Preprocess unit texts (form) [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

Click Preprocessing upgrade checklist > Prepare application data for preprocessing > Unit texts.

Use this form to define how preexisting, company-specific unit texts are consolidated into a set of shared, language-specific unit texts. Unit texts are printed on external documents such as invoices. If no unit text is associated with a unit of measure, the symbol of the unit of measure is applied.


When you start preprocessing unit texts, all unit texts associated with each unit of measure are listed in this form. In cases where there is more than one unit text per language for a shared unit of measure, the texts must be aligned so that there is only one text per language.

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




Check for validation errors before you set the unit texts to Set to ready for upgrade.

Set to ready for upgrade

Set to ready for upgrade when you have resolved all validation errors.



Partition key

Select a data partition for preprocessing.


This control is available only if you are upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3.

Unit (shared)

The unit symbol that will represent the shared unit of measure.


The company of origin for the unit text.


The language of the unit text.

System language

Indicates if the unit text is specified in the system language.


The unit symbol of the preexisting company-specific unit of measure.


If there is more than one unit text per language associated with a unit, you must align the texts in this field.

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