ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 126

ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 126

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff—is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Customer Statements in Dynamics NAV 2016

Are you upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2016? Jamie Jennings notes that if you are, you will want to visit the report selection setup in Sales Report Selection. You can now set a report for “Customer Statement” (not an option in NAV 2009). Once this is setup, you can then run the Customer Statement directly from the ribbon of a customer card.

When upgrading clients, this is almost always left blank during the merge and migration process, so be aware that you may need to add this to your script, or manually set it up afterwards.

Figure 1 – Edit Customer Statement Report in Dynamics NAV 2016

Selecting the Customer Statement Report in Dynamics NAV 2016
Figure 2 – Selecting the Customer Statement Report in Dynamics NAV 2016

Missing Dynamics NAV 2017 Developer Files

Saurav shares that with the initial release of NAV 2017, the developer help files (the .chm files) were missing. Microsoft has now released Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Classic Help. Download it using this link:

Performance Testing on Dynamics NAV 2017

In this December post from Freddy, he gives a rundown of what performance testing is, and exactly how to go about setting it up for NAV 2017. Have fun!


In his recent blog post, PowerShellGet & Waldo’s PowerShell Modules, Waldo explains what PowerShellGet is, why it is important, where to find the PowerShell Gallery (including his PowerShell modules), and walks you through how to use PowerShellGet.

Leadership Lines

In this Harvard Business Review article, Michael Schrage talks about the possibilities of when we consider Reimagining Processes as Platforms, instead of optimizing them.

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