Assign sizes, colors, or styles to variant groups (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 6, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This topic explains how to set up variant groups for sizes, colors, and styles, and then assign the groups to retail products. Variant groups let you identify the different options in which a product is available. For example, you can create a size group that is named Men's Shoes, and then assign specific sizes to this group.

  1. Click Retail essentials > Merchandising > Setup > Variant groups > Size groups.


    Click Retail essentials > Merchandising > Setup > Variant groups > Color groups.


    Click Retail essentials > Merchandising > Setup > Variant groups > Style groups.

  2. In the form, click New to create a new group.

  3. In the Size group, Color group, or Style group field, type an identification number for the group.

  4. In the Description field, type a description of the group.

  5. Click Sizes, Colors, or Styles.

  6. Click New to create a new record.

  7. In the Size, Color, or Style field, select a size, color, or style.

    The Name field displays the name of the size, color, or style.

    You can also enter values to create a new size, color, or style.

  8. In the Replenishment weight field, specify how many of this variant are replenished relative to the other variants. For example, you can order three medium-sized shirts for every small-sized and large-sized shirt.

  9. In the Number in bar code field, type the number that is automatically assigned to the group when bar codes are created for variants.

    Or, you can click Auto number bar code to automatically enter sequential numbers in the Number in bar code field.

  10. To display the sizes, colors, or styles in an order other than alphabetical or numerical order in lists, enter numbers in the Display order field.

    For example, to display the sizes Small, Medium, and Large in that order, enter 1 for Small, 2 for Medium, and 3 for Large.

  11. In the corresponding Groups form, click Copy to copy a selected row. Enter a unique name for the new row. The row description and any sizes, colors, or styles that are assigned to the selected row are also copied.

  12. When you are prompted to update all items in the group, click Yes.


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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