Test instruments (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 > Test instruments.

Use this form to define and view the equipment that is used in performing quality tests. A test instrument must be assigned a unit of measure that reflects the associated measurement and its decimal precision. Such units of measure are centimeters and a decimal precision of four. You can also assign a test instrument to a test area.

A manufacturing company uses various test instruments for performing tests on materials, and each instrument has an applicable unit of measure. For example, a scale instrument has a unit of measure of kilograms for weighing, and a micrometer has a unit of measure of millimeters for measuring thickness. A decimal precision is associated with a unit of measure.

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



Test instrument

Enter or view the identifier for a test instrument.

Test area

Select or view the test area that is assigned to a test instrument.


Enter or view the description for a test instrument.


Select or view the unit of measure for a test instrument. Units of measure must be defined in the Units form, together with a decimal precision. The unit of measure applies to any test that is performed with the test instrument, and the decimal precision applies to the acceptable test measurement values and to the reporting of test results.


Display the decimal precision for the unit of measure, where the decimal precision has been defined in the Decimal precision field in the Units form.

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