Set up general system parameters (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 21, 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 > Checklists > Initialization checklist. On the initialization checklist, click Initialize system and then click Set up system parameters.

Use this form to set up system parameters for initialization.

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




Set system parameters such as the system language and the system currency.


Set up general alert options, such as the batch processing window and the drill-down target.

File store

Set up a location for storage of files that are generated in the system.

Number sequences

Set up number sequences.



System language

Enter the default language that is used by the application for text translations.


Enter the increment to use when new line numbers are assigned to the purchase order lines. The increment is a default for all purchase order lines and other order lines, such as sales and production order lines in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

System currency

Select the currency to use. You can define a default currency for each ledger that you set up in the Ledger form.

This currency is only used for specific cross-company totaling.

System exchange rate type

Select the exchange rate to use. Define a default exchange rate type for each legal entity in the Ledger form.

Chart of accounts delimiter

Select the symbol to use as the separator between financial dimensions.

Batch processing window (days)

Enter a number of days. The number of days that you enter will be added to the time limit that is set up for alerts. For more information, see About alert batch execution.

E-mail ID

Select the ID that corresponds to the e-mail template you created for alert notifications.

Drill-down target

Enter the value that corresponds to the database where the event occurred. The database value is required if you want a user to be able to drill-down to the event from the alert notification. For more information, see About drilling down from an alert email message


Select a shared network location for file storage. The file storage location can be used for the following purposes:

  • When you generate a file, such as a report, the file is created in this location. Subsequently you can copy the file to a different location.

  • When you run a batch job that generates files, the files are stored in this location until you retrieve them.


    Files that are generated by a batch job can be retrieved in the Generated files form. Click Home > Inquiries > Batch jobs > Generated files.

Ensure that all users have access to the network in order to access and print files that are stored in this location.


Select the number sequence to use for the following purposes:

  • Generate workflow configuration ID numbers.

  • Generate workflow instance ID numbers.

  • Generate alert rule ID numbers.

Number sequence code

Select a number sequence code for the corresponding ID number.

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