Monday, September 8, 2014

Delete legal entities in AX 2012

Delete a legal entity seems to be a straight forward option in AX, just click on delete button on legal entity form. This does not work sometimes as per your thoughts and you face errors like below.

Cannot delete a record in Ledger (Ledger).
The corresponding AOS validation failed.
Stack trace: Call to TTSCOMMIT without first calling TTSBEGIN.
Stack trace
(S)\Data Dictionary\Tables\DirPartyTable\Methods\Delete - line 14
(S)\Data Dictionary\Tables\DirOrganizationBase\Methods\Delete - line 17
(S)\Data Dictionary\Tables\CompanyInfo\Methods\Delete - line 31


Cannot delete a record in Batch job (BatchJob). The corresponding AOS validation failed.

These errors appear when you have transaction data in the legal entity which you are after for delete or there are batch jobs in running state stopping this delete process. 

There are certain steps to get rid of these errors and also to have a smooth delete process without any issue.
  1. Select the company (legal entity) which you need to delete.
  2. Go to AOT (Press Ctrl + D) and find class "SysDatabaseTransDelete" to delete transactions first.
  3. Run class "SysDatabaseTransDelete", it will prompt you Yes/No option to delete transactions. Delete them first it will take a while depend on the transaction data you have in your system in this company.
  4. Open legal entity form from Organization Administration | Setup | Organization | legal entities. 
  5. Select legal entity for which you deleted transaction data in step 1 and click delete button. It will take a while.


  1. have tried to delete the transactions even though we did not have any and am still getting the following error:
    Cannot delete batch job in the executing or cancelling state
    Cannot delete a record in Batch job (BatchJob).
    The corresponding AOS validation failed.
    do you have any other ideas please?

  2. Hi Gene, Please change the status of all batch jobs to waiting and then try to delete legal entity.

  3. Hi Faisal

    I have created the new legal entity and want to delete the legal entity, this delete option is disable and not only for this company, for all the companies except DAT, there is no transaction at all in this company. How i can delete the legal entity or enable the delete button.

  4. Imran, if the entity belongs to any organisation hierarchy the button will be disabled.

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  6. Hi Faisal, if we run the class SysDatabaseTransDelete so this will delete Master data, setups like module parameters and transaction data even if posted? or it will delete only Transaction data and masters will remain. Kindly advise.


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