In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you could move or copy all or part of the data in a database by using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV backup functionality. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, the support for the .fbk files was removed, but with Cumulative Update 8 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, we introduce Windows PowerShell cmdlets so you can export data from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database and import it into another Microsoft Dynamics NAV database. You can also export and import data in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
You can export and import a single company or all companies in a database, and you can export and import other types of data such as global data, application data, and application objects. As part of Cumulative Update 8, we include a whitepaper that provides examples of the types of data and how to export and import data using Windows PowerShell cmdlets as well as in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
When you export data from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database, the data is stored in a file with the extension .navdata, which is a new file format that is proprietary to Microsoft Dynamics NAV data. You cannot edit the .navdata files in other tools.
The data that you export is not deleted from the original database. So that means that you can use the functionality to essentially take a copy of your customer’s live data, leave them to continue working, while you import the data into an offline database back at your office for further debugging or other investigation. You can also use the .navdata files to move data to a new database, such as moving a company to a new database when you want to deprecate a database, for example.
To export or import data, in the Search box, enter Data File, and then choose the related link.
To export data, you specify the type of data that you want to export, and when you choose the OK button, you specify where you want to save the file.
To import data, you specify the .navdata file to import data from, but you can't import an application if the .navdata file contains an application. This is because you can't overwrite the application that is currently open in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. So the window has one less type of data that you can choose to import:
If you want to import an application into a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database, you must use the Import-NAVData Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
The following table describes the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Cumulative Update 8.
Exports data from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database. You can export company-specific data, and you can choose to include global data, application data, or application objects.
Imports data into a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database from a file. You can import all data in the file, or you can choose to include specific companies, global data, application data, or application objects.
You can only import an application into an empty database.
Gets information from a file that has been exported from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database.
The extracted information includes the types of data that the file contains and any company names.
The cmdlets take different parameter sets depending on how you connect to the database that you want to export data from or import data into. You can access the database through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance, or you can access the database directly as described in the following table.
Through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.
Use parameter sets that include –ServerInstance when the database that you want to access is mounted against a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance.
The user account for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance must have access to write to the location that is specified by the –FileName parameter.
Through a direct connection to the database.
Use parameter sets that include –DatabaseServer and –DatabaseName when the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance is stopped or not available. For example, if you want to import an updated application into a database, you stop the service so that users cannot access the database.
You must have access to write to the location that is specified by the –FileName parameter.
The following table describes the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are modified in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Cumulative Update 8.
Gets a list of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV companies in the specified tenant database or exported Microsoft Dynamics NAV data file.
The cmdlet has been updated to be able to get information from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV data file.
However, the Help for the Export-NAVData and Import-NAVData Windows PowerShell cmdlets does not show the correct syntax when you run a command such as the following:.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-Help Export-NAVData
Refer to the following syntax for the Export-NAVData cmdlet:
Refer to the following syntax for the Import-NAVData cmdlet:
You can find more information about this functionality, and the new or changed objects, in the following documents on the W1 version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 CU8 download media:
In subsequent cumulative updates, the documents will be available in the country-specific downloads as well.
Meet the Pattern
To mitigate usability problems with learnability or discoverability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV functionality, it is possible to embed instructions in the user interface (UI) in connection with the task that the user is performing. The goal is to explain how to use the product or feature without impairing the user’s productivity after user has learned how to use a feature.
Know the Pattern
Users must often go through a few days of training to learn how to use Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and even then, many users rely on super users to help them mitigate difficulties using Microsoft Dynamics NAV. In addition, because of low discoverability and learnability, many useful features are not being used at all.
Users’ expectations are changing. They expect the software to be usable out-of-the-box because this is the trend in software generally.
One of the cheapest and most effective methods to solve usability issues is to embed instructional messages in the product. From a user-experience point of view, this should be used as a last resort. UI should be self-explanatory, efficient, and simple to use. Accordingly, you should only implement this pattern if simplifying and improving a scenario is not possible or is too expensive.
In this connection, the most important requirement is not to impair productivity of the users. One of the biggest and most common UX mistakes that developers make is to “optimize for new users”. After the user has learned how to use the product, all the instruction texts and dialogs that we added to the UI will clutter the page and make information less visible. Instructional dialogs on routine tasks will become annoying. Therefore, we must make all instructions dismissible.
In the Mini App solution we have used following elements:
Use the Pattern
The following pattern applies to dismissible parts in the UI.
We have a table that stores the instructional code ID and the UserID, so that we can track which user has turned off which instruction. All the logic handling is done from a codeunit. It is the responsibility of the codeunit to show/hide dialogs if needed.
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Nikola Kukrika at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
Cumulative update 15 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:
You can download cumulative update 15 from KB 2971745 – Cumulative Update 15 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Build 36919).
For a full list of all hotfixes included in the cumulative update, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages:
For more information about cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, see Announcement of update rollups for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
Cumulative update 8 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:
Cumulative update 8 also introduces new functionality for exporting and importing companies and other data. You can export a company from a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database and import it into another database, and you can export and import other types of data such as global data, application data, and application objects.
In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you exported and imported this type of data as part of backing up and restoring databases. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 CU8, you can do this by using the Export-NAVData and Import-NAVData Windows PowerShell cmdlets. You can also import and export data in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
For more information, see the following documents on the W1 version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 CU8 download media:
Please note that there is very limited support for exporting and importing data in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or the Windows PowerShell cmdlets instead.
You can download cumulative update 8 from KB 2971746 – Cumulative Update 8 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (Build 36897).
For a full list of all hotfixes included in cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages:
For more information about cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, see Announcement of update rollups for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.
This week, the pattern is familiar to most C/AL developers, but if you are new to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, or if you need a refresher, here is the pattern behind journal templates, batches, and lines.
The role of a journal line is to temporarily hold transaction data until the transaction is posted. Before posting, the entries are in a draft state, which means that they are available for corrections and/or deletion. As soon as the entries are posted, they are converted to ledger entries.
Journal templates are used to specify the underlying journal structure and to provide the default information for the journal batches. Journal batches usually serve to group journal lines, such as lines created by two different users.
Journal templates and journal batches are used if there is a need to create and post one or more entries. They are implemented in multiple areas of the application, like Sales, Purchases, Cash Receipts, Payments, Fixed Assets1.
The journal templates are located on the Journal Template page. A Journal Template definition contains a series of attributes, such as:
The Journal Template table stores the relevant attributes that define the nature and behavior of the journal templates, for example:
Journal Template Table Field
Test Report ID
The journals offer the possibility of running test reports3. The role of a test report is to simulate the posting process. The verification criteria for the journal lines is ran, and the report can be displayed, all without doing the actual posting. This helps finding and correcting any errors that might exist in the data.
The name of the test report is the same with the name of the corresponding journal, plus the suffix " - Test". For example, the General Journal has the associated test report named General Journal - Test.
Posting Report ID
This report is printed when a user selects Post and Print4.
For some journals, more UI objects are required. For example, the General Journals have a special page for bank and cash.
Here you can enter a Trail Code for all the postings done through this Journal4.
Whenever you post lines from a recurring journal, new lines are automatically created with a posting date defined in the recurring date formula.
Each journal template defines a default value of those attributes. The values that are defined in a template will be inherited by the journal batches, which will be created from a journal template.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is released with a number of standard journal templates predefined in the Journal Templates page. More templates can be defined by the users.
Journal batches are created with the help of the journal templates.
A journal batch is typically used to make a distinction between collections of logically grouped journal lines. A typical design is to have a journal batch for each user who enters lines. The batches are used during the posting process, in order to post one or multiple lines at once.
Journal lines contain the actual business data (posting dates, account numbers, amounts) that will be posted as ledger entries.
During posting, only the information from the journal lines is needed. However, the information has been created with the help of the journal templates and grouped together using the journal batches.
Posting creates ledger entries from the temporary content that is stored in the journal lines. Ledger entries are not created directly. Instead, they are posted from journal lines.
There is a 1:n aggregation relationship between journal templates and journal batches, as well as between journal batches and journal lines. Deleting a template will cascade deletion of the related batches and lines. Deleting a batch will cascade into deletion of related lines.
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Bogdana Botez at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
This pattern shows a solution for integrating W1 features to pre-existing country features that use different tables to achieve similar functionality.
It sometimes happens that certain features are requested in a country/region that is supported by Microsoft, but they are not initially considered generic enough to be included in the W1 build. This is how local features, such as Subcontracting in Italy and India, were created or specific banking and payments functionality in Italy, France, Spain, and others.
Then, at some point in time, a decision is made to create a W1 feature that is closely related to the local functionality but uses a completely different set of tables, pages, etc. The developers now face the following problem: How to enable the newly-developed W1 feature into a country, such that the customers who are accustomed to their local structures can seamlessly continue working without completely (or immediately) switching to the W1 objects.
This was the issue that was tackled in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, in relation to the SEPA Credit Transfers functionality.
The generic Proxy pattern is "a class functioning as an interface to something else" (Wikipedia).
Figure 1. Proxy in UML
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV data model translation of the proxy pattern can be used as explained below.
In the diagram, RealSubject is the Microsoft Dynamics NAV data model. Variations in table structures, relationships, and numbers are particular to each country. The W1 model is the base for the localized data models. However, some countries have heavy localizations which cannot be directly processed by the W1 core objects.
The proxy is a codeunit that gathers data from wherever it is stored and transforms it to fit into a standard table, which is later used across all localizations.
The interface is the fixed form in which the data is presented to be consumed by the client.
The client can be an XML port that is fed from the common data interface. It can also be any other data processor (a codeunit fed to another table, etc.) or data display object (page or report).
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Bogdan Sturzoiu at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
Many of you that have installed Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 have for sure noticed that the quick filter behavior has been redesigned in this release and that is why, in this post, we will go through all the changes and the intention behind them.
So let’s start with a bit of history; the first version of the quick filter was released in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Windows client, where we replaced the filter window available in the development environment with a filter pane integrated on all Microsoft Dynamics NAV pages. Here the user both has the option of entering filter criteria as plain text and the ability of composing an advanced filter. If you would like to quickly search for a certain record, the recommended practice is to use the quick filter.
Let’s say, for example, that we want to find a contact in the contact list starting with “Man”. We can construct the filter by selecting the Name field and entering the text “man” in the search field.
Notice that all the contacts starting with “man” now appear in the results list. How is this working? Whatever we add to this filter will be internally translated to a string by adding ‘@’ in front and ‘*’ in the end. So our filter string ‘man’ becomes ‘@man*’ and the Windows client filters for any contact name that starts with “man” in upper or lower case.
The following table illustrates more Quick Filter search examples in Microsoft Dynamic NAV 2013.
All records that start with the string man and case insensitive.
All records that start with the string se and case insensitive.
Starts with Man and case sensitive
All records that start with the string Man
An exact string and case sensitive
All records that match man exactly
Ends with 1
All records that end with 1
Ends with and case insensitive
All records that end with man
Starts with and case insensitive
All records that start with man
As part of our development process we regularly perform usability studies and some of them showed the users instinctively thought of the quick filter as a search field and that is why we decided to modify the quick filter behavior to a “contains” rather than a “starts with”. So what does this mean?
Let’s construct the same filter in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. Notice that the search results list includes contact names which start with “Man” and even have “Man” in the middle of the name.
What has changed? The entered filter will be translated to a string by adding ‘@*’ in front and ‘*’ in the end. So our filter string ‘man’ becomes ‘@*man*’ and the Windows client filters for any contact name that contains “man” in upper or lower case.
To start with in the RTM version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 we have considered the simple user approach where the special characters in the filter criteria are ignored. However, in the Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, we have refined the user experience and now respect the entered filter criteria.
The following table illustrates the Quick Filter search examples for the Cumulative Update 13 and later for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
All records that contain the string man and case insensitive.
All records that contain the string se and case insensitive.
We encourage you to check out the Cumulative Update 13 and we hope that this blog demystifies some of the behavioral differences of the quick filter across Microsoft Dynamics NAV product versions.
It’s becoming less desirable to install any client side software and ease of deployment is becoming a key factor when choosing software. Modern software needs hybrid options and using deployment methods like ClickOnce, it looks likely to remain that way - for a while longer at least.
Equisys has now released an update to Zetadocs Express that includes the option of a Document FactBox installed on the server than runs Microsoft Dynamics NAV server to support the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. It is also automatically available to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, deployed remotely using ClickOnce, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows clients that are installed directly on the desktop. This cross-client support now gives partners the option of zero client-side software deployment to achieve simple document management across all Microsoft Dynamics NAV clients.
One of the main benefits of Zetadocs Express is the ability to drag and drop related documents which are stored in the electronic archive for viewing in context within Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, drag and drop to capture is very much a Windows invention for enhanced usability.
A Microsoft Dynamics Web client in a browser on a tablet makes that more complicated, especially when you want to drag and drop emails and attachments from Outlook to Microsoft Dynamics NAV records. That sort of action - between two separate programs - is just not possible yet in the web world, especially with most touch devices.
Consequently touch and choose was born as the way to add documents in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, which works just as well irrespective of the device you happen to be using.
If PC-based users using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client want the ability to capture emails using drag and drop from Outlook they can with an additional client-side install.
The Zetadocs Document FactBox detects whether the Zetadocs Client is installed locally on the desktop, and if so it automatically shows the additional drag and drop functionality and Outlook email integration.
Both add-ins happily coexist in the same Microsoft Dynamics NAV system - you just need to decide if the additional functionality is needed by the client and install Zetadocs Client on those desktops that need it.
Zetadocs Express is the foundation member of the Zetadocs for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV family of products available at no additional cost to users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 & Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 on a Business Ready Enhancement Plan, download it and try it with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Web client today!
Today’s pattern changes the paradigm of how we’ve done error processing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV earlier by providing less-intrusive, more user-productive error processing.
This pattern describes an optimized way to handle invalid, incomplete, or inconsistent data that users enter in journals.
Scenario: A user has entered data on a journal line and proceeds to invoke a processing action on it, such as posting or exporting to electronic payments. Microsoft Dynamics NAV validates the data before it is committed. If any validation errors are found, the user must be informed of validation errors in the most optimal way.
One design is that when an error is found, stop execution and prompt the user to correct the error. After correcting the error, the user restarts processing and is stopped again at the next error, and so on. Stopping and showing each error is time-consuming and frustrating for the user.
Another design is that processing does not stop when an error is found. Instead, all errors are gathered in a table and displayed all at once at the end of processing. This way, the processing is ideally invoked only once, reducing the time and effort spent by the user to expose and correct all data validation errors.
In both designs, the processing is not finalized if any errors are found (for example, exporting to electronic payments is not done, until the data error is resolved).
This document describes how to implement the second error-handling design: Showing all errors at the end.
The example below comes from the implementation of SEPA Credit Transfer.
After setting up SEPA-specific configurations, the user can start entering vendor payments that will later be exported to the payment file. (The setup depends on the country, but generally involves choosing number series for SEPA export files, choosing the export format, and enabling SEPA Credit Transfer.)
In the W1 solution (and most of the country-/region-specific versions), payment lines are created in the Payment Journal page, from where the user can invoke the Export Payments to File action, which will attempt to create a SEPA-compliant XML file containing the description of the journal payments that are to be made by the bank.
When the Export Payments to File function is invoked, Microsoft Dynamics NAV validates the journal line data. If the data must be completed or updated, then no file will be created and the user sees the following message:
To give a visual overview, the lines that need corrections are highlighted in red. The factbox is context-sensitive, meaning that it shows only the errors that relate to the currently selected line.
When the first payment journal line is selected, the FactBox show errors for the first line.
When the second payment journal line is selected, the FactBox shows errors for the second line.
In the following table, the Generic Object column contains the objects that you can use as a base for your implementation.
Sample W1 implementation of SEPA Credit Transfer*
This is the journal list page where the user invokes the processing action.
Action on Page
The processing action invoked by the user on the journal list page.
Export Payments to File
Errors Page List Part
A FactBox that displays any journal line validation errors.
To improve user experience, the developer can highlight the lines with errors in red and conveniently sort the lines with errors at the top.
Payment Journal Errors Part
Contains code that checks that the journal line contains correct, complete, and coherent data and that the line is ready for whatever process must be done next.
SEPA CT-Check Line
Executes the processing of the journal lines.
SEPA CT-Export File
Journal Error Text Table
Other related information can be added, such as document number of the original source document, if the current journal line originates from a document.
An extra improvement would be to add a drilldown or a link to the page where the user can fix the error. This would significantly simplify the scenario by excluding manual navigation and investigation by the user to find the page where the error can be fixed.
Payment Jnl. Export Error Text
* The W1 implementation of file export for SEPA Credit Transfer contains the generic SEPA functionality. However, due to differences in data models and user scenarios in various country implementations, the selected local versions contain adaptations of the generic functionality.
Find below a diagram describing the flow between the objects involved in the journal error processing.
Following the flow above, the code (in the SEPA Credit Transfer example) is as follows.
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On MSDN it is written that the Owner ID field became obsolete and should be removed from specific pages. This means that anyone can start up the Windows Client and configure a Role Center without any restrictions. Reasoning behind this is explained in this small blog posting among a new approach that does give a better handling of this.
The Owner ID was removed from the profile table during the multitenant work. The Profiles are in the application table and can’t have references to users which are in the tenants. The feature itself was not that well thought through. On all other records we have a last person saving wins.
The proposed workaround / solution is to use a permission set per profile and use record level security to restrict access to that particular profile ID.
To resolve the issue and get the old behavior back, you need to create a new Permission Set. E.g.:
TEST PROFILE Following details: Object Type Object ID Object Name R/I/M/D Security FIlter Table Data 2000000072 Profile Metadata Yes Profile: Profile ID=ACCOUNTING MANAGER
After logging on with a user in configuration mode that has two permission sets applied (BASIC and TEST PROFILE) with a profile called IT Manager, it is no longer possible to change the role center and make changes.
Marco Mels Microsoft Dynamics Netherlands
Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) EMEA
Cumulative update 7 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.
You can download cumulative update 7 from KB 2964528 – Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 (Build 36703 - our apologies for originally posting the wrong build number).
Cumulative update 14 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:
You can download cumulative update 14 from KB 2964546 – Cumulative Update 14 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Build 36605).
After a bit of a delay, here is the latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV design pattern, brought to you by the NAV Design Patterns team.
This pattern shows how the new query object type introduced in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 allows you to replace costly loops when inspecting data from two or more tables.
One of the core operations in a relational database is joining two or more tables. For example, you might need to extract all sales lines in the database together with information regarding the related sales header. This requires joining the Sales Header and Sales Line tables using Sales Header No. as the connecting field.
The join operation has traditionally been done in C/AL by record looping. When Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 introduced the query object, it allowed us to produce a data set that is the result of a join operation between two or more tables. This simplifies the problem of finding related records in two tables linked through a foreign key.
1. Two or more tables that contain records linked through a foreign key: Table 1, Table 2, Table n.
2. A query object Query X, that joins Table 1, Table 2, etc. based on the connecting key.
3. A processing codeunit that loops through the query records (or any other code-bearing object).
1. Run the query on the connected tables.
2. Loop through the records returned by the query.
3. Process the records.
The following diagram illustrates the elements of the pattern.
The Bank Acc. Reconciliation Line table (274) and the Bank Account Ledger Entry table (271) are connected through the Bank Account No. field. Identify the matching pairs of records based on having the same remaining amount and transaction date.
The classic C/AL approach is to:
1. Set the necessary filters on the left table, i.e. table 274.
2. Loop through the filtered records.
3. For each record in the filter, find the related records in the right table (table 271) and set the required filters on it.
4. For each pair of records from the left and right table, decide if they are a solution and if so, apply them to each other.
BankAccRecLine@1005 : Record 274;
BankAccLedgerEntry@1006 : Record 271;
BankAccEntrySetReconNo@1007 : Codeunit 375;
BankAccRecLine.SETRANGE(Type,BankAccRecLine.Type::"Bank Account Ledger Entry");
IF BankAccRecLine.FINDSET THEN
BankAccLedgerEntry.SETRANGE("Bank Account No.",BankAccRecLine."Bank Account No.");
BankAccLedgerEntry.SETRANGE("Statement Status",BankAccLedgerEntry."Statement Status"::Open);
IF BankAccLedgerEntry.FINDSET THEN
IF (BankAccRecLine.Difference = BankAccLedgerEntry."Remaining Amount") AND (BankAccRecLine."Transaction Date" = BankAccLedgerEntry."Posting Date") THEN BankAccEntrySetReconNo.ApplyEntries(BankAccRecLine,BankAccLedgerEntry, Relation::"One-to-One");
UNTIL BankAccLedgerEntry.NEXT = 0;
UNTIL BankAccRecLine.NEXT = 0;
The new query-based approach involves:
1. Define a query that returns the full filtered join of tables 271 and 274.
3. For each query record, decide if it represents a solution and then connect the two table records that formed it through an application.
BankRecMatchCandidates@1001 : Query 1252;
BankRecMatchCandidates.SETRANGE(Rec_Line_Bank_Account_No,BankAccReconciliation."Bank Account No.");
IF NOT BankRecMatchCandidates.OPEN THEN
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Bogdan Sturzoiu, at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
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.
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.
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:
You can download cumulative update 13 from KB 2955943 – Cumulative Update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Build 36347).
For more information about cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, see Announcement of new hotfix process for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.