Chart of accounts (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 > Chart of accounts.

Use this form to create, manage, and view the organization’s charts of accounts. The chart of accounts includes the main accounts that are used. The main accounts contain financial data about the activities of the legal entity.

Use the Configure account structures form to create account structures, which can be shared across legal entities. Account structures are used to define the segments and the order in which the account number must be entered by users. The account structures are used to define the valid combinations that, together with the main accounts, form account numbers. For more information, see About the Configure account structures form.

Before you can record a source document or a journal entry, you must add an account structure to the ledger in the Ledger form.

For information about factors to consider when you create a chart of accounts, see About the chart of accounts.


To export the chart of accounts, dimension values, or exchange rates to the databases of subsidiaries or other legal entities that run on external databases, see Application integration.

Tasks that use this form

Set up a chart of accounts

Create a main account

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




Main accounts

View the main accounts that are included in the selected chart of accounts.





Create a chart of accounts.


Delete the selected chart of accounts.

New (Main accounts FastTab)

Open the Main accounts - chart of accounts: %1 form, where you can create a main account.

New from template

Create a main account based on a template that is set up in the Main account templates form.


Open the Main accounts - chart of accounts: %1 form, where you can modify the selected main account.

Delete (Main accounts FastTab)

Delete the selected main account.


Open the Import main accounts form, where you can import main account information from another source.


(ESP) This control is available only to legal entities whose primary address is in Spain.

Automatic account type selection

Open the Automatic account type selection form, where you can set up the selection of the account type according to the first character that you enter.




Chart of accounts

The name of the chart of accounts.

Main account mask

Optional: Enter the structure that main accounts must follow when the accounts are created.

Main account

The name of the main account.

Main account type

The main account type for each main account, which determines how the account is used as a main account. For more information, see About main account types.

Main account category

The description of the account category for the main account.

See also

About basic budgeting

Ledger (form)

Main accounts - chart of accounts (form)

Automatic account type selection (form)

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