Create bar codes for products (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 30, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This topic explains how to create bar codes for products.

Before you can create bar codes, you must complete the following:

To create bar codes for products, follow these steps:

  1. Click Retail essentials > Inventory management > Setup > Bar codes and labels > Bar codes.

  2. In the Item - bar code form, click New, or press CTRL+N to create a new bar code for a product.

  3. On the General tab, under Item, select the item number, dimension number, quantity, and unit of the product that you are creating the bar code for.

  4. Under Bar code, select the bar code to use.

  5. Under Setup, select the setup for the bar code.

    If you want the bar code number to appear on the Retail FastTab of the Released product details form, select the Display check box. If this check box is not selected for any bar code number, Retail essentials automatically displays the shortest bar code number for the item.

  6. Under Product dimensions, specify the product's dimensions.


In Retail essentials, the form that you use to complete this task includes a subset of the controls that are available for other configurations of Retail. If a topic about this form describes controls that you don't see, it may be because you’re using Retail essentials.

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