AX2012 POS: Adding a new line is slow


When scanning an Item in POS the insert into the line grid seem a bit slow.



In the POS.EXE.CONFIG file change the Pooling to true

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Retail POS\POS.EXE.CONFIG file

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
        <section name=”AxRetailPOS” type=”LSRetailPosis.Settings.ConfigFile.AppConfiguration, SystemSettings, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35″ />
    <AxRetailPOS OfflineDatabaseConnectionString=””
        StoreDatabaseConnectionString=”Data Source=ktruel12;Initial Catalog=AXRetailSeattle;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=false;Pooling=true;TrustServerCertificate=true;Encrypt=TRUE”
        StoreId=”AW-SEATTLE” TerminalId=”SEATTLE-1″ DATAAREAID=”CERW” />


Estimated improvement:

30-50% better performance


Suggested environment for optimal performance on POS:

Hardware requirements for a
point-of-sale computer

The following table lists the
hardware requirements for a point-of-sale register. The requirements apply
whether or not an offline database is installed on the register computer. Each register
computer that will be used to process card payments must also have Internet





Minimum: Intel/AMD processor in

Example on websites providing cpu benchmarks


Recommended: Intel/AMD
 Processor Top 15

Example on websites providing cpu benchmarks


Minimum: 2 GB

Recommended: 4 GB

Available hard disk space

Minimum: 30 GB 7200 rpm

Recommended: 30 GB SSD


Super VGA (1024 × 768) or
  higher-resolution monitor or a touch screen monitor


Microsoft mouse or compatible
 pointing device



Author: Kim Truelsen

Date: 21/4-2012