Accounting Dimension 6

Accounting Dimension 6 is one of seven parts of an accounting string used in M3. Accounting dimension 1 is required and always reserved for an account in the general accounting. You can use the other six dimensions for cost or revenue units, depending on the company-specific requirements for accounting and follow up.

The Accounting Dimension 6 contains all accounting identities defined in FCHACC with Accounting Identity Type (AITP) set to 6. It also contains account class attributes that you can use to group and sort accounts, depending on reporting requirements. You can use the attributes within this grouping to create a hierarchy.

Account Class hierarchy uses Account Class levels 1 to 4, which are derived from the accounting identity. Account Class level 1 represents the first character, level 2 the first two characters, level 3 the first three characters, and level 4 the first 4 characters. This hierarchy is implemented in M3 Analytics as a drill map.

Accounting identities can also have different descriptions between global and local accounts. In cases where an accounting identity in a division has a different name from the same global account, the local description takes precedence.

This dimension supports the use of Extensibility Dimension in the M3 Analytics model extension space. See the information about model extension in Infor M3 Analytics for M3 CloudSuites Administration Guide.

The attributes listed in the table are part of the custom subject area. M3 Analytics contains more attributes in the default subject area. For a complete list, see the mapping document in KB 2015457.

Hierarchy Custom subject area Attributes
Accounting Dimension 6 M3A Finance

Account Class 1, Account Class 2, Account Class 3, Account Class 4

Account 6, Account 6 ID, Account 6 Name, Account 6 Description

Drill map

This table shows the drill map for Accounting Dimension 6:

Name Drill From Column Drill To Column
M3A Account Dim 6 Account Class 1 Account Class 2
Account Class 2 Account Class 3
Account Class 3 Account Class 4
Account Class 4 Account 6