Configure globally unique store 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 store identifiers in a Retail installation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. Store 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 store.

Additionally, because Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 supports data partitioning, globally shared store 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 store 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 store 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. Store 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 store ID

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


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

New store ID

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

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