Deprecated: Item dimension group [AX 2012]

Updated: October 24, 2013

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

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, an item dimension encompasses all available item dimensions. The available item dimensions include the following dimensions:

  • Core item-related dimensions – Color, size, and configuration

  • Tracking-related dimensions – Batch and serial number

  • Storage-related dimensions – Site, warehouse, location, and pallet ID



Reason for deprecation

As part of the new core shared product definitions, the item dimensions (color, size, and configuration) had to be associated with the product. However, the tracking and storage dimensions could be set up as either shared dimensions or dimensions that were specific to a legal entity. The item dimension group was refactored, and the old grouping table was removed and separated into three individual groups. Any customization in AX 2009 that extends item dimensions must be refactored to accommodate the new table structure.

Replaced by another feature

Yes. The feature has been removed, and a replacement feature is available. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the item-related dimensions (color, size, and configuration) are defined as product dimensions. The tracking-related dimensions (batch and serial number) are defined as tracking dimensions. The storage-related dimensions (site, warehouse, location, and pallet ID) are defined as storage dimensions.

For more information, see About inventory dimensions and dimension groups.

Modules affected

Inventory management

Changes to installation

This change does not affect application installation.

Changes to upgrade

The upgrade process guarantees that the core item configuration, and tracking and storage dimension values, are mapped to the new product dimension framework.

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