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How to configure product labels for retail in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

by Imran Mahmood
Partner, AXPulse,

In this article we will look at how Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 can be configured to generate and print product labels for retailers. Retailers can place the labels directly on the products that they sell in stores or on the container that contains the products. Labels contain information like product bar code, expiration data, serial or batch numbers, price etc. AX gives companies the ability to generate the product labels automatically whenever the price is changed for a product; but this automatic generation can also be disabled.

To begin configuring AX 2012 for printing retail product labels, you need to setup the Retail shared parameters form to specify how the labels are generated for Brick and Mortar stores. If you select "All retail stores", the application will generate the labels for every store that is associated with a product label report. The "Local store only" value lets you generate the labels for a specific store that you have specified on the General tab of Retail shared parameters. If you select "None", the application will not auto-generate the labels for product when its price is updated.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 product labels shared parameters

Now setup the label reports to be used for labels. There are two out of box reports available, but you can custom develop additional reports as well.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 product label report setup 

Retail>Setup>Bar code and labels>Product label reports


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About Imran Mahmood

I am an ERP expert, entrepreneur, MCT, project and program management professional with a strong track record in delivering market penetration, business growth and turn-around projects with almost 10 years of experience across a broad range of industries and business dynamics. Strong experience in designing, developing and managing short and long term projects on the Dynamics AX platform using the standard Microsoft development processes and methodologies. I was also part of Microsoft GFM (Global Financial Management) and Public Sector teams for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012 releases.

My specialties are: 

  • Solution Delivery and Enterprise Project Management 
  • MS Dynamics AX Implementation and Customization (AX2009, AX2012)
  • MS Dynamics AX Retail and Public Sector Solutions (AX2012)
  • MS Dynamics AX Installation, Deployment and Configuration (AX2009, AX2012)
  • MS Dynamics AX Data Migration and Upgrade
  • MS Dynamics Sure Step Methodology
  • Offshore Application Development
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