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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook by Mindaugas Pocius

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Creating a new number sequence

Number sequences in Dynamics AX are used to generate a specifically formatted number for record identification. Numbers could be anything from voucher numbers or transaction identification numbers to customer or vendor accounts.

When developing custom functionality, very often one of the tasks is to add a new number sequence to the system to support newly created tables. Dynamics AX contains a list of NumberSeqReference derivative classes, which hold the number sequence data for the specific module.

These classes are read by the number sequence wizard which detects existing number sequences and proposes to create the missing or newly created ones. The wizard is normally run as a part of the application initialization, ...

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