2. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 provides default data for country/region codes and address formats. Over 250 Microsoft approved country/region codes are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Postal address fields that are displayed upon entry are based on the address format associated to the country/region code.
Example: While entering a new address for country Canada, the address fields on display will be different if the country selected was Brazil. Since both the countries have different address formats. The address fields on display will change on the fly and any data entered will be lost.
3. Multiple roles per address. The same address can be designated for different types of usage such as delivery and remit to. In earlier versions, you would enter the same address twice for different purpose/role.
Example: Contoso International sells and purchases goods and services from the company Fabrikam. Contoso International has a head office, three production facilities and four sales offices. Each of the locations can accept deliveries but the receivables processing is centralized at the head office. Hence, the head office also needs to be a remit to address.
4. Addresses are date effective.
Example: Lamps Inc. is a customer of Fabrikam. Lamps Inc. is moving its main production site in 30 days and has sent a change of address to Fabrikam. For historical reporting purposes, Fabrikam needs to maintain Lamps Inc. old address even though it will no longer be active 30 days from now.
5. Verification of ZIP/Postal Codes is optional.
In previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, in order to use ZIP/Postal Codes the reference data had to be set up, defined, and could not be of free text format when users entered an address. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, options were added to turn on verification for ZIP/Postal Codes, cities, and districts. If the verification option is not marked, these fields can be entered as free text and reference data does not have to be defined in order to use the value. If the verification option is marked, users will have to define this reference data prior to using it in an address.
To open the setup forms, click Organization administration, Setup, and then click Addresses. Under Parameters tab, there are three checkboxes, the first one is Zip/Postal code.