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Using favorites [AX 2012]

Updated: February 1, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Favorites are a way to create shortcuts to forms, reports, and queries. As you add more favorites, you can organize your favorites into groups and folders.

If a form has one or more queries associated with it, you can include a query with your favorite for that form. For example, if the Customers form includes queries for open orders, pending orders, and closed orders, you can create a favorite to the form and select one of the three associated queries so that the Customers form will always open with one of the queries applied when you click that favorite.

To add a favorite to your list of favorites, complete one of the following procedures.

Add a favorite from the area page

  1. In the area page, right-click the form, report, or other item to add to your list of favorites.

  2. Select Add to favorites from the context menu.

Add a favorite from the Navigation Pane

  1. In the Navigation Pane, right-click the form, report, or other item to add to your list of favorites.

  2. Select Add to favorites from the context menu.

  3. In the Add favorite form, modify or accept the default name of the form, report, or other item.

  4. If the form, report, or other item has one or more queries associated with it, and you want to use a query when you click that favorite, select the query to use.

  5. Select the favorites group and folder to include the new favorite in.

As you add more favorites, you can use folders to organize the favorites. For example, you could create a folder titled “Monthly” that includes your favorites for all the reports and forms that you use for monthly reporting activities.

You can move favorites between folders, delete or rename folders, and change the order of folders that appear in group.

  1. Click File > Favorites > Organize favorites….

  2. Click Create folder, enter a name for the folder, and then click OK.

  1. Click File > Favorites > Organize favorites.

  2. Select a favorite or folder to move, rename, or delete.

  3. To move the selected favorite or folder to a different folder, click Move to folder and browse to the destination folder.

  4. To rename the favorite or folder, click Rename and type a new name for the folder.

  5. To associate the favorite with a different query, click Edit query, select the query to associate with the favorite, and then click OK.

  6. To delete the favorite or folder, click Delete.

You can create favorite groups to further organize your favorites. For example, if you complete similar tasks for two different companies, you can create a group for each company and organize the folders and shortcuts within each group. By default, the My favorites group already exists.

  1. Click File > Favorites > Create group.

  2. Enter a name for the group, and then click OK.

In the Navigation Pane, right-click the group to rename or delete and select one of the following options.

  • Rename group… – Enter a new name for the group.

  • Delete group… – Delete the group and all the favorites and folders within it.


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).
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