Set up a minimum/maximum key [AX 2012]

Updated: August 29, 2011

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

Use this procedure to create and set up a minimum or maximum key.

  1. Click Master planning > Setup > Coverage > Minimum/maximum keys.

  2. Click New or press Ctrl+N to create a new minimum/maximum key.

  3. Enter an identifier and name for the key.

  4. On the Periods FastTab, enter the following information:

    • Define the periods during which you want the key to be used.

    • Specify the factor that you want to apply to the key for each period.

    • Specify the starting date and ending date, or the validity dates, for each period.


You want to set up a minimum key that accounts for increased seasonal demand during the spring and summer months.

  1. Create 12 lines, and number the lines from 1 to 12 in the Change field.

  2. In the Unit field, select Months.

  3. In the Factor field, enter the values that are described in the following table.


    Enter this value




    Minimum inventory is based on the setting for January through March in the Item coverage form.



    Minimum inventory is multiplied by a factor of 2 for April and May.



    Minimum inventory is multiplied by a factor of 2.5 for June through August.



    Minimum inventory reverts to the setting for September through December in the Item coverage form.

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