AX2012 Delete a category in a category hierarchy

While deleting a category - that is not in use anymore and has no data such as attributes and such - I get the following exception message:

Category cannot be deleted while dependent Instance value for a category exist. Delete dependent Instance value for a category and try again.

Does anyone recognize this warning and know how to solve it? Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,


Categories are in shared tables, so there is another legal entity set using the category - you need to remove it from ALL legal entities in the database.

Thank you, do you also know how I can see the table is a shared table?

Go to System Administration – Reports – Database - Tables. If company account = dat, it’s shared

Go to the AOT - Data dictionary – Tables - Select table – Show the Properties. SaveDataPerCompany = No then the table is shared

I am unable to edit the field save data per company could you help me pls

This issue is solved in the CU3.

Hi Joost - What’s the issue specifically as I’m encountering the same issue? Is it that categories can’t be deleted regardless or is the issue more nuanced?