Business Central 2022 wave 1 (BC20) new features: Set default dimensions on locations

Dynamics 365 Business Central

Hi, Readers.
The preview environment for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 release wave 1 (BC20) is available. Learn more: Link

I will continue to test and share some new features that I hope will be helpful.

Set default dimensions on locations:

Business value:

Dimensions are values that categorize entries so you can track and analyze them on documents, such as sales orders. For example, dimensions can indicate the department or project an entry came from. That can help people avoid making a mistake and having to enter dimension manually on the transaction level if all goods are coming out of a single location and department.

Feature details:

You can now set default dimensions for a location on the Location Card page by choosing Location, and then Dimensions. The location’s default dimensions are copied to journals and documents when you specify the location on a line, but you can delete or change the dimension on the line if needed. You can require that people specify dimensions for specific locations before they can post an entry. You can also include location dimension values in Default Dimension Priorities and Dimension Combinations for combinations of priority and dimension rules.

This is very nice update. Starting from Business Central 2022 wave 1 (BC20), we can set default dimensions for a location.

Let’s see more details.

On the Location List page: Related -> Dimensions

On the Location Card page: Dimensions

For example: Set a defult dimension for location EAST.

When selecting location on the sales header and sales lines, the location’s default dimension will be copied. This is the same as items.

Test Video:

1. Value Posting and Allowed Values Filter can also be used for the location’s default dimensions.

2. In BC19.5


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.