Product variants (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 7, 2011

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

Click Product information management > Common > Products > Product masters. Select a product master, and, on the Action Pane, in the Product master group, select Product variants.

Use this form to view and create product variants for a product master.


The product variants that can be created for a product master are determined by the following criteria:

  • The product dimensions that are specified for the product master.

  • Whether variants that are based on the product master can have identical configurations.

For product masters with the configuration technology Dimension-based configuration, new product variants can be generated when new dimensions are specified for the product master. To generate new product variants upon the creation of product dimensions, select the Allow identical configurations check box for the product master in the Product details form. For more information, see “Define a product master” in the Key tasks: Define products topic.

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




Delete the selected product variant.


If a variant has transactions, it cannot be deleted.

Variant suggestions

View the variants that can be created for the product master, and create the variants.


The variant suggestions in the list are based on all the combinations of product dimensions that exist for the product master.

Product image

Associate a product image with the product variant.

Release products

Release one or more product variants to one or more companies.


Create or update product texts in different languages.

Export to Microsoft Excel

Export the product name, the search name, and the product dimensions to a Microsoft Excel sheet.


View and attach notes and documents to the product.



Product name

View or change the name of product variants. The name of a product variant is derived from the name of the product.


Enter a description for the product variants.

Configuration, Size, Color

The product dimensions that appear in this form are the product dimensions that are defined for the product master of the variant.

For more information about how to define product dimensions for a product master, see “Define product dimensions for a product master” in the Key tasks: Define products topic.

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