About warehouse management journal names [AX 2012]

Updated: February 21, 2014

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

This topic applies to features in the Inventory management module. It does not apply to features in the Warehouse management module.

Use journals in Inventory management under Journals > Item arrival to register the receipt of items. When a new journal is created, some of the information for the journals is retrieved from a journal name setup form. The journal name setup forms are referred to as the Journal names forms.

A journal name setup exists for the various journal types in Microsoft Dynamics AX. In the table below you can see the field information from the journal names for the Inventory management area. Information from the fields in the table below is copied to the Item arrival and Production input journals, where you can edit it.

Use the default value check boxes to determine who controls the decision on the placement of inventory. These are found on General in the Journal names, warehouse management form under Setup > Journals in Inventory management. The inventory referred to here is that received in the warehouse. When items are received at inbound docks, default values are used as follows.

Pallet transports

Select this check box to give the item the status of registered after the transport job has been completed.

Clear this check box to move the items to the new location automatically. This occurs when the journal is posted, not when the item is physically moved to the new location.

Check picking location

Microsoft Dynamics AX checks picking locations to find a spot for received items.

If this check box and the Check bulk locations check box are both selected, the picking location is checked first.

Check bulk locations

Microsoft Dynamics AX checks the bulk locations to find a spot for received items.

The Default values check boxes have three states:

  • All check boxes are cleared – Microsoft Dynamics AX does not generate location destinations for incoming items. Items are registered at the specified location. On the journal line, indicate the locations where the items are to be positioned.

  • The Check picking location check box or the Check bulk locations check box is selected. When either or both of the check boxes are selected, Microsoft Dynamics AX generates location destinations for incoming items. If both are selected, Microsoft Dynamics AX checks the picking location first. If that location is full, the bulk locations are checked.

    When the journal is posted, Microsoft Dynamics AX automatically selects the items that are to be on-hand at the new location immediately. The company determines the physical movement of items.


    Specify an inbound dock location on the journal.

  • The Pallet transports check box is selected. Also, either or both of the Pallet transports and Check bulk locations check boxes are selected. Posting the journal means Microsoft Dynamics AX generates transport jobs to move pallets to system-generated locations. Pallets are not shown as moved and items are not shown as on-hand until the transport jobs are completed.


    Specify an inbound dock and a pallet ID on the journal line.

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