Set up visual profiles (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 30, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This topic explains how to set up the appearance of Retail POS registers. For example, you can select menus that you want to appear on the register screen and define the colors and bars that are visible.

The information that determines the appearance of the register is specified in a visual profile. You can create several visual profiles and then select the profiles that you want to run on specific registers. You can also decide whether to allow a store to modify a visual profile that you assign to a register.


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.

  1. Click Retail essentials > Channels > Setup > POS > Profiles > Visual profiles.

  2. In the POS visual profiles form, select an existing visual profile, or click New to create a new visual profile.

  3. If you are creating a new profile, in the Profile number field, enter a unique identification number for the profile.

  4. In the Description field, enter a brief description for the profile.

  5. On the General FastTab, select the settings for the POS registers that use the selected profile.

  6. On the Login background FastTab, in the Image ID field, select a picture to be displayed as the background on the POS registers that use the selected profile. If you select 0, no image is displayed.

  7. On the Background FastTab, select the logo to be displayed on the POS registers that use the selected profile. If you select 0, no image is displayed.

  1. Click Retail essentials > Channels > POS registers.

  2. In the POS registers list, select the register that you want to assign a profile to, and then, on the Action Pane, click Edit.

  3. In the POS registers form, on the General FastTab, in the Visual profile field, select the appropriate visual profile.

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