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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook by Mindaugas Pocius

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Creating a new number sequence

Number sequences in Dynamics AX are used to generate specifically formatted numbers for record identification. It 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 NumberSeqApplicationModule derivative classes, which holds the number sequence setup 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 ones or newly added ones. The wizard is normally run as part of the application initialization. ...

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