How to: Create a New Model [AX 2012]

Updated: September 1, 2011

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

Each layer in the AOS has a default model. Typically, you will create a new model for a layer, and then you will add resources for your application to the new model.

To create a new model

  1. Open the Development Workspace. See How to: Open a Development Workspace for more information.

  2. Choose Tools > Model management > Create model.

  3. Specify the parameters of the new model. The following table lists the parameters you have to supply values for.



    Model name

    The name that identifies the model.

    Model publisher

    The name of the organization that is creating the model.


    The layer in which the model is created.


    The initial version number for the model. The number must have the form x.x.x.x, with the segments representing the major, minor, build, and revision for the model.

    Model description

    A description of the contents of the model.

    Model display name

    The friendly name that is displayed for the model.

  4. Select Set as current model to have the new model become the active model in the Development Environment.

  5. Click OK to create the new model.

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