Setting up traditional financial statements [AX 2012]

Updated: January 29, 2014

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

Financial statements use row definitions and column definitions to present information about the financial status of a business at specific point in time, and to list revenues, expenses, and income.


We recommend that you use Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP to create, maintain, deploy, and view financial reports. Management Reporter lets you design financial reports based on ledger accounts and financial dimensions, drill down to transaction-level detail, and use web-based report viewing. For more information about how to print financial reports by using Management Reporter, see Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

To create a traditional financial statement, you must follow these steps:

  • Create a financial dimension set

  • Create a row definition

  • Design the financial statement row structure

  • Create the financial statement column definition

  • Print the report

The following topics provide information about setting up traditional financial statements.

About traditional financial statements

Design the rows and columns of a traditional financial statement

Design the row structure of a traditional financial statement

Generate, print, and export a traditional financial statement

Set up file formats for the export of a traditional financial statement

Set up financial dimensions for integrating applications (Excel and Management Reporter)

Import and set up XBRL taxonomies

(ESP) Import chart of accounts and financial statement details

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