Compensation structure (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: May 23, 2012

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

Click Human resources > Periodic > Compensation > Fixed compensation plans. Select a fixed compensation plan and then click Compensation grid.

Use this form to enter wage range guidelines for each level in a selected compensation plan. The wage ranges, represented by columns in this form, are derived from the reference points that are defined in the reference point setup that you select when you create the compensation plan.

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




Create a new compensation structure.


Delete the selected compensation structure.

Mass change

This is a toggle button that determines whether you can manually modify the grid or whether you can adjust multiple values in the grid at the same time. Click the button to change the mode.


When this button is enabled, you can apply an adjustment to an individual column, to one or more rows that you have selected, or to the whole grid at the same time.

Apply to grid

After you have entered an adjustment amount, click this button to update the grid with the adjusted values.


The changes that appear in the grid will not be saved until you click the Close button.


Reset the values in the grid to the original values were displayed when you opened the form.


Close the form and save the grid values.

Caution noteCaution

If you do not want to save your changes, click the Reset button before closing the form.



Adjustment type

Select the type of adjustment to apply to the grid:

  • Percentage – The adjustment amount will be applied as a percentage. For example, if you select three rows and enter a percentage adjustment of 5, each of the values in the three rows increases five percent (a value of 1000 will increase to 1050).

  • Flat amount – The adjustment amount will be applied as currency. For example, if you select a column in the grid and enter a flat amount adjustment of 5, each of the values in the column increases by five (a value of 1000 will increase to 1005).

Caution noteCaution

Field value changes for a specific cell are not cumulative. The calculations are always based on the original cell value that is displayed when you open the form. To achieve a cumulative change, you can make a change, close the form, reopen the form, and then make another change. However, if a change does not affect the same cell, you can make the change without closing and reopening the form. For example, you can apply a three percent adjustment to the first three grid rows and then apply a four percent adjustment to the last row. Because the changes affected different rows, you can save the changes at the same time.

Adjustment amount

The amount of the adjustment. This calculation depends on the Adjustment type that is selected.


You can enter a negative adjustment amount to decrease the values in the grid.

Reference point

To adjust only one column in the grid, select the ID of the column to adjust. The description is displayed next to the selection so that you can verify that the information is correct before you apply the adjustment to the column.

To remove the field value, highlight the value and then press the Backspace or Delete key and then move the pointer off the field.


If you do not enter a value, the adjustment amount will be applied to all of the columns in the grid.

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