Packing units (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 > Setup > Packing material > Packing units.

Use this form to define which materials are included in a packing unit, to assign weights, and to view the total number of items that are contained in the packing unit. You can define packing units for individual items, packaging groups, or for all items.

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




Displays the fields of the selected packing unit.

Packing material

Specifies the packaging materials codes and weights included in the packing unit.


Selects which item configuration that you want the selected packing unit to apply to.



Item code

Select the item code to define a packing unit.

Item relation

Select an item or a packaging group depending on the selected item code, Table or Group.


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


Specifies the size of the item.


Specifies the color of the item.

Packing unit

Select the packing unit.


You can load the packing unit and have the packing unit quantity calculated automatically in sales order lines. To have the calculation completed automatically, the unit must be the same as the unit specified in the sales order lines.

Packing unit factor

Enter number of items included in the packing unit. The number is used to calculate the packing unit quantity.


Select the packaging material code to include in the packing unit.


Enter the weight of the packaging material in the packing unit.

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