Set up start (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 30, 2010

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

Click Production control > Periodic > Production orders > Start. Click the User default button.

Use this form to specify the default values that you want to use when you update a production order to the Started status. To apply the new default values, click Insert all.

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



Insert all

Apply new default values from this form.

User default

Set the values in this form as the default values for all users.




Specify the posting date for startup. The default is the system date, but you can enter another date.

Start production

Indicate whether the started quantity in the production should be updated.


Select whether to start any sub productions or upper-level productions that are referenced by the current production. Referenced productions are scheduled based on the main production. To view references to the current production, click Production orders > Inquiries, and then click Reference list.

Show journal info

Select whether to receive a message that shows the result of the journal update.

Route card

View the identification of the route card journal.

Automatic route consumption

Specify how you want the route's time consumption to be handled. Time consumption is recorded when you post to the ledger. If the Post route card now field is blank, consumption is recorded when the route journal is posted. The options are as follows:

  • Route group dependent - Consumption is entered according to the route-group operation settings that are selected for the route. If automatic consumption of setup and process time, and automatic reporting of the finished quantity are selected for the attached route group, consumption is entered automatically.

  • Always - Consumption is entered regardless of settings.

  • Never - Route consumption is entered when production is reported as finished or manually recorded by using the route card journal or the job card journal.

Post route card now

Select whether to automatically post the created route journal.

End-mark route

Select whether to create the route card journal with the operations that are marked as completed.


The route card journal is created regardless of the setting of the Automatic route consumption field.

Picking list

Select the journal that you want to use for recording material consumption. You can select from all existing journals.

For more information about picking-list journals, see Production journal names (form). The quantity that is picked depends on the Automatic BOM consumption field. Material consumption is picked by using the journal if the Post picking list now field is selected. If the field is not selected, the journal is generated but not posted.

Automatic BOM consumption

Specify how to register item consumption for the BOM. Item consumption occurs when you post to the ledger. If you do not select Post picking list now, consumption occurs when the picking list journal is posted. The options are as follows:

  • Flushing principle - Automatically register consumption according to the setting of the Flushing principle field on the BOM line.

  • Always - Always register automatic consumption.

  • Never - Do not register automatic consumption. If BOM consumption is specified as Variable, only a proportional quantity is picked when the production order is started.

If BOM consumption is specified as Constant, picking occurs when the production order is started.

If a BOM is set up with Constant scrap, the scrap is picked when the production order is started.

Create journal per

Select one of the following options to specify how to create the picking list journal:

  • Blank - One journal is created to contain all entries for the production order.

  • Route type - One journal is created for each route type.

  • Oper. No. - One journal is created for each operation.


The production materials are added to the picking list journal for the operations that are specified in the interval. If no operations are specified, production materials are added for all operations.

Post picking list now

Select whether to automatically post item consumption when the production is started. The program posts transactions in the picking list journal to the ledger.

You can also post consumption manually. You can edit transactions in the picking list journal and post it later.

Physical reduction

Select whether to adjust item consumption to current inventory levels. Selecting this field also selects the corresponding check box in the picking list journal. When the journal is posted, consumption is reduced to match current inventory levels.

Complete picking list journal

Select whether to list all component items. This includes those items in the picking list journal, for which consumption is not calculated. If you do not select the field and Automatic BOM consumption is set to Always, the journal only contains items with calculated consumption. If there are no items with calculated consumption, no picking list journal is generated.

End-mark picking list

Select whether to create the picking list journal with end-marked lines. This means that no additional material consumption is expected to be posted for the production order.

Pick negative

Select whether to pick item consumption automatically, regardless of whether the quantity or amount is available in inventory.


The Physical negative inventory field must also be specified for the item.

If you leave this field blank, production startup is interrupted when a component item has negative inventory. This occurs regardless of whether the item is set up for negative inventory, and you see a message that lists any items without sufficient inventory for picking.

Print picking list

Select whether to enable printing the current picking list. Click Print options to set up the information that you want to appear on the picking list.

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