How to build a multi-level container structure using Containerization process

Introduction We have received a number of questions regarding multi-level container structures in an outbound process. This blog post will show you how to achieve that by using the new Containerization feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, and work through an example of building a two-level container structure. A multi-level container structure refers to…

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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…


Relocation transports – a new pallet transport type in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

By Bibi Christensen, Per Lykke Lynnerup & Lennart Conrad Introduction the Relocation Transport A new type of pallet transports called Relocation transport has been introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The new pallet transport type can be used to move items on a pallet from one warehouse location to another warehouse location even when…

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What’s New for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for WMS

This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Warehouse management (WMS) functionality that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Shipment list report printed in a batch job at shipment update By using outbound rules for a shipment and by setting up automatic printing…


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 Number and Item Number in Dynamics AX 2012

What is the purpose of the product number? This is a common question since the product number is a new concept in Dynamics AX 2012. The main purpose is to have a single, unified identification of a product throughout the entire organization. In addition to the product number you have a legal entity-specific item number….

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Visualizing Security in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Introduction Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 introduces role-based security, which makes security easier to manage. Relations between security roles, duties and privileges are complex. However, you can apply a tool to represent these relations in a grid. This document describes another way to represent security objects and the relations between these objects. DGML is an XML…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Where is the Shop floor control module?

Introduction Those of you who know the Shop floor control module in Dynamics AX 2009 will notice that it is not a separate module in Dynamics AX 2012. This post gives you a quick overview of how to access the Shop floor control functionality in Dynamics AX 2012. Time attendance and Manufacturing execution The Shop…


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…


Back ported features from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics AX 2009 (Close non-financial transfers, Inventory Reconciliation and Reporting)

Some of the new functionality that is created in the Dynamics AX development cycle brings about so much feedback from customers and partners that we decide to back port the features to previous versions of Dynamics AX products. The back ported features become available as part of hot fixes or service packs to previous versions…