you used virtual companies in a previous release, you can continue to use them. However, before you create new virtual companies for data sharing, we recommend that you verify whether the data that you want to share is already organization-wide. For more information, see About organizations and organizational hierarchies.

If you are using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or AX 2012 R2, company accounts and virtual company accounts must be configured in each partition.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.



Virtual company accounts

View or create virtual companies.

Company accounts

Select the company accounts to associate with the virtual company.

Table collections

Select the tables to associate with the virtual company.



Company accounts

The identifier for the virtual company.

Name of company accounts

The name of the virtual company.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).