The "Include Parentheses" formatting property is not applied to a financial statement report that you generate in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0

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If you use the Include Parentheses formatting property for a financial statement, negative numbers are formatted as having a minus sign instead of as having parentheses in a financial statement report in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0.

For example, if you use the Include Parentheses formatting property, you expect the value of negative 100 to appear in a financial statement report as (100). Instead, this amount appears in the report as -100.
This problem occurs because the Include Parentheses formatting property on the derived extended data type is ignored.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0. For more information, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a partner or a customer.

Partners Customers

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. The hotfix corrects the problem that is described in this article. Apply the hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact your Microsoft Dynamics partner or Technical Support for Microsoft Dynamics and related products to obtain the hotfix. If you have access to online assisted support you can log on to the Microsoft Dynamics site and create a new support request. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:You can also contact Technical Support for Microsoft Dynamics and related products by telephone. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

PartnersCustomersIn special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Technical Support Professional for Microsoft Dynamics and related products determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to any additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
If you are a customer and if you do not have a Premier Support Agreement with Microsoft, you must contact your partner to obtain this hotfix.

Installation information

If you have customizations to one or more of the methods or the tables that are affected by this hotfix, you must follow these steps:
  1. Review the changes that are documented in the .xpo file.
  2. Apply these changes in a test environment before you apply the hotfix in a production environment.
For more information about how to install this hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
893082 How to install a Microsoft Dynamics AX Hotfix


You must have Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 installed to apply this hotfix.

Removal information

You cannot remove this hotfix.

Restart requirement

If you are prompted to restart the computer, you must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Axsysen-us.ktdNot Applicable400,78804-Oct-200610:02Not Applicable

Microsoft Dynamics AX client

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Axsysen-us.ktdNot Applicable400,78804-Oct-200610:02Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 926286 - Last Review: 01/14/2015 03:43:24 - Revision: 2.0

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