Spend by procurement category and vendor invoice classification report (VendSpendCategoryInvoice)


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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 report to view the amount of purchases from vendors by procurement category and invoice classification. You can select to view some or all vendors for a legal entity, and you can select to view transactions in a specific date range. The report displays the amount spent in each procurement category, broken down into purchases made by using a purchase order and purchases made without using a purchase order.

How to filter the data on this report

When you generate this report, the following default parameters are displayed. You can use these parameters to filter the data that will be displayed on the report. For more information, see Filter the data on a report.



Legal entity

Select one or all legal entities. Only the vendors for the selected legal entities are displayed on the report.


Select a currency code. Only the vendors who invoice your organization in the selected currency are displayed.

Start date

Enter the earliest date for transactions that you want to include on the report.

Procurement category

Select a procurement category. Only vendors who are authorized to do business in the selected category are displayed on the report.

End date

Enter the most recent date for transactions that you want to include on the report.

How to work with reports

The following topics explain how to print a report and how to filter and sort the data on a report.

Details of this report

The following table explains where to find the report in the Application Object Tree (AOT) and how to navigate to the report in the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.



Name of report in the AOT


Location of report in the AOT

SSRS Reports\Reports\VendSpendCategoryInvoice

Menu item of the report


Navigation to the report

Click Procurement and sourcing > Reports > Statistics > Spend analysis > Spend by procurement category and vendor invoice classification.

Where the data in this report comes from

The data on this report comes from the following sources:

  • VendInvoiceTransExpanded table


  • EcoResProcurementCategoryExpanded table

If you are a developer, you can learn more about where the data on a report comes from by using the following procedure.

  1. Open the AOT.

  2. Locate the report in the SSRS Reports\Reports node.

  3. Right-click the report and click Add-Ins > Cross-reference > Using (instant view).