Production - Release (class form) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 24, 2012

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

Click Production control > Periodic > Production orders > Release.

Use this form to release production orders that are ready for the shop floor. The release stage indicates that the order has left the front office, where estimating and scheduling are completed. The order is then released to the shop floor.

When you release a production order, the status changes to Released. You can print the following production papers:

  • Job cards

  • Route jobs

  • Route cards

To start production immediately, you can specify that the production order be released automatically after scheduling. No job card, route job, or route card is printed. To print production papers anyway, you can set the production status to a previous status. For information about resetting the production status, see Production - Reset status (class form).


You can change routes and bills of materials (BOMs) at any time up to and including the Release and Start statuses. However, if the changes affect job cost estimation or scheduling, you might have to run one or more of the following processes again before you continue:

  • Estimation

  • Operations scheduling

  • Job scheduling

When you use the Manufacturing execution features to register feedback on production orders, operations and jobs that are connected to released production orders become visible in the Job registration form.

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




Create and view a list of production orders.


View or enter information for the order that you selected.


Define batch jobs for the release of the production orders that you selected.




Define the print setup for each selected production paper.


Set up permanent or temporary batch job runs.


View and query the released production orders.

Default values

Define the default values to use when you set up the release of production orders.




Specify the production number to be released. If you clicked Release in the Production orders form, the current production is displayed, and the Name field is automatically populated.

You can select any production that does not have the Reported as finished or Cost accounted status. You can also select productions by clicking Select.


If this check box is selected, references that are associated with the production are released under the same conditions that apply to this one. Only the current production and any underlying productions are released.

Print job card

Select this check box if the jobs that are run when production is released should be printed. Click Setup to specify how the printout should be handled.

Print route job

Select this check box if route jobs that are run when production is released should be printed. Click Setup to specify how the printout should be handled.

Print route card

Select this check box if a route card should be printed when production is released. Click Setup to specify how the printout should be handled.

Late selection

If you set up batch processing to recur indefinitely, select this check box to process new production orders.

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).