(CHN) Set up the hierarchy structure for the main account [AX 2012]

Updated: October 20, 2012

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

Companies in China create and maintain a chart of accounts in a hierarchical tree structure by setting up multiple levels for ledger accounts. You can create account numbers by using a format that indicates the number of levels in the ledger account. For example, to split a ledger account into two levels, you can use the account number format xxxx-yy. Here, the first four characters denote the first level, such as a cash account, and the last two characters denote the second level, such as a cash account in a different currency.

  1. Click General ledger > Setup > Chart of accounts > Chart of accounts.

  2. Select an existing chart of accounts, or create a new chart of accounts. For more information, see Set up a chart of accounts.

  3. Click Hierarchy setup to open the China main account hierarchy form.


    This form is available only when the Chart of accounts form is empty.

  4. On the Main accounts hierarchy FastTab, click New.

  5. In the Maximum level field, enter the maximum number of levels for the account tree hierarchy.

  6. In the Separator field, select the symbol that is used to separate the account levels. The separator symbol is used for display only.

  7. On the Account number formats FastTab, click New.

  8. In the Length field, enter the account format length for the new level. The combined length of all of the account levels must not exceed the maximum default length of 20 characters.

  9. In the Level field, specify the account number level. The number of levels must not exceed the maximum number of levels that is specified on the Main accounts hierarchy FastTab.

  10. In the Name field, enter the name of the account level.

  11. In the Reference field, select a chart of accounts for the account number format. The final account number format is displayed in the Preview field on the Main accounts hierarchy FastTab.

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