Skill types (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 18, 2012

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

Click Human resources > Setup > Competencies > Skills > Skill types.

Use this form to maintain a list of skill types. Skill types are used to organize the skills that you set up and maintain in the Skills form. You can assign colors to skill types so that you can use the skill analysis forms to analyze skills for specific people or jobs.

The following list contains examples of skill types:

  • Leadership

  • Professional

  • Individual


You cannot delete skill types that are associated with a skill.

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




Select the skills to include in the current skill type.



Skill type

Enter a unique name for the skill type.


Enter a description of the skill type.


Select a color to assign to the skill type. The color that is assigned to a skill type is used to generate the skill wheel in the Skill gap analysis job - person form and the Skill profile analysis form.

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