Create questions and question actions in RapidStart Services [AX 2012]

Updated: September 17, 2015

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

Beginning October 1, 2015, RapidStart services will no longer be supported. For more information, see the announcement on CustomerSource or PartnerSource

Much of the time that you spend using the Design area in Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services will be devoted to creating the questions that people in your organization must answer when they use the Configure area. The answers that they provide and the data that they upload in response to these questions provide the basis for the configuration that will be loaded into your Microsoft Dynamics ERP implementation.

Use the following procedure to help you create questions for RapidStart Services.

  1. In the RapidStart Services header, click Design, and then click Functional area.

  2. In the Functional area list, select the functional area for which you want to create a question.

  3. In the Question name group column, click the name of the question group for which you want to create a question.

  4. Click New question.

  5. In the New question form, in the Short name field, enter a name to identify this question. The short name can contain letters, numbers, and most keyboard symbols. Slashes, pipes, commas, and periods cannot be added to short names.

    We recommend that you limit the name to 40 characters, and that you use it to describe the purpose of the question. For example, for the question “Do you want a tax group to be required when a new vendor is created?”, the short name is ”Require tax groups.”


    This name is used to identify the question when you manage questions in the Design area, such as when you move or delete questions. The name is not displayed in the Configure area.

  6. In the Question type area, select a question type. For more information about the available question types and how they can be used, see Learn about question groups and questions in RapidStart Services.

  7. Click Create question.

  8. Use the groups of controls to create the content for the question, to specify how the answers to this question affect other questions in the question group, and to specify what configuration setting will be made when a configuration file is loaded into a Microsoft Dynamics ERP implementation.


    Depending on the type of question that you are creating, you use three or five groups of controls to define the question. For information about how to use the various groups of controls, see Learn about question groups and questions in RapidStart Services.

  9. After you configure the question, click Save.

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