Configure account structures (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 > Chart of accounts > Configure account structures.

Use this form to create one or more account structures. Account structures consist of main accounts and can include financial dimension segments. The account structures are used to define the valid combinations that, together with the main accounts, form a chart of accounts. Multiple account structures allow a legal entity to track information for specific accounts without affecting information in other accounts.

To change an existing account structure, and to enable some of the controls in this form, you must click Edit, so that the account structure has a status of Draft.

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


Account structure name

Select the account structure to modify.





Create and update account structures.

Buttons (Action Pane)




Change the status of the selected account structure to Draft.


Change the selected account structure from a status of Draft to a status of Active.


Verify that there are no errors in the selected account structure, such as duplicate rows, or account ranges or rules that are not valid.


Restore the selected account structure to the original settings that were used when the structure was activated.


Select the level of account structure information to delete, and then click Delete.

  • Account structure – Delete the whole account structure.

  • Selection – Delete the selected information in the account structure, such as a row, a segment, or segment criteria.


Change the name of the selected account structure.


Create another account structure that is identical to the selected account structure.

Account structure

Create an account structure. You can select the Add main account check box to select the main account as the first segment in the account structure.


Open the Select relationships form, where you can select relationships to further restrict account structure combinations.

Advanced rule

Open the Advanced rules form, where you can define rules for main accounts and financial dimensions.

Budget planning rules

Open the Budget planning rules form, where you can define advanced rules to validate dimension values for budget plan lines. Both advanced rules and budget planning rules are enforced for budget plans.


This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Chart of accounts

Open the Chart of accounts form, where you can create, manage, and view information about the charts of accounts that are used in your organization.


Open the Ledger account alias form, where you can create or update ledger account aliases.

Buttons (Lower pane)



Action menu

Set active dates, and copy, paste, delete, or move segments. This menu icon is displayed next to segment rows.


Open the Which values are allowed for the %1 field form, where you can either select to allow all values or create an expression to specify the values that are allowed.

Add %1 node

Create a row in the account structure, where you can select the values to allow in the Main account field or a financial dimension field.

Add segment

Select the main account or a financial dimension to add to the first segment, or double-click <New financial dimension> to open the Create financial dimension form, where you can create a dimension.




Main account or a financial dimension

Select the values that are allowed for the current segment. You can select all values or specify which values are allowed.

To specify which values are allowed, click the Filter icon button to open the Which values are allowed for the %1 field form, and then select and enter the specific criteria.

Select the Allow blanks check box to allow blank values for the current segment.

See also

About the Configure account structures form

Advanced rules (form)

Chart of accounts (form)

Create financial dimension (form)

Financial dimensions (form)

Which values are allowed (form)

Ledger account alias (form)

Select relationships (form)

Set active dates (form)

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