August 18, 2017
ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 153
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.
Adding a NAS to Dynamics NAV Version 5Yes, it’s true. We still do work on old versions of NAV. In some cases, extremely old versions. Read on… Chris M asks: Does anyone know if we can add an additional NAS to NAV Version 5? I'm not seeing how you would determine which NAS to assign jobs to in NAV 5. Kyle replies: I am working in 1.2 today, so I don't know anything about your fancy new NAV version. But seriously, I don't know if the concept of Job Queue Category exists in 5. Probably not. But what you can do is pass in the Job Queue parameter for each service, and then have Codeunit 1 decide where to route each connection. I don't know if it helps to have two separate job queues, but it does let you have two NAS services connect to the same database. So the short version is that you will probably have to customize to have two job queues running at the same time, stealing the basic logic from Job Queue Category. And, don’t forget licensing. You get one NAS for free, but any additional ones require a license. Chris retorts: Yea, we got the license quote, that's the easy part. Oh, and maybe someday you will get to see this new-fangled technology, but be patient, you might have to go through version 2, 3 and 4 first!!
Setting Up VAT for Mexican CompanyAlan shares, “I am trying to set up VAT for a Mexican company. In my understanding of the process, I found a field in the VAT Entry table (T-254) called "Internal Ref. No." I cannot figure out however, what triggers that to be populated during the G/L Posting routines. If anyone has any insight where the data comes from that populates this field, can you please tell me? I am hoping this is mapped to a field in the Vendor table so I can record purchase VAT Entries.” Matt offers, “Looks like it is only populated when running compression or running Report 88 (VAT - VIES Declaration Disk) which writes some sort of VAT File to disk. Maybe that will point you in the right direction.” Stay abreast of what is new in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community and at ArcherPoint by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Better Business, by completing the form in our Resource Center. And, if you are interested in NAV development, be sure to see our collection of NAV Development Blogs.
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