Vendor search results (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: March 30, 2011

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

Click Procurement and sourcing > Inquiries > Vendors > Vendor search. On the Vendor search criteria form, select your search details and then click OK.

Use this form to view and refine the results of your search for a vendor. You can also export the search results to Microsoft Excel.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.



Current vendors

Vendors approved for your organization that match your search criteria.

Prospective vendors

Vendors who are in review for approval to transact business with your organization.

Unsolicited vendors

Vendors who have requested to transact business with your organization. You can request to add an unsolicited vendor as a prospective vendor. If your role has permission, you can add unsolicited vendors to the approved vendor list.

Search criteria

This section displays the details of the search criteria that you selected on the Vendor search criteria form.

Search statistics

This section displays the number of vendors in your search results.



Search criteria

Open the Vendor search criteria (form) to modify your search criteria.


Remove the selected vendor from the results.


View details about the selected vendor:

  • For a current vendor, click to view the vendor account details.

  • For a prospective vendor, click to view the prospective vendor profile.

  • For an unsolicited vendor, click to view the unsolicited vendor profile.


Take action on the selected vendor. The tasks you can perform depend on the status of the vendor:

  • The functions for a current vendor are as follows:

    • Create a purchase order.

    • Create a request for quotations.

  • The functions for an unsolicited vendor are as follows:

    • Create a request to add the vendor as an approved vendor for your organization. Enter new vendor requests in Enterprise Portal for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

    • If your role has permission, you can add unsolicited vendors to the approved vendor list.

Purchase requisition

Create a purchase requisition for a current vendor.


On the Current vendors tab, view the transaction history between the vendor and your organization.

Add vendor to another legal entity

Add an approved vendor to other legal entities in your organization.



Vendor hold

A selected check box indicates that the transaction type, if any, is on hold for a vendor. For more information about vendor holds, see Vendor search criteria (form).

Search name

The searchable name on a vendor profile.

Legal entities

The legal entities for which this vendor is approved or is a prospective vendor.

Request ID

The identification number of the request to add a prospective vendor.

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