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Alternative item on formulas

  • 1.  Alternative item on formulas

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 13 days ago
    We are using AX 2012 r3 and manufacture lotions using formulas and Production Batch Orders.

    We have run into a situation a few times now and looking for a better way to handle it.  The situation is that we have a certain raw material item that for whatever reason we can no longer get. So we have to setup a new item number and need to find all of the formulas that use the old item and replace it with the new item.  Is there a better way to do this than simply using the "Where-Used" functionality and manually making those changes?

    I have researched the uses of the "Alternative Item" functionality however that requires advanced knowledge of this and setting up the formula lines in advanced with a plan group and using the alternative item. *At least that is my understanding of how it works.

    Anyone have any good thoughts or ideas on this?

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Daniel

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    Daniel Walter
    IT Project Manager
    New Sunshine LLC
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 2.  RE: Alternative item on formulas

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    Daniel,

    Give this a run:

    Inventory management > Periodic tasks > Bills of materials > Change BOM item

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamicsax-2012/appuser-itpro/change-a-bom-item


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    Ian Gorman, PMP, MCSE
    Senior Consultant
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