Journal lines, Inventory count tag (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 28, 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 counting > Tag counting. Select a tag counting journal, and then click Lines.

Use this form to compare the actual contents of a warehouse with the on-hand inventory.

With the lines that you create in this form, you place a tag number on each inventory item, such as a number from 1 to 500. During the count, you note the item number and the quantity on a corresponding tag. This tag can subsequently be used as the basis for input in the tag counting journal.

After you post the tag counting journal, a new counting journal is created in the Counting form. The new journal is based on the tag counting journal lines that you created.


To tag-count items by a specific inventory dimension, select the dimension in the Dimensions display form that is displayed when you create the tag counting journal. For example, to count items in a specific warehouse, select the Warehouse check box.

If the Lock items during count check box in the Inventory and warehouse management parameters form is selected, items cannot be physically updated during counting. However, items in tag counting journals are not locked during counting. Inventory transactions are not created until the tag counting lines are posted and transferred to a counting journal.

If tags are entered randomly, and you want to identify missing tags, click the Tag column header to sort the lines by tag.

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




View a list of journal lines that are associated with the tag counting journal. You can also create, modify, or delete journal lines.


View or modify information about the selected journal line and information about the tag counting journal that is associated with the journal line.




Verify that the journal lines have no errors.


Check for errors, and post the journal line transactions.


Display errors that were found during validation or posting.


Open the Dimensions display form, where you can select the inventory dimensions to display.




The transaction date for the journal line. This date is copied to the new counting journal that is automatically created when you post the tag journal.


The identifier of the counting tag.


The status of the journal line:

  • Used – The item number is counted for the tag. This status is automatically set when the line is updated.

  • Voided – The item number is voided for the tag.

  • Missing – The item number is missing for the tag


The Used status is the default status when you update a line with an item number. If the tag is voided or missing, you cannot select an item number.

Item number

The item number to be posted.


The counted quantity to be posted and transferred to the counting journal that is created during posting.


The unit identifier. This is the value from the inventory unit on the Manage inventory FastTab in the Released product details form.


The item configuration, which specifies an item that has specific characteristics.


The item size.


The item color.


The site in which you store the items.


The warehouse in which you store the items.

Batch number

The batch number dimension. If you select Edit lines and Explode lines in the upper section of the Shipment form or the Receive form, you can modify the batch number for the transfer order line.


The location inside a warehouse where the items are stored. If you select Edit lines and Explode lines in the upper section of the Shipment form or the Receive form, you can modify the location number for the transfer order line.

Pallet ID

The unique identifier for the pallet.

Serial number

The serial number dimension. If you select Edit lines and Explode lines in the upper section of the Shipment form or the Receive form, you can modify the serial number for the transfer order line.


The integer that the journal line is attached to.


The identifier of the journal that the line is attached to.

Line number

The line number that is automatically allocated.


If this check box is selected, the journal has been posted.


The worker who counted the items. The default value is from the Worker field in the underlying journal. You can change this value.

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