Output orders and lines

The following post, is a bit advanced, and I guess that 90% of all implementations never encounters any issues related to this. But if you struggle with open inventory orders that “locks” your sales orders, then this post can bring some lights to it. It is valid for both AX 2009 and AX 2012.

In Dynamics AX you can split up the picking of a sales order (or any other issue-based orders) by using output orders (WMSOrder) and picking lines (WmsOrderTrans). The picking line lines can be “split” into several lines, if the quantity needs to be picked from several locations. As seen in the example below, you see one output order with 2 picking lines.

The quantity of the output order that is included in a shipment can be seen as this:

If I open the shipment related, I can see the same lines:

When you manually delete one(or all) of theese from the shipment lines

Then we see in the output order that if changes:

But the inventory transaction (inventTrans) does not change.

I often see people struggle in such scenario’s, because they feel “locked” by this marking on the inventory transaction. Often warehouse workers wants to make the “deleted” lines free and available to be places on a new picking route.

There is a way out of this, but it requires a small code change.

This will reduce the quantity on the output order, and making the inventory transaction “available” again to be reserved, and even to create a new picking route on the deleted lines.

Happy DAX’ing.


I appreciate that I can be a part of this worldwide blog community—as a consultant working from Norway, the blog lets me share more than 20 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Along the way, I participated in developing retail, PDA/RF, barcoding, master data, kitting and WMS-solutions for Dynamics. My blog focuses on my deepest interests and expertise: along with a 360 degree view of digital transformation topics, I welcome opportunities to dive into retail and intercompany supply chain automation, logistics, and production—everything that is moving around in a truly connected enterprise. As Enterprise Architect on Dynamics 365, I specialize in strategic development and planning for corporate vertical solutions and works to build international networks that increase knowledge and understanding for Dynamics 365. As an advocate for both providers and customers, I'm committed to ensure that customers constantly changing needs are meet, and I see community as key for increasing expertise. I welcome you to connect with me.

2 comments on “Output orders and lines

  1. Thank you for your posts. All of them are really interesting. Have you thought about writting a book about Mastering Warehouse for Ax? 😉 Cheers


    • Thanks Pedro. I feel blogging is more fun, because of the expectations is lower than writing a book. Also, the same secound a book would be shipped, it is out-dated by new releases. And there are other alternatives like the books from fellow MVP Scott Hamilton.


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