(CHN) General ledger parameters (modified form) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 17, 2012

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

Click General ledger > Setup > General ledger parameters.

Use this form to set up parameters for the general ledger. You can use this form to do the following:

  • Enter default information that is used if the information has not been specified at a lower level.

  • Select number sequences that are related to the general ledger.

  • Set up postdated checks for vendors and customers.

  • Enable letters of credit and letters of guarantee.

    Before you can select default values, you must set up the values in other forms. To open the form where you can create values, right-click in the field to which a default value must be assigned, and then select View details.


The controls that are described in this topic apply only to your country/region. For full documentation of this form, see the following topic or topics:

General ledger parameters (form)



Show amount in debit/credit columns

Select this check box to display the amounts in the debit and credit columns.

Show negative amount in red

Select this check box to display all of the negative transaction amounts in red.


This field is available only if the Show amount in debit/credit columns check box is selected.

Enable common account type

Select this check box to allow users to create accounts that have the account type Common.

Chinese voucher system

Select this check box to enable the Chinese voucher system. The Chinese vouchers form, Voucher type form, Print layout form, and Voucher type setup wizard form are enabled.


When you select this check box, only journals with the journal type Daily in the Journal names form can be used to create journals in the General journal form.

Copy/Reverse voucher

Select this check box to copy a voucher transaction and reverse an incorrectly posted voucher to a new voucher.

Extended customer/vendor balance inquiry

Select this check box to use the extended Customer balance inquiry form and the Vendor balance inquiry form.

Ignore accounts without transactions

Select this check box if empty accounts should be ignored when you perform inquiries.

Asian legal report(s)

Select this check box to print the financial statements according to the Chinese legal report format.

Journal approval status

Select this check box to enable journal approval.

Bar self approval

Select this check box to indicate that the user who created the journal cannot approve the journal. The user who created the journal must be different from the user who approves it.

Extended monthly closing check

Select this check box to enable the Validation checklist form, which you can use to set validations for the monthly closing and stopping of a fiscal period. You must also select this check box to enable the Close period, Open fiscal period, and Stop period buttons in the Ledger calendar form.

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