Inventory blocking (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 21, 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 > Periodic > Inventory blocking.

Use this form to manually block or unblock on-hand inventory or to view transactions that block inventory and which have been created automatically. Blocking transactions are created automatically when a quantity of items is specified for inspection in a quality order.


When you block inventory, either manually or through a quality order, an issue transaction of the type inventory blocking is created for the blocked quantity.

Block and unblock inventory items

If you find damaged inventory items or inventory items that you suspect might be damaged, you can create a blocking transaction for these items. The blocking transaction makes the items unavailable for issue or consumption. You block specific inventory samples with specific serial numbers. If blocked inventory items passed a quality test, or if they are repaired, you can cancel the blocking by deleting the blocking transaction.

Inventory that is blocked through a quality order is blocked at the time of inspection and the blocking is automatically canceled when the quality order is validated.

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

The tabs and controls that were added to this form for the Warehouse management features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 are not described in this topic. For information about these features, see Warehouse management.




View blocking transactions for the item or the lot.


View on-hand quantity for the item or the lot.

Dimensions display

Select the inventory dimension information that you want to display in the Inventory blocking form.



Item number

A unique user-defined code that is assigned when items are created.


Quantity of the item that is blocked. You can unblock parts of the blocked quantity by changing the number in this field. However, you can only unblock a quantity that is not in inspection.


Enter a description of the blocking transaction.

Expected receipts

If you select this check box, the blocked quantity can be included in planning of what might be considered on-hand quantity. If the check box is not selected, the item quantity that is currently blocked is not expected to be available after inspection.


If you select this check box, a receipt transaction of the type inventory blocking is created for the expected quantity.

Inventory blocking type

Indicates if the blocking transaction is created manually or if it was generated by a quality order.

Created by

The user who created the blocking transaction or the quality order that generated the blocking transaction.

Created date and time

Date and time when the blocking transaction was created.

Issue lot ID

The issue lot ID that is associated with the transaction.

Receipt lot ID

The Receipt lot ID that is associated with the transaction.

Expected date

The date where the quality inspection is expected to be finished. The date is set to the date when the blocking transaction is created. You can always change the date no matter if the blocking transaction is created manually or by a quality association setup.


At the expected date, the items are available again for inclusion on order lines. However, if you have selected the Destructive test check box on the General tab in the Quality orders form, the test quantity is deducted from the available quantity.

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