Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to Add a Financial Dimension in AX 2012


Hi There!

I hope everybody is having a great week and that you are ready for the weekend. Well, things in New York are not that good. First we had Sandy and just yesterday (Wednesday) we had a Nor-Easter as well! I'm pretty sure the rest of the country has suffered from natural disasters, but I think New York wasn't prepared for something this big.

Anyway, life goes on and AX2012 does too. So, I wanted to share a great post about adding financial dimensions to AX 2012. The post goes in detail on this topic allowing us to deeply understand the relationship between financial dimensions and everything else in AX 2012, and it shows us a step-by-step sequence on creating new financial dimensions in AX 2012.

You can access the post here.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi,
    how many financial dimensions can I create and add to chart of accounts?
    It seems I cant add more than 10 dimensions.
    Any workaround?

  2. Hi,

    You can create an unlimited number of financial dimensions as per the following:

    Financial dimension: The meaning of this term across the application has not changed. However, the functionality and implementation are very different. With the new support for unlimited financial dimensions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and the ability to use existing application data to define financial dimensions, the functionality has been greatly enhanced.

    Source:Microsoft (Implementing the account and dimension framework.pdf)

    Now, I don't know if the Main account has a limit or not. It will be great if you could update us if you find the answer.

    I hope this helps.

  3. Financial dimension should define at the first time, if you add fin dim after have some transaction It may not work.

    1. Hi thanks for your comment.

      Yes and no I have to say. In a perfect work we should define them early in the process, but businesses change and evolve, so the need to add new dimensions is an importnat one.

  4. I want to import financial dimension values through excel add-ins...can u pls help me??

    Thanks in Advance :)

    1. Hi,

      Please look at the following link, it contains all the import info you need.

      I hope this helps


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