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Alternative item on formulas

  • 1.  Alternative item on formulas

    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 Walter
    IT Project Manager
    New Sunshine LLC
    Indianapolis IN

  • 2.  RE: Alternative item on formulas

    Posted 12 days ago

    Give this a run:

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


    Ian Gorman, PMP, MCSE
    Senior Consultant

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