Batch attributes (form)

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

Click Inventory management > Setup > Batch attributes > Batch attributes.

Use this form to create batch attributes for an inventory batch. A batch attribute is a characteristic of the inventory of a raw material or finished product where the batch dimension is active. Batch attributes and their values can be used with quality tests to determine whether your products meet quality specifications.

Tasks that use this form

Add values to an enumerate type batch attribute

Create a batch attribute


In the cheese industry, milk, which is one of the raw materials used to produce the cheese, may have attributes such as fat content and percent weight. The cheese produced from the milk could have other attributes such as moisture and age.

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




Attribute enumerate values

Open the Attribute enumerate values form to define the value for an enumerate attribute type.

Where used

Open the Where-used form to view a list of records where the selected batch attribute is used. Depending on which form you are on when you initiate the Where-used action, you can view batch attributes by group, product, or product by customer.





The identification or name of the batch attribute.


The description of the batch attribute.

Attribute type

View or select the type of attribute. The values include the following:

  • String ─ Free-form text of up to 30 characters.

  • Integer ─ Whole numbers or a range of whole numbers.

  • Fraction ─ Real number up to two decimal places. The number may represent a fraction or a percentage.

  • Enumerate ─ Specific sequence of values as defined in the Attribute enumerate values form.

  • Date ─ Date in the standard date format.

Tolerance action

Select the action to take when an Integer or Fraction attribute falls outside the range defined in the Minimum and Maximum fields. The tolerance actions are as follows:

  • Warning — Issues a warning if the attribute value does not fall in the minimum and maximum range, or if the attribute value is not valid. This action lets you process your input.

  • Not allowed — Issues an error to warn you of an invalid entry. Your input is rejected.


View or enter the minimum value in the attribute range for attribute types Integer and Fraction.


View or enter the maximum value in the attribute range for attribute types Integer and Fraction.


View or enter increment that determines the attribute values allowed in the Minimum and Maximum range.


View or enter the optimal value for the attribute.

See also

About batch attributes

Attribute enumerate values (form)

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