Default data is customer-independent data, such as address formats, time intervals, and unit conversions. Use this method to export non-company specific data into a data file (*.dat) and a definition file (*.def). The data file contains the data that you have exported. The definition file contains information about table name and ID, field name and ID, record ID information, transaction IDs, and company account.

A table is part of the default data when its TableContentsproperty is set to Default data.

The export is handled by the SysDefaultDataExportclass that extends the SysDefaultDataExportBaseclass. For a listing of the tables defined as default data tables, see the export method on the SysDefaultDataExportBaseclass.

If tables are to be added to the list, use the exportPostmethod on the SysDefaultDataExportBaseclass.

Tip Tip

Setting up this kind of information is a prerequisite for all Microsoft Dynamics AX installations. After you set up one Microsoft Dynamics AX installation, use the form to export default data. Use the export files as a basis to import into new installations.

Export default data

  1. Make sure that the current company account is the one that you want to export data from.

    Data is exported from the current company. However, data that is not company specific is included in the export.

  2. Click > > > > .

  3. In the field, use the browse button to select a location for the file that contains the export data, and type a file name.

    Important Important

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

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

  4. Select the check box to export document management notes.

  5. Click .

The results of the export is a data file (*.dat) and a definition file (*.def). If you import the data file and the definition file to another Microsoft Dynamics AX installation, these files must be in the same folder.

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