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  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Restoring a SQL Server backup

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". You can back up your Microsoft Dynamics NAV database either from a NAV client or from SQL Server Management Studio. To restore a backup made from SQL Server, follow these steps: 1) Open SQL Server Management...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Creating users in NAV on SQL

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". Before you can set up a user in Microsoft Dynamics NAV on SQL Server, you must create the user on SQL Server first. If you try to create a user which does not exist on SQL Server, you will get this error message...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - How to attach a database to SQL Server

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". If you receive a SQL Server database file (.MDF), then you must attach this to your SQL Server before you can access it. This is how to do that: 1) Copy the Database file (.MDF), for example “Demo Database...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - How to create a new NAV database for restoring a NAV backup

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". This post describes the steps needed to create a new NAV database from a NAV backup (.fbk) file. All the steps are done from a NAV client: 1) Start a NAV client (finsql.exe), then go to File -> Database...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Enable trace flag 4616 on SQL Server

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". The newest versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV require trace flag 4616 to be enabled on SQL Server. If not, then you will get this error message when you try to connect: === The trace flag 4616 is not...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Creating Extended Stored Procedure / xp_ndo.dll

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". Microsoft Dynamics NAV requires two extended stored procedures from xp_ndo.dll to exist on SQL Server if Windows logins are used. If these extended stored procedures do not exist, you will get this error...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Installing SQL Server 2005 / 2008

    This post is part of " Overview of NAV-specific SQL features for application consultants ". It describes the simplest way to get SQL Server installed in a test environment. It only mentions the changes to the default installation options that you need to make to get SQL Server running for NAV. Needless...
  • Blog Post: Basic SQL - Overview of NAV specific SQL features for application consultants

    As the title says, this post is not really for NAV developers, but for application consultants who don't use SQL Server every day but still need to know enough about SQL Server to at least get a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database to run on it. The challenge is, that even a basic SQL course or book will...
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