Map fixed asset calendars [AX 2012]

Updated: October 19, 2012

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

When you upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you must use the Upgrade fixed asset calendars form to upgrade existing fixed asset calendars to fiscal calendars that can be shared by multiple legal entities.

You can then use the Ledger form in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to select a fiscal calendar.

If you are upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3, you must identify a data partition when performing this task. If you have configured multiple partitions, the procedure must be repeated for each partition. For more information about data partitions and upgrade, see Configure partitions.


When you upgrade fixed asset calendars, each new fiscal calendar must have a unique name.

  1. In the Partition key field, select a partition for preprocessing.

  2. Review the list of companies that use fixed asset calendars, and then review the names of the fixed asset calendars in the Calendar name column.

    • If all the calendar names in the Calendar name column are unique, you do not need to make any changes.

    • If two or more calendars have the same name in the Calendar name column, a new name must be assigned so that each calendar name is unique. For each duplicate calendar name, a new name is suggested in the New name column. You can change these suggested names.

  3. When you are finished, click Set to ready for upgrade to upgrade the fixed asset calendars to fiscal calendars.

Both Legal entity A and Legal entity B have fixed asset calendars named RBA01 (Reducing Balance Asset 1). Your task is to upgrade the fixed asset calendars to fiscal calendars. In the New name column, you change the names of the calendars to RBA01-A and RBA01-B. After you upgrade the calendars, the calendars are shared and can be used by any legal entity or by multiple legal entities.

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