Asset additions (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 22, 2010

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

Click Fixed assets > Common > Fixed assets > Fixed assets. On the Action Pane, click Fixed asset additions.

Use this form to create, view, modify, and delete additions for the selected fixed asset. An addition is considered part of a fixed asset, but is not a separate asset. Typically, an addition is maintenance or an improvement for a fixed asset, such as a paint job, and is related to a write-up adjustment. For example, an extra battery for a laptop is an addition to the laptop fixed asset.

You can use this form to track additions separately, although they are still considered part of the asset. If the fixed asset number changes, all additions are still associated with the fixed asset. If you delete a fixed asset, the additions for that asset are also deleted.


The fields in this form are informational and do not correspond to other areas of Microsoft Dynamics AX. For example, the Purchase fields do not correspond to purchase order documents in Accounts payable.

When reviewing purchases for the previous month, you see an invoice in the amount of 2,000 for a front-end loader for an existing forklift. A write-up adjustment transaction was entered for the forklift in the amount of 2,000. This increased the net book value of the forklift.

To track the make, model, serial number, and other details for the front-end loader, you enter an addition in the Fixed asset additions form. This is for tracking and informational purposes only; the write-up adjustment was posted already, and this addition does not increase the service life of the forklift.


If an addition does increase the service life of a fixed asset, you must modify the Service life field value in the Value models form.

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



Overview tab

Create an addition or view a list of additions for the selected fixed asset.

General tab

Enter or view more information about the addition that is selected on the Overview tab.



Addition number

The default addition number. The number starts with 001 and is incremented automatically for each new record.

Before you save an addition for the first time, you can enter a different addition number, which can contain numbers, letters, or other characters. An addition number is required, and it must be unique.

Acquisition date

Enter the date that you acquired the item or the job was performed.

Unit cost

Enter the cost of the item, maintenance, or other improvement.


Enter the number of items in the addition.

Some additions might be difficult to quantify, such as a paint job for a vehicle. Enter a quantity that fits best. For example, if an asset received one paint job, you might enter 1.

Unit of measure

Select the unit of measure for the item. You can leave this field blank if the unit cost is the cost for each item or each job.

Total cost:

The result of multiplying the unit cost by the quantity.

Increases service life

Select this check box if the addition increases the service life of the fixed asset.


This field is informational only. To increase the service life, modify the Service life field value in the Value models form.

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