Export options (class form)

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

Click System administration > Common > Data export/import > Export to.

Use this form to export data from the tables in a definition group.

Task that uses this form

Export data to another instance of Microsoft Dynamics AX

The following links and tables provide descriptions for the controls on this form.

Enter criteria on the General tab

Submit a batch processing job from a form




Definition group

Select a definition group. The definition group identifies the tables to export data from. You cannot export data without a definition group.

File name

Type a file name and use the browse button to select a location for the file that contains the export data.


Do not include periods in file names, except between the name and the extension. File names that include periods are not supported for export files.

Be sure to save exported files in a folder that has appropriately restricted permissions. For example, allowing access to the data from the following tables can potentially expose confidential information: SysConfig, SysUserInfo, and UserInfo.

If unsecured data from these tables is modified and then imported, you run the risk of potentially providing increased access to the Microsoft Dynamics AX system.

File type

Select a file type for the export file:

  • Binary – Exports as a compressed file format. This option is used most frequently.

  • Comma – Exports as a comma separated value list, and omits some data, such as contain fields, line breaks, and binary data.

Execute on AOS

If you are executing immediately, instead of as a batch job, select this check box to have the export job executed on AOS instead of by the client.

This option typically improves performance.

See also

Definition groups (form)

Select tables (form)

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