Shipment lines (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 13, 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.

Click Inventory management > Common > Shipments. Click Show lines.

Use this form to display the inventory orders that form the basis for the shipment.

Until the shipment has actually been sent, you can manually add shipment lines. A parameter on the Shipment templates (form) controls how late in the process that shipment lines can be added automatically.

A shipment line can be deleted as long as it has not yet been picked.

When shipments are Reserved, the transactions are updated so that they mirror the reserved items.

In connection with picking, the transactions are updated so that they mirror the picked items.

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



Overview tab

Displays the inventory orders that form the basis for the shipment.

General tab

Displays additional information about the inventory order selected on the Overview tab.


Displays additional information about inventory dimensions.




Use this function to add orders to the shipment.

Orders can be added right until the shipment has been sent.

Output orders in a shipment can ship from different warehouses. However the warehouses can only be from the same site.

The lines that are added might not correspond to the shipment reservation sequence. For example, if you add a line with a warehouse which is not part of the shipment reservation, no route will be created for that line. When running the reservation a message to that effect will be displayed.


Opens the following submenu items:

  • Transactions - Displays the inventory transactions for the item or the lot.

  • On-hand - Shows the on-hand inventory for the current item.

  • Dimensions display - Select which inventory dimensions may be in the actual form.


Opens the following submenu item:

Update quantity - Change the quantity for the inventory order transaction.



Inventory order

Identification of the inventory order that the transaction figures in.

Item number

Displays the item number.


Select an item configuration to specify an item with specific attributes.


Displays the size of the item.


Displays the color of the item.


Displays the site where the item is stored.


Displays the warehouse.

Batch number

View the batch number dimension.


View the location inside a warehouse.

Pallet ID

Displays the unique ID for the pallet (Serial Shipping Container Code).

Serial number

Serial number dimension.

Handling status

  • Status for the transaction. The following statuses exist:

  • Registered - Used when the transaction is associated with a shipment but is not yet reserved.

  • Reserved - Used when the transaction is associated with a shipment but is not yet released for consignment.

  • Activated - Used when the transaction is released for consignment but is not yet started.

  • Started - Used when the shipment is started but not finished.

  • Complete - Used when the shipment is finished.


Quantity that this transaction affects.


Order type for the inventory order. The following options are available:

  • Output order - Used to support the output of items from inventory.

  • Pallet transport - Used to support internal displacement of items in inventory by using pallet transports.

Lot ID

Lot number of the transaction on the inventory order.


Displays the module that generated the transaction.


Displays the order number, the project number, or the production number.


Displays the customer or vendor account number.

Delivery address

Displays the delivery address.


Identification of the shipment that the transaction is associated with.

Requested ship date

The delivery date of the transaction.

Sort code

Sorting code of the picking location.

Item sort code

Sorting code of the item. The sorting code is copied from the item table. It is used to sort picking route lines.


Volume of the items in the transaction.

Estimated handling time

Expected time that it takes to pick the items. This is filled in for you by Microsoft Dynamics AX based on the information about the warehouse.


Operator Worker who handled the transaction.

Handling time

Actual time that is used to speed up the transaction. Microsoft Dynamics AX fills this in for you.

Pallet load

Shows whether the transaction should be handled with a pallet transport. If not, it is handled as a picking route.

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