Distribute costs or quantities [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

You use distributions to distribute posted cost amounts or service quantities to other dimensions. The posted cost amounts or service quantities might or might not have a dimension. The distribution is performed on the same cost category as the original posting.

Before you can distribute costs or quantities, you must create a calculation version.

  1. Click Cost accounting > Setup > Calculation > Calculation versions.

  2. Select a calculation version, and then click Cost distribution.

    NoteNote

    To distribute the posted service quantities, click Service distribution.

  3. In the Cost line form, on the Overview tab, press CTRL+N to create a new line.

  4. In the Distribution level field, select a distribution level. If you select Cost line, specify the distribution structure.

  5. In the Distribution reference field, select either a cost category or a cost line, depending on the distribution level.

  6. In the Calculation method field, select a calculation method.

    The calculation method that you select determines how distributions are calculated. You can select from the following methods of calculation:

    • Fixed percentage – Posted amounts are distributed to other dimensions according to the selections that you made on the Dimension tab.

    • Cost category – Posted amounts are distributed to the dimensions that are posted on the cost category in this field, and they are distributed in the posted proportion. When you use this calculation method, it is appropriate to select all dimensions on the Dimension tab.

    • Service category – Posted amounts are distributed to the dimensions that are posted on the service category in this field, and they are distributed in the posted proportion. When you use this calculation method, it is appropriate to select all dimensions on the Dimension tab.

    • Cost line – Posted amounts are distributed to the dimensions that are posted on the cost line in this field, and they are distributed in the posted proportion. When you use this calculation method, it is appropriate to select all dimensions on the Dimension tab.

    • Reference table – Posted amounts are distributed to other dimensions in the proportion that is set up on the selected reference table. The dimensions of the reference table are automatically updated on the Dimension tab.

    • Reference specification – Posted amounts are distributed to other dimensions according to the selected reference quantity, and they are distributed in the proportion that is specified on the Dimension tab.

    • Fixed amount – On the Dimension tab, a specified amount is distributed to the dimension.

  7. On the General tab, select the appropriate check boxes under Cost share and Offset transaction dimension.

  8. Specify the calculation method by using the fields under Offset transaction calculation.

  9. Click the Dimension tab, and then enter the dimensions.

NoteNote

The cost distributions and service distributions are calculated in the manner shown on the Overview tab in the Cost distribution or Service distribution form. The finishing order of the calculations is necessary for the result. You can change the order by using the Up and Down buttons.


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