Set up a button grid (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 29, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This topic explains how to create a set of buttons to display on a point-of-sale (POS) register. Buttons are displayed in a grid, and each grid contains a group of similar buttons, such as buttons for products, operations, or payments. After you create button grids, you can add properties to each button, such as its appearance and function. For more information about adding properties to a button, see Set up buttons (Retail essentials).

When you create a grid, buttons are created based on the number of columns and rows that you specify. For example, if you create a grid that has four columns and five rows, 20 buttons are created. Retail essentials can display up to five button grids in a screen layout.


You can set up a button grid only if you have been granted permissions to the database. For more information about permissions, see Set up permission groups and operations (Retail essentials).

To create a button grid, follow these steps:

  1. Click Retail essentials > Channels > Setup > POS > Button grids.

  2. In the Button grids form, click New to create a new grid.

  3. On the General FastTab, specify information about the grid.

  4. Click Designer.

  5. Click New design.

  6. In the Rows and Columns fields, enter the number of rows and columns of buttons that the button grid contains, and then click OK.

  7. To delete a button, select the button, and then click Delete button.

  8. To add a button, right-click in an empty part of the grid, and then click New button.

  9. To add a row of buttons, right-click anywhere in the grid, and then click Add row. A new row is added at the bottom of the grid.

  10. To add a column of buttons, right-click anywhere in the grid, and then click Add column. A new column is added on the right side of the grid.

  11. To delete a row of buttons, right-click a button in the row, and then click Delete row.

  12. To delete a column of buttons, right-click a button in the column, and then click Delete column.

  13. Right-click each button, click Button properties, and then configure the button. For more information, see Set up buttons (Retail essentials)


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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