Forecast scheduling (class form)

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

Click Master planning > Periodic > Forecast scheduling.

Use this form to calculate forecast requirements. You can also use the form to generate planned orders for all items, or for items that you select in the Forecast plan field.

You can consider running the update outside of regular operating hours.

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

Enter criteria on the General tab

Submit a batch processing job from a form




Scheduling helpers

Enter parameters to set up scheduling helpers. Scheduling helpers perform parallel processing in forecast scheduling.


Enter brief, descriptive text of the scheduling run. The text that you enter is also displayed on the General tab of the Session log form. Optionally, enter a comment.





Use the query to select specific items if you do not want to calculate all items. Derived component items are calculated automatically.


Set up a recurring batch job.




Forecast plan

Select the forecast plan that you want to use in the calculation.

Track process task duration

Select this check box to record the processing time for each forecast scheduling task. You can use the records to analyze the efficiency of the planning process and adjust the scheduling helper parameters.


Using this parameter affects forecast scheduling performance. You should limit using this option to fine-tuning the planning process.

Item number

Displays the range of item numbers that forecast scheduling is affecting.

Number of helpers

Enter the maximum number of scheduling helpers that you want to use. The actual number of helpers that is used depends on the number of available batch threads among the batch servers.


Enter a description of the current forecast scheduling run.

See also

Run forecast scheduling

Unfinished scheduling processes (form)

Item process duration (form)

Thread list (form)

About scheduling helpers

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