(NOR) EHF electronic documents [AX 2012]

Updated: February 24, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

You can send customer invoices, free text invoices, or collection letters to Norwegian public sector organizations as electronic documents in the Elektronisk HandelsFormat (EHF) format. In Microsoft Dynamics AX, the Application Integration Framework (AIF) is used to generate the electronic documents as XML files, which are then converted to EHF files.


This topic does not apply to versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 prior to cumulative update 4 for AX 2012.

An EHF electronic document is an electronic document that was generated as an XML file, and then converted to EHF format by Microsoft Dynamics AX. The EHF format is based on Universal Business Language (UBL) 2.0 and is used to generate and send electronic documents to Norwegian public sector customers.

You can send the following documents as EHF electronic documents:

  • Customer invoices

  • Customer credit notes

  • Free text invoices

  • Project invoices

  • Project credit notes

  • Collection letters

When you post a customer transaction to generate an XML file, Microsoft Dynamics AX processes the XML file and generates an EHF electronic document. The EHF file is stored in the folder (\\Server\EHF\Sales\Target) that you create when you configure Microsoft Dynamics AX for EHF electronic invoicing.

You can send EHF electronic documents to Norwegian public sector customers. You can generate an EHF electronic document for the public sector customers for whom you selected the eInvoice check box in the Customers form.

Yes. You can store and use an Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations (XSLT) transformation style sheet to convert an XML file to an EHF electronic document. You can store the transformation style sheet at \\Server\EHF\Sales\XSLT. You create this folder when you set up folders for EHF electronic invoicing. You can specify the transformation style sheet file name that is used to convert XML files to EHF electronic documents when you create a batch job for EHF electronic invoicing. Microsoft Dynamics AX uses this transformation style sheet to convert XML files to EHF electronic documents. For more information, see (NOR) Configure EHF electronic invoicing.

You can find the default transformation style sheet file in the Developer console. Press CTRL+D to open the Developer console, expand the AOT node, and then expand the Resources node. Locate the resource, and then double-click the file or right-click the file, and then click Open to open the form. Click Export to export the file. The file is saved at \\Server\EHF\Sales\XSLT.

Yes. If you are using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or cumulative update 7 or later for AX 2012 R2, you can attach a relevant file, such as a copy of the invoice to the EHF electronic document when you deliver items or services to Norwegian public sector customers. You can attach files that are in the following formats.

  • .pdf

  • .txt

  • .gif

  • .tiff

  • .tif

  • .jpeg

  • .jpg

  • .png

You can use the Document handling of %1 form to specify the type of attachment and to attach supplementary documents to EHF electronic documents. For more information, see Document handling (form).

You can specify the URL link to the supplementary documents that are related to the EHF electronic document. To specify a URL link to a supplementary document, click New > URL, and then enter the URL in the Description field in the Document handling of %1 form.

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