Naming Conventions: Abbreviations [AX 2012]

Updated: December 1, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Avoid abbreviations unless the abbreviation is much more widely used than the long form, for example: URL or HTML.

If you need an abbreviation, you must comply with the following rules.

  • Consistency: if you apply an abbreviation, it should be used everywhere in place of the name. There should be no more than one abbreviation for a name.

  • Recognition: the abbreviation should be commonly recognized and understood (at least by Microsoft Dynamics AX users).

A number of abbreviations are standard in the system. These abbreviations must, like other abbreviations, be used consistently and never written in full. Examples:

Full name

Standard abbreviation

Customer

Cust

Payment

Paym

Bill of material

BOM

Number

Num

Warehouse Management System

WMS


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