An update for Japan to support Japanese Calendar Era Change for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Applies to: Dynamics AX 2012 R3


On May 1, 2019, the newJapanese era – announced by the government of Japan on April 1, 2019 – and its associatedcalendar will begin.  This change requires installing an update toMicrosoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.


After installing thisupdate, .NET and the Windows Registry will be utilized for era determination inMicrosoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. Apart from that, it introduces support forGannen that uses OS APIs for date formatting. All previously existing product-specificparsing of OS formatted dates or manipulating the year value were eliminated.

There is no additionalsetup or configuration required in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 to enable thatbehavior. The only condition is to have the OS with newest .NET and Windowsupdates addressing and adding new Japanese calendar and era.

Here is the list offeatures where the behavior was changed in comparison to the previousexperience.

Feature name

Feature reference

Generate and receive payment - EFT with JBA format


Consumption Tax Declaration



Generate and receivepayment - EFT with JBA format

The specificpresentation of dates in payment files formatted according to JBA standard doesnot indicate the era. After applying this update, the user session date willdetermine which era will be used during the payment import process. The startand end dates for eras are determined based on the OS.

Consumption TaxDeclaration

The set of dates that areauto-populated in the report will remain the same if the start and end datesare within the same era. In case they are not, the dates to be filled in byusers will not have an era indicator.

Hotfix information

How to obtainthe updates

The updates are availablefor download and installation:

·      Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3



You must have one of thefollowing products installed to apply this hotfix:

·      Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3


Restart requirement

You must restart theApplication Object Server (AOS) service after you apply the hotfix.

If you are encounteringan issue downloading, installing this hotfix, or have other technical supportquestions, contact your partner or, if enrolled in a support plan directly withMicrosoft, you can contact technical support for Microsoft Dynamics and create a new support request.

You can also contacttechnical support for Microsoft Dynamics by phone using these links for countryspecific phone numbers. To do this, visit one of the following Microsoftwebsites:

·       Partners

·       Customers

In special cases,charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if aTechnical Support Professional for Microsoft Dynamics and related productsdetermines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual supportcosts will apply to any additional support questions and issues that do notqualify for the specific update in question.

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How to test for the newJapanese era

For guidance, seethe "Howto test the new Japanese Era on Windows" sectionof "Summaryof new Japanese Era updates - KB4469068."