ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 176

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 176

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.

Dynamics NAV 2017 Security, Customer and Vendor Updates

Gwen Brit shares:

Here’s a little heads-up related to security and functionality. In version NAV 2017 (and only NAV 2017) there is a piece of code that updates the Customer or Vendor address on their Card if the address fields are blank and you enter an address on their Sales or Purchase headers, respectively.

In other words, if you create a Customer Card and intentionally leave the address blank, then create a Sales Order and fill in the address information on the Sales Header, without prompting, NAV will update the Customer Card with the address from the Sales Header. If the order creator does not have permission to modify the Customer Card, they will receive a permissions error.

Here’s the code from the Purchase Header Table (38), the OnModify trigger:


LOCAL UpdateVendorAddress()
IF Vendor.GET(“Buy-from Vendor No.”) THEN
IF NOT Vendor.HasAddress THEN

IF “Pay-to Vendor No.” <> “Buy-from Vendor No.” THEN
IF Vendor.GET(“Pay-to Vendor No.”) THEN
IF NOT Vendor.HasAddress THEN

Therefore, if the Vendor does not have an address, it tries to update it with what was put in the Purchase Invoice, even if nothing is there. It is important to note that this feature was removed in Dynamics NAV 2018.

Statical Prism

Statical Prism is an easy-to-use productivity tool that offers benefits for just about anyone using Dynamics NAV. Dynamics NAV consultants, developers, QA consultants, supporters, and architects, download Statical Prism today.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Changes in Service Tier

In Saurav Dhyani’s recent blog, he compares the changes in the Dynamics NAV service tier between NAV 2017 and NAV 2018 and details the changes on each tab within the service tier: General, dDtabase, ODATA, Azure Active Directory, Task Scheduler. He also gives a rundown of what’s in the new Development tab.

Dynamics NAV SQL Server Support Matrix

Kyle notes that Microsoft released their support matrix for SQL Server 2017 versus versions of NAV. Kyle explains, “I upgrade my local server from 2016 to 2017 without any issues at all, running against five different builds of NAV. The summary is that 2015 through 2018 are supported.”

Dynamics NAV 2016 and NAV 2017 CRM Online Connection Failures

This applies only to these two versions of Dynamics NAV. You may need to apply this hotfix due to the security protocol for CRM Online services being updated to TLS 1.2.

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