Set up vendor catalog import parameters [AX 2012]

Updated: May 6, 2011

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

To create and maintain procurement catalogs on your procurement site, you can use information that vendors submit in the form of catalog maintenance request (CMR) files. CMR files can be submitted by the vendor in the Vendor portal. Alternatively, the purchasing professional can upload CMR files that they receive from a vendor by using the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.

CMR files are stored in a preconfigured folder. Use the following procedure to set up the parameters that Microsoft Dynamics AX will use to process imported CMR files. Before you can configure the vendor catalog import parameters, you must follow these steps:

  1. Configure a root folder where the CMR files will be stored. The root folder must be set up on either a network share or a server. When you configure a vendor for catalog import, a folder structure is created under the root folder.

  2. An enhanced integration port is required for this feature. For information about how to configure the enhanced integration port, see Managing integration ports.


    The enhanced integration port must be configured after you set up the root folder.

  1. Click Procurement and sourcing > Setup > Vendors > Vendor catalog import parameters.

  2. In the Vendor catalog import parameters form, in the Root folder path field, enter the location of the root folder that you created for storing CMR files.

  3. In the Maximum upload size field, enter the maximum size, in megabytes, for the CMR files that the vendor submits. Files that exceed the maximum size are not processed and an error is logged.

  4. In the Maximum files in process field, enter the maximum number of CMR files that can be processed at the same time.

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