Create a catch weight item with partial visibility


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

Use this procedure to create a catch weight item with partial visibility. For a catch weight item with partial visibility, one or more units of inventory use the same serial number or batch number. Only the aggregate of the values in the inventory unit is recorded. The values for individual units that share the same batch or serial number do not have to be recorded. As a result, the value in the inventory unit must be entered for each transaction that includes the inventory unit.


When an item that is designated as a catch weight item is released, the designation can only be changed if you delete the item in all the companies where it exists.

  1. Click Product information management > Common > Released products.

  2. On the Action Pane, on the Product tab, in the New group, click Product. The New released product form opens.

    1. In the Identification field group, enter the basic product information. For more information, see Key tasks: Define products.

    2. Select the CW product check box.

    3. In the Reference groups field group, select values for the Item model group, the Item group, and the Storage dimension group.

    4. In the Units of measures field group, select values for the Inventory unit, the Purchase unit, and the Sales unit.

  3. Click OK to return to the Released products list page.

  4. On the Action Pane, on the Product tab, in the Set up group, click Unit conversions.

    1. Click Inter-class conversions, and then click New.

    2. Enter values in the Factor field, the From unit field, and the To unit field.


    The nominal catch weight quantity is calculated based on the unit conversion. This value appears in the Nominal quantity field on the Manage inventory FastTab in the Released product details form when you have saved the record or refreshed the form. The nominal quantity is the actual weight of the item, not the standard weight or the theoretical weight.

  5. Click Close to close the Unit conversions form.

  6. Double-click the catch weight item on the Released products list page. The Released product details form opens.

  7. On the Manage inventory FastTab in the Catch weight field group, enter details for the catch weight item:

    1. In the CW unit field, select the catch weight unit of measure.

    2. In the Minimum quantity field, enter the minimum amount of inventory allowed for the product. This value must be less than the Nominal quantity.

    3. In the Maximum quantity field, enter the maximum amount of inventory for the product. This value must be larger than the Nominal quantity

    4. In the Batch number group field, enter a batch number group that has a Per quantity of zero.

See also

New released product (form)

Released product details (form)

Released products (list page)