Costing sheet setup (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 > Costing > Costing sheets.

Use this form to define the format in which to display the information about the cost of goods sold for a manufactured item. You can also define the basis to calculate manufacturing overheads by using indirect cost calculation formulas. A calculation formula for manufacturing overheads can reflect:

  • A surcharge percentage that is applied to route and bills of material (BOM) costs.

  • An amount that is applied to the hourly rates or piece rate for a routing operation.

  • A rate applied per production quantity output.

  • A rate applied per production quantity input.

Each calculation formula is uniquely identified by a code identifier, costing version, status, from date, item validity, and site. The item validity can be expressed for all items, an item group, or a specific item. The costing sheet and calculation formulas build on the cost group feature and BOM calculations.

The costing sheet is displayed as part of the Complete form for a manufactured item's calculated cost. It displays either for a cost record in a costing version or for a calculation record that is generated by an order-specific BOM calculation. It is also displayed as part of the price calculation inquiry for a production order. The indirect cost calculation formulas apply to BOM calculations, to production cost estimates, and to reported consumption against a production order.

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




Define the identification and setup information for the selected node.

Cost groups

View previously defined cost groups.




Change the status of the selected cost record for the selected indirect cost. The status will be changed from pending to active.


Validate the costing sheet setup to identify warnings or errors.


Save the costing sheet setup.



Node type

View the node type that was assigned when the node was created. The node types include Root, Price, Total, and Cost group.


Enter or show the unique code for the costing sheet node.


Define the description of the code.

Cost group

Select the cost group that acts as the basis for costs.

Cost group type

View the cost group type that is assigned to the cost group.


The selected type of behavior for the cost group.


The name of the cost group.

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