Item sampling (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 4, 2014

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

Click Inventory management > Setup > Quality control > Item sampling.

Use this form to set up, edit, and view the sampling plans that will determine the quantity that is to be tested for a quality order. A sampling plan can be for a fixed quantity or for a percentage. You assign a sampling plan to a group of tests, and the test group is assigned to a quality order.

A manufacturing company has several types of sampling plans as part of its quality guidelines. One type of sampling plan requires 100 percent inspection. A second type requires a sample quantity of 10 for each receipt during the first three months of purchasing a new item. A third type requires a sample of 5 percent of the order quantity whenever a particular manufactured item is produced. The company defines information in the Quality associations form in order to automatically generate quality orders that reflect the quality guidelines and sampling plans for specific items.

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.



Item sampling

Define or view the identifier of an item’s sampling plan.


Define or view the description of an item’s sampling plan.

Quantity specification

Select or view whether a sampling plan is a percentage of the order quantity or a fixed quantity.


Enter or view the percentage or quantity of items that are to be tested.

Full blocking

Select this check box if you want the full quantity of a reference line, such as a purchase-order line, to be blocked during inspection. If this check box is not selected, only the quantity that is specified on the quality order is blocked.


If a quality order is created manually, only the quantity that is specified on the quality order is blocked, regardless of the setting in the Full blocking check box.

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