Create and update routes (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 22, 2011

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 > Common > Routes > All routes. Select a route, and then on the Action Pane, click Edit.

Use this form to create, update, and approve routes. Routes contain the information that is required to guide an item through production. Each route includes information about the following:

  • Operations to be performed and their sequence.

  • Resources needed to complete the operations.

  • Standard times that are required to setup and run the production.

A different route can be mapped for each product. The route mapped depends on the product and the process. You can create an entirely new route, or you can base a new route on route information that already exists and then adjust or update the information to match the new production process.

Changes to route information in this form do not affect route information in the base data.

Use route versions to accommodate variations in the production of products, or to provide you with greater control over the production process. For example, a route version that uses a different item to save costs or a different resource to use available capacity.

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




Toggle between the view mode and the edit mode.


View or update the operations on the route or create a new version of the route.


Delete the route version.


Approve the route or route version. When you approve a route version, the route is automatically approved. Both the route and route version must be approved before they can be used in a route update.


Refresh the list to display any changes.

Export to Microsoft Excel

Export the list to a Microsoft Excel work sheet.


Open the Document handling form to view the documents that are attached to the route.


Create a route version.


Delete the route version.


Approve the route version.


Activate a version of a route that is not yet activated, or deactivate a version of a route that is activated.

Route feasibility

Open the Route feasibility form to check whether the resource requirements of the route can be met.




View information about the route. Modify the name and item group that are associated with the route.


View or modify current versions of the route. You can create and delete versions.



Route number

The identification number of the route.

You can enter this number manually, or it can be generated automatically by the number sequence selection when a new route is created. If the number sequence exists and is not set to manual allocation, a number will be generated automatically.


Displays the name of the route. For more information, see Route operations on route version (form)

Item group

Use this field to group routes. If you specify an item group here, you will get an overview only of items that have a BOM assigned to them in the same item group when attaching versions to the route. In this case, you can opt to view an overview of all items that have a BOM assigned to them.

Approved by

Identifies the worker who approved the route.


Indicates whether the route has been approved.

Item number

BOM item that the version is associated with.

From date

Date from when the route version is valid. This date is used to manage multiple route versions.

To date

Last date when the route version is valid.

From qty.

Enter the minimum quantity that is valid for this route version. When you generate an order, a route version is automatically selected based on this and other criteria. If you leave the field blank, this route version is valid for all quantities. Note that route scrap is not considered when a route version is selected.


Indicates whether the current route version is active.

Approved by

Person who approved the current route version. Click the Approve button to access the Approve version dialog box.


Indicates whether the current route version is approved. A route version must be approved before it can be activated and used.

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