Journal lines, locations (form) [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

Click Inventory management > Journals > Item arrival > Item arrival. In the Location journal form, click Lines.

Use this form to register items for item receipt and production input. When you post this kind of form, the items change status from Ordered to Arrived or Registered. If the items are stocked by using pallet trucks, the items receive the status Arrived. Otherwise, their status is Registered.

You must also enter any configurations of the item.

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

The tabs and controls that were added to this form for the Warehouse management features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 are not described in this topic. For information about these features, see Warehouse management.



Overview tab

Create new lines and view identification information.

General tab

View general information about the journal line selected on the Overview tab.


View or set up inventory dimensions for the transaction.




Check the journal before posting.


Post the journal.


View errors found during checking or posting.


Open a menu with the following items:

  • Create serial numbers – Generate serial numbers.

    The Start and End fields are filled in automatically, starting with 1 and ending with 100, for 100 pieces. They can also be changed manually. Any changes in the starting number will immediately be reflected in the ending number, and vice versa.

  • Pallet ID – Generate a new pallet identification (ID) for the line, based on the number sequence set up in the location parameters.

  • RFID mapping – Map RFID tag reads to the item on the item arrival line.

  • Delete journal lines – Delete all the lines of the journal in a batch process.

  • Split – Split the journal line into more than one line in order to process the item arrival in separate quantities.

  • Replacement item – Select a replacement item for the item on the journal line.


    You can only select replacement items for item receipts that are associated with a return order.


Open a menu with the following items:

  • Transactions – Displays the inventory transactions for the item or for the lot.

  • Dimensions display – Select the inventory dimensions to be displayed on the Overview tab.



Bar code setup

Select the bar code type.

Item number

The item number where you want to perform the transaction. Create the item number in the Item form.


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


Specify the item size.


Specify the item color.


Enter the site on which you will store your items.


Enter the warehouse in which you will store your items.

Batch number

Enter the batch number dimension.


The location inside a warehouse.

Pallet ID

Unique identification (ID) for the pallet or serial shipping container code.

Serial number

Serial number dimension.


Quantity for the transaction.


Journal number.

Line number

Identification of line.


Specifies the date for the inventory transaction, which is the date that the adjustment is to be made physically.

Pallet transports

Indicates that the items registered on the journal are to be moved with pallet transports. If you do not specify a location of the type Inbound dock or a pallet ID, the journal will not be posted successfully. You must at least select the Check picking location and Check bulk locations fields.

Check picking location

Specify whether you want Microsoft Dynamics AX to check for room for the item at its ordinary picking location.

Check bulk locations

Specify whether you want a bulk location to be found for the item in consideration of the item's store zone.

Note   If you also selected the Check picking location field and there is room at the picking location, no bulk location will be found.

Quarantine management

Specify whether you want items that are received physically to automatically be sent to a quarantine warehouse for inspection.

Account number

Specification of the supplier. The field is used to identify possible purchases.


Displays which module the record originates from.


Displays the number of the reference specified in the Reference field.

Lot ID

Lot number for the receipt that is being delivered.

Pallet type

Type of pallet for a newly created pallet.

Check item tagging

Indicates whether item tagging is mandatory.

Check case tagging

Indicates whether case tagging is mandatory.

Check pallet tagging

Indicates whether pallet tagging is mandatory.

Tag status

Indicates whether an RFID tag has been associated with the line.

RMA number

Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number that is issued to authorize the return of the item.

Disposition code

The disposition code that is associated with the item is used upon return of the item.

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