Purchases in the past periods chart report (VendPurchasePastXPeriods) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 11, 2011

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

Use the Purchases in the past periods chart report to view the total purchases by a selected legal entity for the selected periods, in graphical form.

When you generate this report, the following default parameters are displayed. You can use these parameters to filter the data that will be displayed on the report. For more information, see Filter the data on a report.




Select the legal entity to print the total purchases for.


Select the fiscal year to print information for.


Select the last period to print information for.

Number of periods:

Select the number of periods to print information for. The report will display information for the selected number of periods, with the period that you selected in the Period: field being the last period.

The following topics explain how to print a report and how to filter and sort the data on a report.

The following table explains where to find the report in the Application Object Tree (AOT) and how to navigate to the report in the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.



Name of report in the AOT


Location of report in the AOT

\SSRS Reports\Reports\VendPurchasePastXPeriods

Menu item of the report


Navigation to the report

Click Accounts payable > Reports > Statistics > Vendor > Purchases in the past periods.

The data on this report comes from the following sources:

  • DynamicsAXOLAP cube

  • BASEENUM_FiscalQuarter table



If you are a developer, you can learn more about where the data on a report comes from by using the following procedure.

  1. Open the AOT.

  2. Locate the report in the SSRS Reports\Reports node.

  3. Right-click the report and click Add-Ins > Cross-reference > Using (instant view).

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).