Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Configuration : Enterprise Portal

In this blog post I will explain how on user interactions are handled by the product configuration module for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on the Enterprise portal.     The figure above, is a high level illustration of how user interactions in general are processed on the Enterprise Portal (EP) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The…

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Product Configuration Performance : Solver strategy

This post is part of the series of posts explaining performance improvements introduced in Constraint-Based Product Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8. The Solver strategy concept was first introduced in Cumulative update 7 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and has been extended in Cumulative update 8 for Dynamics AX 2012 R3. It now…

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Product Configuration: Setting values based on system variables - example, current user ID

In this blog post we will describe how you can  set valuesbased on the current user ID by leveraging system-defined table constraintstogether with the build-in query range methods.   If you are familiar with the Product Builder configurator,you may by familiar with the User Profilefeature where you can associate a collection of default values with…

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Understanding the default configuration concept for constraint-based products

Introduction The default configuration concept enables users to start the product configuration process when the main product master data are available within a legal entity. You can learn more of the details of this concept in this post. The default configuration concept You must use the configuration technology Constraint-based when you configure product masters and…


Product configurator, new Calculations concept

In cumulative update 6 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we are introducing a new conceptcalled Calculations in the Constraint-based product configuration models.Calculations have many similarities with constraints in the way they arecreated and maintained, but constraints are focused on limiting the number ofpossible combinations and Calculations to enable mathematical expressions. One otherimportant difference between Constraints…

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Product Configuration - Physical data model for user selected values

A constraint-based configurator was shipped with MicrosoftDynamics AX 2012. In this post, we will provide an overview of the data modelthat is used to persist the values that you can select when you configure aproduct using the constraint-based configurator.         At first glance, you will notice that there are severaltables involved. If…

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Kitting in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 using product configuration and sales event kanbans

Many Microsoft Dynamics AX users have asked for a solution that supports kitting. To support a kitting solution, two primary components are needed: Configuration of a kit for the order management An activity that assembles the kit Many ERP and SCM solutions support kitting as part of the Warehouse management or logistics functionality. Without having…

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