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  • Blog Post: Problems in transformation forms to pages using TransformationTools

    After Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 release more and more developers start 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: Troubleshooting multi-machine installations of NAV 2009

    The NAV 2009 documentation walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for installing NAV 2009 on 2 or 3 machines. However, we have found that some of the same configuration issues come up time after time after installation. When on calls with partners and customers, it seemed to me that this information...
  • 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: Strange errors come during change SourceExpr value in NAV report designer...

    Our colleague raised problem: why he receives strange error during report compile, after he changed SourceExpr value for some control in report designer in NAV 2009. Error message was: Error while validating RDL content: The Value expression for textbox “CompanyInfo” refers to the field ‘PricesInclVAT_YesNo...
  • Blog Post: Where is the zup file again?

    I keep forgetting where the CustomSettings.config, ClientUserSettings.Config etc files are. So I keep looking it up again in "Where is the zup file" . This time, I collected the location of these files in a NAV form so I don't have to look them up anymore. In addition to this you can edit the files from...
  • Blog Post: What do SPNs actually do - NAV 2009

    Three terms keep coming up when setting up NAV 2009 when NAV-server (middle tier) runs on a different machine than SQL Server: - Delegation / Impersonation - Kerberos - SPN Delegation / Impersonation is what it says it is. Kerberos is handled more or less automatically by Windows. But what do SPNs...
  • Blog Post: Setting up NAV 2009 on Three machines

    Setting up delegation and SPNs for NAV 2009 on three machines (when the NAV Server and SQL Server are on two seperate machines) is described in "Walkthrough: Installing the Three Tiers on Three Computers" . But in addition to this, also be aware of the following: The syntax of SPNs has changed...
  • 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: Labels in NAV2009 Report Design

    When adding fields to a report, the caption is typically added automatically or with a bit of drag and drop from the DataSet in VS Report Layout. But if you want to add additional labels, for example Report Name in the header, then there are a few more steps you must follow. Of course, you can just...
  • 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 when...
  • 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” walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics NAV 2009 and MS Office Integration, send-to Excel and Word

    This blog describes changes in office integration feature, send-to Excel and Word, when using RTC client in NAV 2009. Send-to menu option on RTC client is typically located in menu, under Actions - Send to option. Shortcuts for this functionality is added, but unlike version 5.0, only send -to Word...
  • Blog Post: Using variables and C/AL code in a report in NAV 2009

    This previous blog " NAV 2009 - The structure of reports in VS report designer " describes how to get data from your data items into the layout of a report in Visual Studio (VS) report designer. This time we look at how to control the iterations of a report with code, and showing variables rather than...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - The structure of reports in VS report designer

    One thing is to make a report look pretty. But before you can do that, you have to make it work first. This post is about how to get the data structure right when designing reports in VS report designer for the new client in NAV 2009. If you are completely new to the new environment, then take a look...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - Report Designer - Introduction to the new environment

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV has always had its own report designer. In NAV 2009 it still does, but in addition to this you can also use the Visual Studio (VS) report designer. NAV 2009 – both the classic and the new client – will still run reports designed in NAV’s report designer. So in way nothing has...
  • Blog Post: Tip 3: Using Exchange Public Folders and Outlook synchronization in Dynamics NAV 5.0, 5.0 SP1 and 2009

    Many people ask if it is possible to use Public Folders for data storage in regards to the redesigned Outlook Synchronization in releases after Dynamics NAV 4.0 taking into account that there are no conditions or filters set for the contacts entities. The answer is simple: yes, you can! There is one...
  • Blog Post: Tip 1: "The related item for the synchronized Outlook item is not found in the specified folders. The following values were expected"

    When working with the Outlook Synchronization using Dynamics NAV 5.0, Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 and Dynamics NAV 2009 (present release: CTP4) in an Exchange Server environment, the following very annoying error may show up in the Outlook Addin. The related item for the synchronized Outlook item is not found...
  • Blog Post: Tip 2: "Fixing language issues when trying to setup the Outlook Synchronization in Dynamics NAV 5.0, Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 and Dynamics NAV 2009"

    If you are working in a localized release of Dynamics NAV with the redesigned Outlook Synchronization, I bet that you were dealing with a language issue. Perhaps you forgot to set the Regional Options for the NAS user account, perhaps you did not follow the Localization Tips of the Installation &...
  • Blog Post: 3D charts. Chart Generator tool II

    One of the new features in NAV 2009 is the new chart (KPI) object, described in more details here: NAV 2009 - How to generate charts / KPIs   This post describes how to make 3D rotatable charts, and includes an update to the Chart Generator Tool which makes is simple to make your own 3D charts....
  • Blog Post: E-mail logging and The call to member Logon failed. Collaboration Data Objects returned following message: [Collaboration Data Objects - [MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED(80040111)]]

    In 90% of the E-mail logging errors I personally dealt with, the logon error is the most common error being filed by partner followed by The call to member Sender Failed. Collaboration Data Objects returned the following message: Collaboration Data Objects E_ACCESSDENIED(80070005). Both errors are annoying...
  • 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: An error has occurred during the synchronization process

    After configuring demo entities TASK and APP in NAV and after creating a ToDo of Phone Call and / or after creating a ToDo of Meeting, there is an error in the Outlook Add-in: An error has occurred during the synchronization process. You can find the error details in the log file. Please contact your...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Add-in does not show up in Dynamics NAV 5.0, Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 and Dynamics NAV 2009

    Sometimes it happens that after a reinstallation of the Outlook Add-in, the actual toolbar does not appear in Outlook. The toolbar can however be seen as a separate toolbar under View / Toolbars. The actual cause is that previous Outlook Add-ins were still active previous to the reinstallation. To...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - list of icons, and about Field Groups

    Just in case you haven't found the new blog Clausl already. It has two new good blogs about NAV 2009: New Drop Down window in Microsoft NAV 2009 using Fields Groups Action and Activity Button icons in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Lars Lohndorf-Larsen Microsoft Dynamics UK Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 - Feature-complete marketing-beta available on PartnerSource

    A pre-relase version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is now available on PartnerSource (login required) from this link: Marketing Beta for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 One of the main purposes of this release is to help partners building up readiness and familiarity with NAV 2009. The link above...
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