Item allocation keys (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 > Forecast > Item allocation keys.

Use this form to create an item allocation key or view existing item allocation keys.

You can use an item allocation key to assign a percentage of an aggregate forecast to individual items or item dimensions. An aggregate forecast is made at the group level. This could be a forecast for an item group or an inventory dimension group, for example.


You must create an item allocation key for an aggregate forecast, because the master scheduling calculations require specific item numbers.

Task that uses this form

Set up an item allocation key

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





Open the Item allocation lines form to create or edit lines for the selected key.


Open the Item Allocation Keys Wizard to create an item allocation key.

Supply schedule

Open the Supply schedule form to see an overview of the current demand and supply situation for the selected product family. In the form, you can do the following:

  • View product supply information that is filtered according to location, master plan, and time period.

  • Monitor and analyze the supply situation.

  • Make changes to the planned supply.




Item allocation key

The unique identifier for the item allocation key.


The name of the allocation key.

See also

Item allocation lines (form)

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