About product models [AX 2012]

Updated: July 20, 2011

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

A product model is an executable schema that enables the configuration of an item by using the user dialog box that is based on a set of modeling and calculation variables, validation rules and modeling tree nodes.


This information applies only to Product builder.

Product models are only created for products with the Modeling enabled check box selected on the Released product details form.

When you create a product model, at a minimum you must:

  • Create modeling variables

  • Create modeling variable groups

  • Create calculation variables

  • Set up validation rules

  • Insert nodes in the modeling tree

When you develop a product model in Product Builder, you extend the code base of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with new X++ code. Be sure to secure any external resources used by your product model, such as graphics and files, in addition to the application’s temporary folder.

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