Set up worker attributes [AX 2012]

Updated: October 1, 2014

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

You can set up many different types of attributes for a worker to assist in the optimal scheduling of the worker. In addition to entering information about a worker’s education, skills, certifications, and project experience, you can also enter information about any additional skills that a worker has, such as public speaking ability or media knowledge.


In AX 2012 R3 and cumulative update 7 or later for AX 2012 R2: Other worker attributes are no longer used as part of a worker’s profile.

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  1. Click Human resources > Common > Workers > Workers. Select a worker. On the Workers list page, on the Action Pane, on the Competencies tab, click Other worker attributes.

  2. In the Other worker attributes form, click New.

  3. In the Attribute group field, select the attribute group that contains the attribute to assign to the worker.

  4. In the Attribute ID field, select the attribute to assign to the worker.

The additional attribute for the worker is displayed in the Resource competencies form and the Schedule resources form. It can be used as a search criterion in the Assign resources form. Worker attributes can also be viewed or assigned from the Competencies and development area in the Worker form.

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