Product Model Wizard (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: December 8, 2010

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

Click Product information management > Setup > Product builder > Product model wizard.

Use this wizard to complete the following actions:

  • Create a product model.

  • Create modeling variables.

  • Create variable groups.

  • Set up item generation.

  • Test the model.

  • Approve the model.


The wizard can be set up to appear automatically when a user is creating product models from the Product models form. Open the Product models form, click Setup > Options, and select the Use wizard when creating check box.

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




  • Read the information in this page.

  • Click Next > to create a product model.


As you complete the wizard, you can click any of the following buttons that are located at the bottom of the wizard to correct previous information or end the wizard:

Click Finish to end the wizard and close the form.

Click Cancel to close the wizard without saving changes that you have made.

Click < Back to go back to a previous screen and change or check a previous entry.

Product model

  • Specify the product model number, and enter the description.

    If the number sequence for product model identification is enabled, the Product model number field is updated automatically.

  • Click Next > to continue.


The button becomes available after you enter the product model number.

If you click Copy from product model, the Copy from product model form opens, and you can select the model that already exists to copy. Select the one to copy. Click OK to return to the Product model page.

If you decide to create the new product model from an existing one, do not create a new product model. Instead, copy an existing product model, and change it by using the wizard.

Modeling variables

  • Create the modeling variables that you can use in your new product model. If you click Modeling variables, the Variables form opens, and you can create new variables or change the existing ones.


You cannot use special characters, such as asterisks (*), ampersands (&), spaces, or quotation marks (") in variable names. Whenever you enter a variable name here, the system verifies whether there are unauthorized characters. If there are unauthorized characters, a message is displayed.

Also, if you try to begin a variable name by using a number, a syntax error occurs when a product model that contains such a variable is compiled.

  • Click Next > to continue.

Variable group

  • Create the variable groups that you need for presentation in the user dialog box. If you click Variable group, the Variable group form opens, and you can create new groups or change the existing ones.

  • Click Next > to continue.

Modeling tree

  • Create the product model.

    If you click Product model, the Product model form opens, and you can set up the product model (such as selection of the groups, modeling variables, and creating the modeling-tree structure and validation rules).

  • Click Next > to continue.

Generate items and dimensions

  • Set up the parameters if a new item number must be generated for the item configuration. Click Generate items and dimensions > Generate items and dimensions to activate and generate items.

  • Click Next > to continue.


  • Click Compile product model to compile the product model. An Infolog that includes information about found errors opens.

  • Correct the errors by clicking < Back.

  • When there are no more errors, click Next >.

Test model

  • Click Test model to test the newly created product model.

  • Click Next > to continue.


  • Click Product model details to open the Product models form, where you can approve and activate the new product model and select the item for which the model must be active.

    You can also use this form to export the model and to set up price combinations, graphic parameters, and validation rules.

  • Click Finish to create the product model.



< Back

Go back to the previous step.

Next >

Proceed to the next step.


Save the changes, and close the wizard.


Close the wizard.

Copy from product model

Copy a complete product model.

Modeling variables

Create modeling variables.

Variable group

Create modeling variable groups.

Product model

Add modeling variables and variable groups to a product model, create calculation variables, and build the modeling tree.

Generate items and dimensions

Set up parameters for item number and item configuration identification generation.

Compile product model

Compile the product model.

Test model

Test the product model.

Product model details

Approve and activate the product model.



Product model number

View the identifier of the product model that is being created.


Enter the description of the product model that is being created.

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