Working time calendars (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 13, 2012

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

Click Organization administration > Common > Calendars > Calendars.

Use this form to create one or more calendars to manage working hours that are used in operations resources. Working time calendars define the amount of capacity and work time in the production system. Calendars must be set up before you create operations resources. When you create an operations resource, you must specify the working time calendar to use when calculating capacity for operation resources.

A calendar can inherit working time settings from another calendar. If you create more than one calendar, we recommend that you create a base calendar first. You can then assign the base calendar to other calendars. If you change working times in the base calendar, changes are reflected in all related calendars. However, if you make changes to individual calendars, the changes do not affect the base calendar.

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



Overview tab

Create a new calendar, or update an existing one. If the selected calendar inherits settings from a base calendar, an entry is displayed in the Base calendar field.

General tab

View or enter new values for the calendar that is selected on the Overview tab.



Working times

Create or update a working time calendar for the current transaction.

Copy calendar

Copy information in the selected calendar to the new calendar.




Enter a unique identifier for the calendar.


Enter a name for the calendar. The name is shown in the list when you select a calendar.

Base calendar

Select a base calendar. The selected calendar inherits settings from this base calendar. When the base calendar is updated, the selected calendar inherits operation times from it.


The operation-times template that is defined for the update controls the update. You can clear the base calendar selection when you update operation times.

Standard work day in hours

Enter the number of working hours in a standard workday.

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