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  • 1.  item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
    We found out recently that you can no longer rename items in D365. Has anyone run into this with the latest updates and if so, what are you doing for those scenarios where you might have to rename an item?

    Thank you
    Justin Cooper

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    Justin Cooper
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  • 2.  RE: item renaming

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
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    Hi,

    Have you tried the rename option available on record information form for a selected product(item). Refer attachment: Rename.jpg. I could see this option is available on Release update 29. Hope this helps you.

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    Chaitanya Golla
    Lead Architect
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  • 3.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Chaitanya,
    Yes, this is what we were able to use previously. When you click that and update the item name, after saving you will get a message "It is not allowed to rename the item number"

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  • 4.  RE: item renaming

    Posted 7 days ago
    I get the message  "It is not allowed to rename the item number" anytime there is a transaction on the item.  It will let me rename only if no transactions.  If it is a fresh transaction, i can take it off the PO, Production order or sales order, rename and put it back.  In AX2012 it would allow renaming anytime and would change the previous transactions to match.  This was helpful when an item was entered incorrectly and not found till after a transaction was done or the vendor changed p/n because they changed systems and we didn't want to lose the history on the item.  Hopefully this will change in the future.

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    Desi Bowman
    master planning and purchasing
    James M Pleasants Co.
    Greensboro NC
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  • 5.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi -

    Yes, Item renaming was removed in D365FO.  This was done to protect data integrity.

    A strong materials board (engineering change, etc.) should prevent many errors. For clients that intentionally rename Items (no entry error), consider strategies such as using Size or Color (renamed) or rev'ing Items (back to engineering board).

    Thanks.....Dave


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    Dave Phillips
    Sr Support Escalation Engineer
    Microsoft
    Fargo ND
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  • 6.  RE: item renaming

    Posted 8 days ago
    Edited by Greg Griffith 7 days ago
    Yes, I can see that you can no longer complete a rename for Released Product Items in 2019 release wave 2, Update 29.

    I did try rename elsewhere (AP Charges and Delivery Terms) and it worked.

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    Greg Griffith
    Sr. Consultant
    Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.
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  • 7.  RE: item renaming

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 7 days ago
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    Hi,

    Yes, as mentioned by others we cannot rename ItemId provided if the concerned item has any transactions. If we try so we get an error message stating "It is not allowed to rename the item number". Reference: Method renamePrimaryKey of Table InventTable.​ (Refer attachment: DeniedRenaming.jpg).

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    Chaitanya Golla
    Lead Architect
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  • 8.  RE: item renaming

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi David,

    Would you have any knowledge whether this functionality has been removed permanently or can it be expected to be brought back with some future release?

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    Michal Mydlikowski
    DXC Technology
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  • 9.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    I opened a case with Microsoft regarding this and was provided this:
    https://fix.lcs.dynamics.com/Issue/Details?kb=4503738&bugId=278764&dbType=3&qc=a70159ead78c992cc24c16bc66472b2a25aa97a82ad0cb924158f1be6f244751

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    Justin Cooper
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  • 10.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    Dave,

        I hope you can get this back to management.  Also, this rant is not personal though I am quite passionate about this.

        Removing this feature is a huge mistake until you allow us to change which inventory dimensions are enabled on an item.  The most common reason we rename items is to enable/disable serialization on an item.   However, it is also done due to initial item set-up issues which no amount of change process management will completely eliminate.

         We need a method to correct mistakes,  the response 'just don't make mistakes' is not good enough.   It would be like disabling the ability to hotfix D365FO because "A strong quality control board should prevent many errors'.

         The item rename allows us to correct a great many issues with minimal impact on business operations.

         I noted KB 4503738 describes the item rename as having a different impact on D365 than it does in AX2012.   I hope there is more to the story because this will be yet another roadblock to the adoption of D365FO.


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    Corey Vantilborg
    ERP Analyst
    Tigercat International Inc.
    Brantford ON
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  • 11.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Dave Phillips 6 days ago
    Hi -

    Yes, there has been some partner and customer feedback to support on the removal of the Item Rename functionality. I have not heard of any plans to reinstate the functionality.

    You could try the Ideas site. While not new functionality, viewers can vote on entries and we can get a measure of interest that way.

    https://experience.dynamics.com/ideas/

    I was just on the Ideas site and did not see an entry. So someone needs to create (search first to be sure) that entry and urge others to vote for their suggestion.

    As I mentioned earlier, the Item Rename was removed to protect data integrity. Other Renames were not impacted (but subject to the same data integrity test).

    Thanks.....Dave



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    Dave Phillips
    Sr Support Escalation Engineer
    Microsoft
    Fargo ND
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  • 12.  RE: item renaming

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 5 days ago
    We're on AX2012 and use the rename function quite often. Quite often to correct product type of Item Model Group when we have to change products to Batch/Lot number or Serial Number.
    This will be a major concern if/when switching to D365.

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    Jon Gosche
    Manger Distribution Services
    Somagen Diagnostics Inc.
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  • 13.  RE: item renaming

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 3 days ago
    Has anyone had any success with a workaround or another method of renaming an item while being able to keep the sales history tied to that item?

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    Justin Cooper
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