Forecast - item (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 4, 2014

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

Click Inventory management > Periodic > Forecast > Entry > Items.

Use this form to view the list of items, and to open the demand forecast or supply forecast for an item. A forecast exists for an item if the Supply forecast check box or the Demand forecast check box is selected.

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

Button

Description

Product dimensions

Click to open the Product dimensions form, where you can view any item dimensions. You can also see whether a demand forecast or a supply forecast exists for the item dimension.

Supply

Click to open the Supply forecast form, where you can create a supply forecast or view an existing supply forecast for the selected item.

Demand

Click to open the Demand forecast form, where you can create a demand forecast or view an existing demand forecast for the selected item.

Inventory forecast

Click to open the Inventory forecast form, where you can view the projected inventory transactions and balances for an item that has an existing supply forecast or demand forecast.

Field

Description

Item number

A unique identification code for the item. If you want the system to generate item numbers, link the item numbers to a number sequence. For more information, see Number sequences (list page).

Product name

The item name. Item names are written in various languages, and printed on external documents or forms. The customer's language code determines the language of text that is retrieved from Accounts receivable. The supplier's language code determines the language of text that is retrieved from Procurement and sourcing.

Search name

Enter a search name for the item. A search name is used for searches if the item number or item name is not suited to searching.

When the item name is created, it is copied to the Search name field, but without spaces and special characters. However, you can change the search name.

Because search names are indexed, but item names are not indexed, searching by search names is faster than searching by item names.

Item group

The item group that the item belongs to. All items must belong to an item group. The item group is assigned when an item is created. You define item groups in the Item groups form.

Item groups are used together with ledger transactions, and they can be used as printing criteria.

Item type

The item type. An item can be one of the following types: Item, BOM, or Service.

Supply forecast

A selected check box indicates that there is an existing supply forecast for the item.

Demand forecast

A selected check box indicates that there is an existing demand forecast for the item.


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