Work with RFID for inbound items [AX 2012]

Updated: February 20, 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.

You must:

  • Decide which radio frequency identification (RFID) items should be tagged and the level of the tagging.

  • Activate the serial number dimension in the Tracking dimension groups form for the dimension group.

  • Specify the receipt quantity per number to one in the Number groups form as the tags are connected to serial numbers.

Receive RFID items

  1. Click Procurement and sourcing > Common > Purchase orders > All purchase orders.

    The RFID tagging requirements are transferred to the purchase order line, but can still be changed.

  2. Click Inventory management > Journals > Item arrival > Item arrival.

  3. On the Default values tab, enter the vendor number, the purchase order reference number, or both.

  4. Indicate the warehouse and select a location of the inbound dock type.

  5. Click Functions, and then select Create lines to retrieve the purchase order.


    You can choose to transfer the quantity from the purchase order by selecting the Initialize quantity check box. Microsoft Dynamics AX creates the lines corresponding to the quantity of items that fits onto a pallet. The lines are then shown in the Journal lines form.

  6. Enter the Pallet ID in the Journal lines form. You can do Pallet numbering in two ways using the number on the pallet that has arrived:

    - Select the number of the pallet in the Pallet ID field for the line.

    - Use your own consecutive pallet numbering system. A series of numbers is used to get consecutive pallet numbers. Click Functions, and then select Pallet ID to create a new number.

  7. Click Functions, and then select RFID mapping to map RFID tags to the lines.

  8. Use the form to map RFID tag reads to inventory transactions for arrival journal lines.


    In the upper part of the form, you can filter on processes and dates so only tag identifications from the selected interval are shown.

  9. Click Apply when finished.


    Only the identifications that contain the global trade item number GTIN of the item on the arrival journal line are shown in the lookup field.

  10. Check the journal, correct any mistakes, and post it. Following posting, the inventory transaction has the status of Arrived, and the item is registered at the inbound dock.

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