Delete purchase history of update ( form) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 17, 2012

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 > Periodic > Clean up > Purchase update history cleanup.

Use this form to delete old history of update transactions. All updates of confirmations, picking lists, product receipts, and invoices generate update history transactions. You can view these transactions from the Confirmation form. You can delete history transactions that are generated with or without errors.

For instructions on how to delete the updates, see Delete the update history of purchase or sales orders.


It is useful to delete the history of updates before you upgrade Microsoft Dynamics AX, because you avoid occupying system resources that are needed more for updates of data.

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

The following tabs are available in this form.




Provides an overview of the main task to define in this form.


Provides an overview of the settings that you have to consider to set up a batch job to delete the purchase history of update transactions.

The following buttons are available in this form.




Set up recurring batch jobs.


Set up an alert for the batch jobs.

The following fields are available in this form.



Clean up

Indicate what should be cleaned up. This can be history transactions with or without errors.

Created until

Enter the date until which you want to delete existing history of update transactions.

Batch processing

Select to run the task as a batch job.


Enter a description of the batch job.

Batch group

Select a predefined batch group that you want to attach the batch job to.


Select to make sure that only the user who ordered the job can run the job

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