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  • Blog Post: NAV 2013 SOAP Web Services on a multilanguage environment

    The policy for SOAP Web Services in NAV 2013 states that they always run in EN-US culture. In NAV 2009 it was reported a buggy scenario that was solved in build 32558 and upcoming ones ( remember ) However after collecting some feedback a workaround was built for NAV 2009 ( remember 2) This...
  • Blog Post: WS on a multilanguage environment

    After collecting Partner's and Customer's feedback about the changes introduced on build 32558 regarding Web Services ( remember) , DEV team has decided to introduce a way of avoiding them if desired. In order to do so a new feature has been introduced on build 33137 (KB Article 2667345), this new...
  • 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: NAV install in "another" way

    Last time i published this article i received many claims as compliment too. Claims about "NAV doesn't work after this installation" and compliments about "this is very good for test or dev environment installation". So after one claim i removed article, and now added again (with minor modifications...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Diagnostic Tracing for Dynamics NAV Web Services

    Dynamics NAV Services (Web and RTC) are both WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) services and the tools used to troubleshoot WCF can be used to troubleshoot your NAV Services. The steps below can be used for both the NAV RTC and NAV Web service instances. A core feature of WCF is to allow trace logging...
  • Blog Post: Time zones usage in Microsoft Dynamics NAV web services

    In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 we have new feature named " Defining the Time Zone for Web Services ". You can read about it at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502505.aspx . The same feature exists in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 since build 31926 with KB 2443436. However we have few support...
  • Blog Post: Defining the Time Zone for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Services

    With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, you can configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to specify the time zone in which web services calls are run. You do this by configuring the WebServicesDefaultTimeZone setting in CustomSettings.config file, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server configuration file. ...
  • Blog Post: New How Do I Videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on MSDN

    Announcing the next installment of new videos on MSDN. http://msdn.microsoft.com/bb629407.aspx These videos target the developer audience for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The new offerings are: Multiple Web Service Instances in NAV 2009 Delegation with Three Tier Installation in NAV 2009...
  • Blog Post: Web services crash after first web service call

    If you are testing out NAV Web services and find that you cannot make any calls beyond your initial and then find that the NST is no longer running, please try the following: Compile the following: Type ID Name CU 6810 EP Request Handler...
  • Blog Post: Using XMLports With Web Services

    As a follow-up on my recent webcast (found HERE ), here is the general walkthrough of how to create an XMLport and use it for sending data to NAV. First, what we want to do is create our XMLport and make sure it has the elements and values that we want. For the root element, I have set maxOccurs...
  • Blog Post: Creating a web service manually, the importance of the name you give it, and a few small things to remember

    When you use the SC command line command to create a new NAV 2009 Service, how does the new service know whether it is a middle tier for RTC to connect to, or whether it is supposed to handle web service calls? In other words, what decides whether the new service will be "Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server...
  • Blog Post: Converting company names for NAV Web Services

    A few weeks ago I saw an up tick in the number of cases having problems accessing exposed web service. Some of the problem has been because the “CRONUS USA, Inc.” company name converts to an unfamiliar “CROUNS_USA_x002C__Inc”. This will be changing in NAV 2009 SP1 , but until that time it would be helpful...
  • Blog Post: How to set dynamically the Key and Sort Order for the pages using NAV 2009 Web Services feature

    The default methods exposed when a page is published are the so-called CRUD (Create, Read, Multiple and Delete) methods. All of those does not allow to set up previously a key for sorting order nor if the records have to be ascending or descending. In order to retrieve data in a particular sorting...
  • Blog Post: How to get a Dynamics NAV report with a Web Service

    1. Create a new codeunit. In this scenario we will call this codeunit "CUWebReport" with ID 50000 2. Navigate to "C/AL Globals" and create a function called "GenerateReport" 3. Select "Locals" 4. Select the "Return Value" tab 5. Set "Return Type"=Text and "Length"=100 6. With this...
  • Blog Post: GetCompaniesList error configuring Outlook Sync to use Web Services

    In NAV 2009, Outlook Synchronization includes the option to use the new Web Services functionality instead of using C/FRONT and NAS. This is great and demonstrates some of the functionality that Web Services has to offer. One issue that can arise when setting this up in a “3 machine” environment is...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Web Services on a three machine setup

    Much like the setup of the RTC/NAV Server connection in NAV 2009. NAV 2009 Web Services needs to have a SPN added to properly authentic the users accessing it. Consider the following scenario in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. You have just completed the “Installing the Three Tiers on Three Computers...
  • Blog Post: Using web services with Outlook Synchronization in a localized environment

    While using NAS with OSYNCH parameter in a Dynamics NAV 5.0 + partnersource update 25874 or Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1, we had to use the Localization Tips that were published on page 55 of the Setup and Installation Guide: When a localized version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is used, some actions are required...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - Sample C# project to consume a NAV web service

    This post is a step-by-step guide, how to make a very simple C# project (3 lines of code) to integrate to NAV 2009 via a web service. == Blog updated on 21/01 2009: Line added in the sample code below, to avoid error “Path property must be set before calling the Send method” when making an update...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - How to publish a web service

    This posts only describes how you can publish a web service in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (which is easy enough), and how you can see what you published. It does not describe how you can actually use this web service. Future posts will describe this. Please note that the features described here are only...
  • Blog Post: Using Web Services to Access Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0

    Introduction Dynamics NAV 2009 contains a new subsystem for dealing with Web Services. This feature has been well received by partners and customers alike. Partners have expressed interest in having web services available for earlier versions of Dynamics NAV. This feedback resulted in a technology...
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