Organization hierarchy purposes (form) (Retail)

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack


This feature is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack is installed.

Click Organization administration > Setup > Organization > Organization hierarchy purposes.

Use this form to assign a purpose to an organization hierarchy for Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail. The purpose that you select determines what types of organizations can be included in the hierarchy, and how the hierarchy is used in application scenarios. The following table describes the hierarchy purposes that are used by Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail.


These fields are available only if Retail is installed.

For general information about how to configure the purposes for organization hierarchies, see Create or modify an organization hierarchy.

Hierarchy purpose


Organization types that are allowed

Retail assortment

Group stores that will receive the same product mix through assortments.


Retail replenishment

Group stores that you want to replenish based on organization, size, turnover, or type.


Retail reporting

Group stores for reporting purposes.


Tasks that use this form

Create or modify an organization hierarchy

Set up replenishment hierarchies

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.




Assigned hierarchies

View the hierarchies that are assigned to the selected purpose.

Allowed organization types

View the types of organizations that can be used in a hierarchy that has the selected purpose. The Retail channel organization type applies to organization hierarchies for retail stores.

See also

About organizations and organizational hierarchies