Generate items and dimensions (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: July 21, 2011

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

Click Product information management > Common > Product builder > Product models. Select a product model. On the Action pane, click Generate items and dimensions

Use this form to set up the parameters if a new item number must be generated for the configured item. You can also set up the product model so that it generates:

  • New configuration numbers

  • Size identification numbers

  • Color identification numbers

NoteNote

We recommend that you do not use this form, because it is being officially deprecated and may be removed, and may not be available in future versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Note Note

When an item number is formatted, it is extended by a number from the number sequence that is set up in the Item number field on the Number sequences tab of the Product builder parameters form. Otherwise, the same item number can be generated for two different item configurations.

The variable that you want to refer to is second in the relevant list of variables. You want the identifier to consist of the letters ABC followed by the content of the variable. Therefore, you specify ABC%2 as the format of the identifier.

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

Tab

Description

General tab

Select whether new item numbers, configuration numbers, and size and color identification numbers are generated for the configured items. On this tab, you also set up the format that is used when unique identifiers are generated.

Size variables

Select the variables that are used to generate size identification numbers.

NoteNote

The tab appears when you select the Generate size check box.

Field

Description

Generate size

Select this check box to generate new size identification numbers for all items that are configured by using this product model.

Generate color

Select this check box to generate new color identification numbers for all items that are configured by using this product model.

Generate item number

Select this check box to generate new item numbers for all items that are configured by using this product model.

Format size

Specify the format that is used when size identification numbers are generated.

A format specification can consist of pieces of regular text and references to the product model's modeling variables. To reference a variable, select it in the list of variables on the Size variables tab. This tab appears when you select the Generate size check box. After you select a variable, you can refer to it by using a percentage sign (%) followed by the number of the variable's entry in the list.

Format color

Specify the format that is used when color identification numbers are generated.

A format specification can consist of pieces of regular text and references to the product model's modeling variables. To reference a variable, select it in the list of variables on the Color variables tab. This tab appears when you select the Generate color check box. After you select a variable, you can refer to it by using a percentage sign (%) followed by the number of the variable's entry in the list.

Format item number

Specify the format that is used when item numbers are generated.

A format specification can consist of pieces of regular text and references to the product model's modeling variables. To reference a variable, select it in the list of variables on the Item variables tab. This tab appears when you select the Generate item number check box. After you select a variable, you can refer to it by using a percentage sign (%) followed by the number of the variable's entry in the list.

Copy size

Select this check box to copy the size inventory dimension to the BOM and the route.

Copy color

Select this check box to copy the color inventory dimension to the BOM and the route.


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