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Setting up Zones in Business Central

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

How are Zones configured in Business Central?

Zones in Business Central are set up on the location card or related to the location and it only applies to location that uses directed put away and pick meaning on my warehouse location here, I have a check mark in directed to put away and pick and this needs to be set to use the zone on a bin.

This is what happens in the video

This means if I’m looking into my zone from the location, I can see all the zones that are already defined.

Here, I can add a zone.

Maybe I want to create a zone for food.

Even though I’m a bike factory, I might want to sell snack bars, etc, and I’d like to have a zone for that.

So this is my food zone and I need to define a default bin type code for that zone.

This might be a put and pick zone like this and now I can add bins from the zone.

If I didn’t add a bin type, I would get some errors in here and now I could add all my bins on the specific zone like this.

So this is a way of setting up new zones, and of course, the bin code should be unique.

If you enter a bin code that already exists, you will get an error because in the bin table, the zone is not part of the primary key.

And I’ll just show you quickly on the same scenario that if you use a location like this where we didn’t set the checkmark directed put away and pick, I’ve actually made zones in here just to show you that it’s possible to create the zone, but if you’re trying to add a bin on your zone like this, you will just get an error saying that zone needs to be equal to blank.

So, zones only apply to full location with directed put away and picks.

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