Product variants (form) (Upgrade) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 18, 2011

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

Click Preprocessing upgrade checklist > Prepare application data for preprocessing > Product upgrade > View > Product preview > Variants. Click Product variants or All product variants.

Use this form to view the product variants for products of the Product master type.


Only products of the Product master type have variants. Items in the original dataset that have active dimensions are created as product masters. The dimensions or combinations of dimensions are created as product variants.


You can open this form by clicking either Product variants or All product variants on the submenu.

  • Product variants – View the product variants for the selected product master.

  • All product variants – View all product variants for all of the product masters in the list.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




View a list of product variants.


View the details of the product variant that is selected on the Overview tab.



Product variant translations

View the translations that are associated with the selected product variant.

All product variant translations

View all translations that are associated with product variants.

Product variant approval

Approve or reject the approval of selected product variants or all product variants.



System-generated product number

The product number that is generated for the product variant. The product number includes the original item number and the dimensions that were associated with the original item.

Configuration, Size, and Color

The configuration, size, and color dimensions that are associated with the item.


Enter a name for the product variant.

Item number

The original item that the product is based on.


The item's company of origin.


A reference to the unique record for the inventory dimension group.

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