Create financial dimension (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 27, 2011

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

Click General ledger > Setup > Chart of accounts > Configure account structures. On the Action Pane, click Edit. Click Add segment. Select <New financial dimension>, and then click Add segment.

Use this form to create a financial dimension. You can select a predefined, system dimension to use as an account segment, or you can create your own.

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



Financial dimension values

Open the Financial dimension values form, where you can set up the details for financial dimension values.



Use values from

Select a predefined, system dimension to use financial dimension values from that dimension, or select < Custom dimension > to create your own.

Dimension name

If you select a system dimension, the dimension name will be displayed. You can change the name. Otherwise, enter a name for the dimension.

Report column name

Enter a short name for the dimension that can be used on reports if the column is not wide enough to display the full dimension name.

Dimension value mask

Enter a format for dimension values to follow. For example, if you enter ####, the dimension value must be four characters long.

This field is available only when you select < Custom dimension > in the Use values from field.

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