Create and use a reduction key [AX 2012]

Updated: November 28, 2010

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

Use these procedures to create and use a reduction key:

  • Create and set up a reduction key

  • Use a reduction key

Create and set up a reduction key

  1. Click Master planning > Setup > Coverage > Reduction keys.

  2. Click New or press CTRL+N to create a new reduction key.

  3. Enter an identifier for the key in the Reduction key field, and then enter a name for it in the Name field.

  4. On the Periods tab, enter the following information:

    • Define the time periods during which you want the forecast reduction to occur.

    • For a particular time period, specify the percentages by which you want to reduce forecast requirements.

    • Specify start dates and end dates to define when the time period is valid.

Use a reduction key

  1. Click Master planning > Setup > Coverage > Coverage groups.

  2. In the Reduction key field on the Other tab, select a reduction key to assign to the coverage group. The reduction key then applies for the items that belong to the coverage group.

  3. To use a reduction key to calculate forecast reduction during master scheduling, you must define this setting in the forecast plan or the master plan setup.

    Click Master planning > Setup > Plans > Forecast plans.


    Click Master planning > Setup > Plans > Master plans.

  4. In the Reduction principle field on the General tab, select the Percent - reduction key option or the Transactions - reduction key option.

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