Configure globally unique staff identifiers (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: August 15, 2012

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

Use this form to configure globally unique staff identifiers in a Retail installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. Staff identifiers are shared globally across companies. Therefore, when you upgrade an installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail that has multiple companies, you must assign a globally unique identifier to each staff member.

Additionally, because Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 supports data partitioning, globally shared staff identifiers can apply only to companies that are contained in a single data partition. If you have multiple partitions that contain multiple companies, you must configure staff identifiers separately on each partition.

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



Set to ready for upgrade

Set the configuration of globally unique staff identifiers to ready for upgrade, and indicate on the checklist that this task is completed.



Partition key

The identifier of the data partition that contains the companies that are being configured. Staff identifiers must be configured separately on each partition that contains multiple companies.


This control is only available if the upgrade target is Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Existing staff ID

The staff ID from the source Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail system.


The name of the company with which the staff ID is associated.

New staff ID

Enter the new global staff ID that will apply after the upgrade.


Enter the new password that will be associated with the staff ID after the upgrade.

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