Test Posting Definition Wizard (form)

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

Click General ledger > Setup > Posting > Posting definitions. Select a posting definition and then click Test.

Use this wizard to validate the selected posting definition version by entering a sample transaction and viewing the system-generated entries. These entries are collections of account numbers, simulated amounts of 1.00, and indicators of whether the entry is a debit or credit.

All criteria are evaluated for the selected posting definition version. This includes the criteria for posting definitions that are linked to the selected definition.


You should create and test all your posting definitions before you select the Use posting definitions check box in the Ledger area of the General ledger parameters form. When you select that check box, posting definitions with a current effective date become active.

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




Transaction data to test

Enter the transaction data to evaluate against the posting definition match criteria.


View the originating entry and system-generated entries that are based on the posting definition and the transaction data.




Account structure

Select an account structure that has dimensions enabled for Budgeting.


This field is displayed only for posting definitions that are associated with the Budgeting module.


Enter a fully qualified account number to simulate what a user would enter for a transaction.


Select Debit or Credit to indicate whether a user would enter a debit or credit amount.


The effective date of the selected posting definition version.


The transaction amount is set to 1.00 for the simulated transaction.

Ledger entries

For each ledger entry, you can view the account, the amount value of 1.00, the Debit/Credit field value, and the ledger entry type, which is either Originating entry or System generated entry.


These entries will not be posted and are only used for the test.

See also

Posting definitions (form)

About posting definitions

Examples: Posting definitions

Set up posting definitions

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