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  • Blog Post: Upgrade Toolkit for Upgrading Data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

    The components needed to upgrade data directly from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 are now available for download. Download the upgrade toolkit from PartnerSource or from CustomerSource . In order to use the toolkit to upgrade data from Microsoft Dynamics 2009 R2...
  • Blog Post: Introducing…. Metadata version in NAV 2009 SP1/R2 hotfixes

    As a follow up to my previous post , we are happy to announce that, from build 32942, the hotfix releases will detect if objects need to be recompiled and prompt you to recompile accordingly. This will happen when importing incompatible fobs files or when applying new platform hotfixes. If you try...
  • Blog Post: More Training Titles Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

    Brand new training titles have been released and are available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource (account required). The trainings are available as downloads and as instructor-led training (ILT). Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Native Database to Microsoft SQL Server This training is designed...
  • Blog Post: Increased Deadlocking After Full Dynamics NAV Upgrade

    I was recently on-site at a large Dynamics NAV customer attempting to help them get through a number of significant performance issues they encountered on their two previous failed attempts to upgrade from NAV 3.70 to NAV 5.00 SP1. In summary, they had in excess of 100 concurrent users running relatively...
  • Blog Post: New Training Titles Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

    The following training titles have been released and are available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource (log-in required): What's New in Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2009 Service Pack 1 - Application: A one-day instructor-led training (ILT) course that provides students with the knowledge and skills...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Toolkit Quick Guides Revised for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

    The Upgrade Toolkit Quick Guides provide detailed roadmaps for moving your applications from earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. There are four Quick Guides: Upgrade Quick Guide 370_2009SP1.doc : For upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 3.7 to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Transformation Tool : FontBold on Controls

    FontBold property sets a value that indicates whether to display text in boldface. This property applies to form controls. In standard application this property is normally used to display accounts that are not posting accounts in boldface (form16 - Chart of Accounts). For a page field control, Style...
  • Blog Post: Transformation Tool under the Covers: Enable on Controls

    When coding for Forms it is a common pattern to enable (or disable) controls based on values elsewhere on the Form. For example, a design may require that the ‘SEND' button is disabled until all fields are filled in and contain valid data. In this post, I examine a simple Form and the Page output...
  • Blog Post: Doing upgrades to NAV 2009 SP1

    When doing an upgrade - even when not touching the database and application objects - to NAV 2009 SP1, remember to also compile all objects for the new version of executables. Compiling all objects must be done when doing an update from NAV2009 RTM (No SP) to SP1. The way objects get compiled for...
  • Blog Post: Run As Administrator if you are doing an upgrade from the same machine where SQL is hosted

    When doing an upgrade running Microsoft Dynamics NAV CSIDE client on the same machine as your SQL server, please run the CSIDE client with full administrator rights (Run as administrator). The reason why this is important is because, when connecting locally from a Vista/Windows 2008 server to SQL...
  • Blog Post: Problems in transformation forms to pages using TransformationTools

    After Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 released, more and more developers started using it and trying to adopt existing solutions for new 3tier environment. Most workload comes from trying to adopt current forms to new object - pages. Particularly transformation could be done by using TransformationTools...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2009

    Upgrade procedure to Dynamics NAV 2009 is not very different from upgrade procedures we had in previous versions, but some differences do apply, depending on what we want to achieve with the upgrade. First scenario is executables only upgrade, which is the same as traditional executables upgrade in...
  • Blog Post: Running an older databases in NAV 2009 runtime

    It's quite normal to upgrade the runtime (executables) to newer versions while leaving the database (application) as it is. This will enable the new runtime features such as Web Services. Recently we have seen a number of questions about whether you can upgrade older databases to NAV 2009. As such, NAV...
  • Blog Post: Beware the SQL Index property on NAV 5.0 SP1

    The discussion of the changes starting with Microsoft Dynamics NAV version 5 regarding the use of Dynamic cursors has already been addressed in the article titled "Cursor Types" on the SE Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_dynamics_nav_sustained_engineering/ However, we are seeing more and more...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading Application Objects - Tips

    Some partners use the Merge tool in the NAV Developer Toolkit to attempt to merge the FULL set of objects from the old and new versions. This is not necessary and often will cause more problems than it is worth. For the purpose of discussion, let's say that you are upgrading a database from version...
  • Blog Post: Error - Cannot create more than one clustered index on table

    This post describes one scenario in which this error occurs. There may be others. In the late 4.0 versions of the NAV executables, all tables in NAV had a clustered index created on SQL for the primary key (Index 0). However, the table objects in 4.0 versions did not have the Clustered property set...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - How to - Simple Form Transformation

    This post describes the simplest possible way to transform a form into a page in NAV 2009. Both Pages and Transformation is documented in more details elsewhere . Here, I just want to make the simples possible example, just to get a simple form transformed into a simple page. Prerequisites: You...
  • Blog Post: Release of Upgrade Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1

    I am pleased to announce the release of Upgrade toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1. This update is now available for the first countries and it’s ready for you to download from Partner Source. Login credentials are required. https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/downloads/releases/MicrosoftDynamicsNAV50SP1...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Toolkit for Dynamics NAV 5.0 Ready and Waiting for You

    It’s time to upgrade! The upgrade toolkit for NAV 5.0 is available on PartnerSource. The main goal of the upgrade tool itself is to convert your existing data with the old version table and field structure so it can function with the new table and field structure in the new version. It modifies the...
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