Configure item (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: July 21, 2011

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

Use this form to define new configurations and select between existing configurations.

Click Product information management > Common > Released products.

Select a product. On the Action Pane, click Engineer tab > Configuration group > Maintain configurations > Configure.

The upper pane shows the configuration groups that are associated with each of the bill of materials (BOM) lines in the Lines form. For each configuration group, you can select between the item numbers and configurations that are associated with the individual configuration groups in the BOM.

The lower pane contains existing configurations, which you can click to select.


If you select a new configuration and then click OK, you are prompted for a configuration identification or one is assigned automatically. This is controlled by the setup of the configuration voucher series in the Number sequences form, or when you click the Number sequences link in the Inventory parameters form.

You can define the sequence of configuration groups in the Bills of materials form. In the Configuration rules form, you can define the rules used to configure a new configuration. For example, you might decide that the choice of an item number for one configuration group automatically provides a choice of item numbers for another configuration group.

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.




Select the date of the configuration.

From qty.

Enter the minimum quantity that is valid for this BOM version. When generating orders, the program automatically selects a BOM version that is based on this and other criteria that you specify. If you leave the field blank, this BOM version is valid for all quantities.


Select a BOM that is not active. This is only possible if the item has several BOMs.


Enter the name of either the current configuration group or the configuration route.

Item number

Select the item number for the current configuration group. The options are those BOM lines that specify the current configuration group, and whose current date is in the period of validity for the BOM lines.

Configuration (Upper pane)

A variation of the current item. A blank field means that the variation does not exist, and that a new one will be created by using this configuration ID.

Configuration (Lower pane)

The identification of the configuration. Depending on the settings for the number sequence reference configuration, the configuration is generated automatically or can be entered manually.

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