April, 2014

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog

    Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 has been released

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    NOTE: The term “update rollup”, which has been used until now for hotfix releases, has been replaced with the term “cumulative update”. The meaning of the term is unchanged.

    Cumulative update 6 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. 

    The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:

    • AU - Australia
    • AT - Austria
    • BE - Belgium
    • CH - Switzerland
    • DE - Germany
    • DK - Denmark
    • ES - Spain
    • FI  - Finland
    • FR - France
    • IS - Iceland
    • IT - Italy
    • NA - North America
    • NL - Netherlands
    • NO - Norway
    • NZ - New Zealand
    • RU – Russia (NEW)
    • SE - Sweden
    • UK - United Kingdom

    Where to find cumulative update 6

    You can download cumulative update 6 from KB 2955941 – Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (Build 36366).

    Note: Implementing this cumulative update will require a database conversion unless you have already implemented update rollup 5.

    For a full list of all hotfixes included in cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages: 

    CustomerSource:

    PartnerSource

    More Information

    For more information about cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, see Announcement of update rollups for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog

    Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has been released

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    NOTE: The term “update rollup”, which has been used until now for hotfix releases, has been replaced with the term “cumulative update”. The meaning of the term is unchanged.

    Cumulative update 13 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:

    • AU - Australia
    • AT - Austria
    • BE - Belgium
    • CH - Switzerland
    • DE - Germany
    • DK - Denmark
    • ES - Spain
    • FI   - Finland
    • FR - France
    • IS  - Iceland
    • IT   - Italy
    • NA - North America
    • NL - Netherlands
    • NO - Norway
    • NZ - New Zealand
    • SE - Sweden
    • UK - United Kingdom

    Where to find cumulative update 13

    You can download cumulative update 13 from KB 2955943 – Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Build 36347).

    For a full list of all hotfixes included in the cumulative update, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages:

    CustomerSource:

    PartnerSource:

    More Information

    For more information about cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, see Announcement of new hotfix process for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog

    NAV Design Pattern of the Week - Temporary Dataset Report

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    After a short delay, here is the latest design pattern, brought to you by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Design Patterns team.

    Meet the Pattern

    This pattern generates the data to be displayed dynamically by combing/processing several data sources. It then displays the resulting dataset without writing to the database.

     

    Know the Pattern

     

    While writing reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we have the luxury of using a built-in iterator. So, once we define the dataitem and the ordering, the runtime takes care of the iteration.

     

    The iterator has one shortcoming: It can only run through records written into the database. There are situations, however, where we want to display temporary datasets created at runtime by processing data from different sources. That is where the Temporary Dataset Report pattern can be used.

     

    Use the Pattern

     

     This pattern takes a two-step approach to displaying the data:

     

    • Parse the data sources to create a record buffer in a temporary record variable.
    • Iterate through a data item of the Integer table and display one record from the temporary recordset in each iteration.

     

    Step 1: Combining data sources to create a dataset

     

    In this step, we would process the existing data to create a temporary recordset. The three most common techniques to do this are discussed in the following paragraphs.

     

    The first technique is mostly used when we want to build the report based on one or more source tables. A lot of processing is required, and we therefore want to store and display information from a temporary recordset. With this technique, we create a data item of the source record and then iterate through this data item to create the temporary recordset. An advantage of this technique is that it allows the user to perform additional filtering on the data source tables since they are added as additional data items and therefore will have their tabs on the request page by default.

     

     

    The second technique was made available with NAV 2013 when queries were introduced as a tool to help us combine data from different sources.

    Read the entire pattern on NAV Wiki...

     

    Best regards,

    Abhishek Ghosh from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Design Patterns team

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