New Features for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 1 (BC18): Monitor inventory and transaction flow with Availability by Lot window

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Yesterday, the preview environment for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 release wave 1 (BC18) is available. Learn more:

I will test and share some new features that I hope will help.

Monitor inventory and transaction flow with Availability by Lot window:

Feature details:

As the flow of goods in a supply chain becomes more and more complex, the ability to keep track of items is increasingly important. In fact, for some companies, such as those in the medical and chemical supply space, monitoring an item’s transaction flow is a legal requirement, but other businesses might want to monitor products with warranties or expiration dates for customer service reasons.

Business Central makes it easy to handle serial and lot numbers for items, so you can quickly determine when and where items were received, where they’re stored, and when and where they were sold. In this release we’ve improved the item tracking capabilities by introducing Availability by Lot. You now have a list of lots with on-hand quantities, plus expected incoming and outgoing transactions, such as sales, purchase, transfer, assembly, or production orders.

If you enable Lot Specific Tracking for an item tracking code, you can get an overview of quantities by opening the Availability by Lot page from the item card or item list. To be sure that the quantities match in other fields related to availability, such as the Availability by VariantAvailability by Location, and Availability by Date fields, you must specify tracking information for expected incoming or outgoing transactions. For example, the Availability by Lot field will show information from a purchase order only if you have defined item tracking.

Let’s see some details.

Now you can choose Item Availability by -> Lot from the item card or item list to open the Availability by Lot page.

And you can also find it in some incoming and outgoing documents, such as sales order, purchase order, and so on.

Item Availability by Lot No. page:


CodeExpiration DateInventoryGross RequirementScheduled ReceiptPlanned Order ReceiptAvailable Inventory
LOT0001 10001
LOT0002 20002
LOT0003 40004
LOT0005 00505

In BC17 or previous versions, this feature was not available.


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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