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How to enable “Add other text to default descriptions” feature in all Countries

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, for certain transaction types in some countries/regions, you can include text in your default descriptions that come from fields in the Microsoft Dynamics AX database that are related to those transaction types.

The following list shows the transaction types and countries/regions for which this option is currently available.

Transaction types

You can add other text to default descriptions for transaction types that are related to the following document types:

  • Customer invoices
  • Customer credit notes
  • Customer cash payments
  • Vendor payments
  • Sales orders
  • Purchase orders
  • Inventory journals
  • Master planning (MRP)
  • Fixed assets

Countries/regions

This option is available for the following countries/regions:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Eastern Europe
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Russia

The field is accessible by going to Organization Administration | Setup | Default descriptions.

In this example, the Company country is China which is included in the list above.

For companies not in the list, the form does not have the fields available.

In this example, the country is USA.

There is now a hotfix available that enables this feature in ALL Countries/Region in AX 2012 R2 and AX 2012 R3.

The hotfix is numbered as 3101876 and can be downloaded through the following links:

https://mbs2.microsoft.com/Knowledgebase/KBDisplay.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;3101876

https://fix.lcs.dynamics.com/issue/results/?q=3101876

The screen shots below compare the results with and without the hotfix in the USMF company which is not part of the list of countries listed above.

WITHOUT HOTFIX

WITH HOTFIX

For more information on the Default Description functionality, please refer to the Technet article link below:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj677363.aspx#BKMK_AddAdditionalStrings

SAMPLE TRANSACTION WITH ADDITIONAL TEXT SETUP WITH HOTFIX INSTALLED FOR VENDOR PAYMENT

DEFAULT DESCRIPTION SETUP FOR Vendor – payment, vendor

DESCRIPTION FIELD AFTER POSTING

SAMPLE TRANSACTION WHEN THE FIX IS NOT INSTALLED