Enter a catalog source code [AX 2012]

Updated: February 18, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

If a customer orders from a call center catalog that includes a source code, you should enter the source code in the sales order as described in this topic. The sales that are associated with that catalog can then be tracked and analyzed.

The following table shows the prerequisites that must be in place before you start.



Related setup tasks

Set up catalog source codes

Set up a call center


During call center setup, you must do the following to enable source code functionality:

  • Add the user who will create the sales order to the list of users for the call center channel.

  • Select the Enable directed selling check box in the call center settings.

To enter a source code in a sales order, follow these steps.

  1. Click Call center > Common > All sales orders. Enter customer information to create a new sales order.

  2. Ask the customer for the source code that is printed on the catalog. On the Sales order header FastTab, in the Source field, select the code from the list.


    If the code has expired or has not yet been activated, it does not appear in the list.

  3. Continue to create the sales order as usual.


The call center parameters can be set up so that Source is a required field. For more information, see Configuring parameters and initial settings (Call center).


If free products are included in the catalog that is associated with the source code, those products are added to the order automatically when the source code is entered. For more information, see Create call center catalogs.

After you have created sales orders that include a source code, you can analyze the sales data for the source code. For more information, see Analyze source code data.

If you don't have access to the pages that are used to complete this task, contact your system administrator and provide the information that is shown in the following table.



Configuration keys

Retail Headquarters configuration key

Call center configuration key

Source code configuration key

Security roles

Sales clerk

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