Clean up your data

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

Before upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, we recommend that you perform maintenance on your existing Microsoft Dynamics AX database. Cleaning up the database can reduce its size, cut the time required for upgrade, and minimize the possibility of errors during data upgrade.

To help system administrators manage database clean-up, Microsoft provides the Intelligent Data Management Framework (IDMF) for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The IDMF assesses the health of the Microsoft Dynamics AX application, analyzes current usage patterns, and assists in reducing database size. This utility can be used to optimize both Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 databases.

Getting and using the Intelligent Data Management Framework

The IDMF is available only through InformationSource. You must have access to CustomerSource or PartnerSource to sign in.

Documentation about obtaining and using the IDMF to clean up superfluous data is available from the following links: