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  • Blog Post: Uploading large files from the Web client

    If like me you’ve been tinkering with your Lumia 1020 smartphone and snapping some high-resolution photos over the holidays, you may be wondering whether Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 can handle such large photo sizes on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Let's say you want to capture photos...
  • Blog Post: How to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services on the same server

    Sometimes we need to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services connected to different SQL databases but running on the same server. Let us say few developers are working on different databases and want to see how RTC works with their customizations. Or maybe we want to compare how different RTC versions...
  • Blog Post: Manually restoring the NAV 2013 Demo Database

    With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, there are some new procedures for restoring the demo database manually. I have outlined the necessary steps below. 1) From within the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, restore the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 demo database from the installation...
  • Blog Post: Crash Dump Creation

    Actually, NAV should never crash, but sometimes there are circumstances that cause a crash of one of the NAV processes or services. For the user and the administrator, it is usually not clear why a component crashes. Most of the time the application event log does not show enough information to determine...
  • Blog Post: Managing network files in RTC

    In Dynamics NAV 2009 in RTC client if you are accessing files located on network machines, these files can be accessed when each service is running on single machine, when SQL and NST are on same machine (2 tier) or each service is running on separate machine (3 tier). However when accessing such...
  • Blog Post: Few tips about filters usage in latest Dynamics NAV RTC builds

    I want to describe few tips about filters usage in Dynamics NAV RTC. This can be useful for users who worked with classic client and came to RTC. In Dynamics NAV Classic Client we can construct filters in filters window using following operators: .. Range & And | Or < Less than...
  • Blog Post: Object Metadata update flow in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

    My colleague Lars described in BLOG post “ About Object Metadata, and why I can’t see object changed in RTC ” and explained how to troubleshoot metadata update problems. With current post I’m trying to overview whole process and make it more clearly for all. So we have few...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics KB Articles Now Publicly Available Online

    Hi everyone! Have you used a Knowledge Base (KB) article to help you answer a question? Check out this list of the KB articles that are most viewed for Microsoft Dynamics NAV: 978857 Incorrect VAT entries are generated when you post a credit memo to apply an invoice that contains unrealized VAT in...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Gateway with Isolated Hosts and Biztalk 2010

    The following error may be encountered processing an XML document in the receive pipeline when using Commerce Gateway with Biztalk 2010 and Visual Studio 2010: There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines.XMLReceive, Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines, Version...
  • Blog Post: How to change thousands/decimals separators in RDL reports

    In "old good classic" NAV we have feature (and property) named AutoFormatType. Together with property AutoFormatExpr we can set decimal to any format we need. This could be done in the way: we describe new AutoFormatType in the codeunit 1 in function "AutoFormatTranslate(AutoFormatType : Integer;AutoFormatExpr...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Disable Personalization

    Sometimes, you want to make sure that your personalizations and customizations are not changed by a user. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV R2, and builds of Microsoft Dynamics NAV SP1 31671 and higher, you can specify a new startup parameter setting that allows you to control this: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Personalize the Departments Menu

    Did you know you can remove the Departments menu from the navigation pane? You may want to do this as you customize the RoleTailored experience for yourself or your customers. The ease of doing this has been improved beginning with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 and also applies to Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Send lists and cards to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

    It's easy to share Microsoft Dynamics NAV information with colleagues who do not have access to the application. You can export the information from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Word, Excel, or Outlook, and share the document. The information you export retains the formatting of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Navigate between Pages

    When you are in your Role Center, you can use navigation buttons, forward and back, to help you navigate between pages. The navigation buttons are at the top of your Role Center, in the left-hand corner. Next to them is the Address bar , which displays the location of the current page within the navigation...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Link documents and URLs to task pages

    You can use links on your task pages to guide users to additional information. The links can be the URL addresses of web sites or links to documents on a computer. In the following example, you can see how to add a link to a customer card task page. The link is then viewable both from the customer...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Promote Fields from a FastTab

    You can expand and collapse FastTabs on a page. When a FastTab is collapsed, not all fields in the FastTab are displayed in the header of the FastTab. You can customize any FastTab so that the most important fields are shown on the header when the FastTab is collapsed. This will provide you with a summary...
  • Blog Post: Grouping in RoleTailored Client Reports

    When moving to the RoleTailored client some people have experienced difficulties with grouping in RDLC reports in cases where the requirements are just a bit more complex than a basic grouping functionality. I must admit that at the first glance it does not seem simple, but after a little research...
  • Blog Post: Test Automation Series 2 - Creation Functions

    With the introduction of the NAV test features in NAV 2009 SP1 it has become easier to develop automated test suites for NAV applications. An important part of an automated test is the setup of the test fixture. In terms of software testing, the fixture includes everything that is necessary to exercise...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Create Notifications from Task Pages

    You can create notifications from task pages such as customer cards or sales orders. You can use notifications as reminders, or as a way to send information to other NAV users in your company. A notification is displayed on the recipient's Role Center. By clicking the notification, the recipeint opens...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Save Filtered Lists

    When you work with lists, you often need to filter them and work with a subset, like customers from Germany or items in Blue location. After you create filters on a list, you can save the filtered list. This is especially useful if you have several filter parameters and you don't want to create the filters...
  • Blog Post: Some tips about creating "Tree view" in List pages

    In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 in new Role Tailored Client we have new feature – we can show lists in “tree view”. We can expand/collapse nodes and make lists more interesting and more visual. However this new feature isn’t documented very well and every developer needs to...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Customize your Action Pane

    You can make many customizations to the RoleTailored client Action Pane: You can create your own grouping of key tasks. You can add the actions and tasks you use most to your pages. You can combine those tasks in groups. And, you can change the size of icons so that the most important ones pop out! ...
  • Blog Post: Test Automation Series 1 - Test Data

    This post discusses the use of test data when developing automated tests based on the testability features that were released with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. The practices outlined here have been applied during the development of the tests included in the Application Test Toolset for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Customize the Navigation Pane

    You can add and delete buttons and lists in the Navigation Pane. 1. In the top right corner of the Role Center, click Customize button. 2. Click Customize Navigation Pane . 3. In the Customize Navigation Pane window, click New to create a new button . 4. Type a name for the new button...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Change the default filter in fields that take input

    In fields that take input, such as Sell-to-Customer No., Location Code, or Address, as you start entering characters, a drop-down list shows possible field values that match the characters you have typed. Typcally, Microsoft Dynamics NAV sets the default filter to the number value in number fields such...
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