About warehouses [AX 2012]

Updated: November 23, 2010

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

When you have several warehouses, you can divide the total on-hand inventory among these warehouses. All item transactions can be marked with warehouses, which follow the transactions throughout the system.

When you create a warehouse, you must specify a warehouse type. The types are Default, Quarantine, and Transit.

The warehouse is one of the inventory dimensions that is used in the inventory system. You can set up which dimensions will appear on the Overview tab in inventory journals, for example. In addition, you can set up the warehouse dimension individually in all forms in which the inventory dimensions are used – for example, in the On-hand form.

You can use warehouse levels to create a hierarchy that supports inter-warehouse transfer orders. Based on this setup, master scheduling calculates item requirements at the individual warehouse level and generates planned transfer orders from an assigned source warehouse to fulfill them. By using the warehouse-management module, you can attach warehouse-management settings to each warehouse and copy locations from one warehouse to another.


If you have to delete a warehouse, first check that there is no on-hand inventory in the warehouse. If there is on-hand inventory in the warehouse, it must be moved to another warehouse.

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