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This article applies to Microsoft Dynamics AX for all regions.


This article describes an update that is available for the Norwegian Electronic Commerce Format (EHF) invoice version 2.0 is available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

More Information

DIFI is the Norwegian authority who is responsible for standards for electronic invoices in Norway released the new version of specification of invoice and credit note in EHF format version 2.0. This version is valid from July 1, 2013. It will be mandatory from July 1, 2014, and validation of previous versions will not be supported after October 1, 2014.

The following main changes in electronic documents are now supported in Microsoft Dynamics AX:

  • Changes in mandatory and optional identifiers according to new specification.

  • Added new VAT categories: R (Outgoing VAT, reduced rate – raw fish 11, 11%) and K (Emission allowances for private or public businesses - None 0%).

  • Support for document currency other than NOK - in cases when invoices are issued in other currencies than the national currency of the seller, the seller need to provide information about the VAT total amount in his national currency.

  • Removed the use of attribute schemeAgencyID for CompanyID.

  • Version number in Profile ID changed from 1.0 to 2.0.

The general workflow for Norwegian electronic documents is described in the following TechNet topic and White Papers:

For VAT category codes Z and K (none 0%) which are marked as an exempt in Sales Tax Group definition user need to setup an additional field Exempt Code (Z or K accordingly) in General Ledger / Setup / Sales Tax / Sales Tax Group / Setup. If that field is empty, the value of VAT code will consider as Z.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. There is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If you are encountering an issue downloading, installing this hotfix, or have other technical support questions, contact your partner or, if enrolled in a support plan directly with Microsoft, you can contact technical support for Microsoft Dynamics and create a new support request. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website: You can also contact technical support for Microsoft Dynamics by phone using these links for country specific phone numbers. To do this, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

Partners 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.

Installation information

If you have customizations for one or more of the methods or the tables that are affected by this hotfix, you must 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 following product installed to apply this hotfix:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Service Pack 1

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Restart requirement

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

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