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Default descriptions (form)

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

Click Organization administration > Setup > Default descriptions.

Use this form to create default descriptions for automatic postings to the general ledger. You can set up default descriptions in various languages. Default descriptions are copied from original journal entries to reversing journal entries.

For many transaction types, you can add parameters to the default text in addition to the ones that are automatically created for each transaction.

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





Set up parameters that are used to create default descriptions for each transaction type when transactions are posted to the general ledger.





Select the transaction type for which to create a default description.


Select the language for which you are setting up default text.


Enter the text that is used as a default description for accounting entries that are made for the current transaction type.

Parameter No.

The numerical identifier for the additional parameter. Custom parameter numbering begins with 4.

Reference table

Select the table from which to add parameter data to the default text description.

Reference field

Select the field from which to add parameter data to the default text description. You can choose from fields that are in the table that you selected in the Reference table field.

Optional variables

The code view of the parameters that you added for creating the default description text.

For example, you add one parameter by using CustInvoiceJour (Customer free text invoice) as the reference table and OrderAccount (Invoice account) as the reference field. The Optional variables field displays %4 = CustInvoiceTable.InvoiceAccount.

Fixed variables

The code of the parameters that are added to all default descriptions.

See also

Set up default descriptions for automatic posting

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