Futures messages details (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: September 20, 2011

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

Click Master planning > Reports > Coverage > Futures.

Use this form to view all item requirements that carry a futures message. The futures messages were calculated during the last master scheduling.

For additional information, see About futures messages.

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



Overview tab

View a list of item requirements and the corresponding futures messages that were calculated.

General tab

View additional information for the selected item requirement. This includes order details.


View basic information about the selected item requirement and the corresponding futures message details.


Filter and define the criteria and date range of the item requirements that are displayed on the Overview tab.



Item number

Shows the item number for the current item.


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


Enter the site in which you will store your items.


Enter the warehouse in which you will store your items.

Desired date

Shows the original delivery date or the requirement date used when calculating the futures dates.


The futures message result.


Shows the number of days relative to the requirement date that the transaction is delayed to comply with the futures messages.

To date

Shows the requirement date extended by the calculated futures days.


Shows the origin of the transfer.


Identification of sales, purchases, productions, and so on, in the Reference field that the line refers to.

Master plan

Shows the Master plan from which the data is derived.

Dimension No.

Identification of the inventory dimension number for the selected item.

Supply forecast

Indicates if the planned order was generated based on the purchase forecast.

Requested date

The delivery date originally desired (requirement date).

Requirement date

Shows the requirement date for the current transaction. This includes the delivery date for the sales order, the planned ending date for the production order, and the forecast date for the forecast lines, adjusted by any safety margin.

Requirement time

The time that the item is required.

Requested quantity

The original requirement quantity.

Req. quantity

Shows the total requirement quantity in the inventory unit attached to the transaction.

Coverage planned

Shows the quantity currently coverage-planned for the transfer.

Coverage status

The coverage status of the quantity.


Indicates if the planned order was derived from the BOM line type.

With futures messages

This field is checked if the transfer has futures messages.

Futures date

The date that the requirement can be met according to the futures message.

Futures time

The time that the requirement can be met according to the futures message.

Futures days

The number of days the transaction is delayed.




Open the following submenu items:

  • Net requirements – view the current requirement profile for the item and the corresponding futures messages.

  • Explosion – view item components and the corresponding futures messages.


Open the following submenu items:

  • On-hand – view item availability.

  • Dimensions display – select which item dimensions to display in the form.

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