Translation of product dimension values added to Dynamics AX 2012 R3

In Dynamics AX 6.3 we added the possibility to translate product dimension values. For example, colors for a product can now be translated. The maintenance of dimension values across products has also been improved. This blog post will describe the details of these improvements. Part I: Translation of product dimension values Adding Translations When you…


What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Product Information Management

This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Product Information Management (PIM)area that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Discovering the small secrets of the Authorized bycompany fact box Yes, it almost qualifies as an Easter egg! If you resize the Authorized by…


Understanding the product validation process in Dynamics AX 2012

  Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to validate the released product setup and ensure data integrity and overall process readiness. This feature is useful for managing master data and we expect it to be widely used by our partners and customers in order to support the product data life…


Troubleshooting the product release process

The product release process is part of the product setup in Dynamics AX 2012. Every single product must be released to a legal entity before the system allows you to procure, sell, or produce it. For more details, about how to release products, product masters and product variants, see: Release products. In some cases, the…


Using product templates in Dynamics AX 2012

Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to create and apply product templates to speed up the product creation process. We believe that this is one out of hundreds of small hidden features that will delight our partners and make our end customers more efficient. Item record templates in the previous…


Product-item data management services

Introduction In this blog entry we will provide guidelines for the use of new and modified product-item data management services. Product-item data management services The following services have been created or modified in order to enable manipulation of product-item data. These services are AIF document services so they follow all the conventions applicable to the…


Service products in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 new capabilities of selling and procuring products, decoupled from inventory control, have been introduced. The purpose of this post is to describe the difference between stocked and non-stocked products of type service and to provide general recommendation about this subject. Item definitions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and earlier Microsoft…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM White Papers: Code Upgrade (InventTrans refactoring, Item-Product Data Management, Operational Resource Model)

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM code upgrade white papers have been available for download on MSDN. Enjoy! Implementing InventTrans Refactoring – Discusses the refactoring of the InventTrans table and common design patterns. Also discusses how to implement these changes when developing new features or updating existing features. Implementing the Item-Product Data Management Framework -…