Cost category price (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 25, 2010

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

Click Production control > Setup > Routes > Cost categories. Click Price.

Use this form to enter and activate a cost record for a cost category for a specified costing version, from date, and site. Activating a cost record will change its status from pending to current active and its from-date to the activation date. Different cost records for a cost category may reflect a different costing version, site, status, or from date. The current active cost record for a cost category applies to routing operations for estimating production order costs and for valuing reported time against a production order.

The form can be opened from the Costing versions form or the Cost categories form. To open it from the Costing versions form, click Price, and then Cost category price. You can view and maintain all cost records in the costing version. Click the Activate button from the Costing versions form to activate multiple cost records for cost categories.

A manufacturer used two types of labor skill sets with different labor rates. The manufacturer defined a cost group labeled labor and assigned it to two cost categories that were defined for the two types of labor skills. Each of these cost categories had a different hourly cost that represented the average hourly pay rate. The hourly costs were defined as two cost records in the Price form, and the status for each record was changed to active. Because hourly costs were changing at year end, two additional cost records were defined. This included their hourly costs, a from date of January 1, and a pending status. A second site was also being implemented on February 1. Therefore, two more cost records were defined for the new site. These records included hourly costs, a from date of February 1 and a pending status. The status of selected cost records was changed to active on January 1 and also on February 1.

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




View the cost records for the cost category, and maintain records with a pending status.


View the cost records for the cost category, and maintain records with a pending status.




Change status from pending to active. The status change applies to the selected cost record for the selected cost category.



Version is blocked

Show that the blocking flag for the costing version has blocked changes to pending cost records.


The identifier for the cost category.


System-assigned status of the cost record for the cost category. The pending status is first assigned to a cost record. Activating the cost record changes the status to current active. An additional activation changes the status to previous active.


Show the applicable site for the cost record. A null value means that the cost record applies to all sites.


Enter the cost for the cost record.

From date

Show the activation date for an active cost record, or the from-date for a pending cost record. The from-date of a pending cost record will be used in BOM calculations with a future date, and also in supporting the activation of multiple cost records.


A system-assigned flag that indicates that the active cost record cannot be maintained or that the blocking flag for the costing version has blocked changes to pending cost records.


Show the costing version for the cost record.


The price associated with this cost category.

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