ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 252

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 252

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.

MSDW Highlights 5 Features in the Fall 2019 D365BC Release

Hannes Holst shares five highlights of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central upcoming release this fall. They are:

  1. Base Application delivered as AL applications
  2. Multiple Production Environments
  3. Modern Clients
  4. Performance Optimizations
  5. Various configuration and management improvements

Check out the article for more details.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Break On Error Message

KC shares this error she is getting from Microsoft Dynamics NAV:

Figure 1 – Break On Error Message from Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Bill W offers: “In CU419, there are function to do the file handling. You’ll have to look through and find the ones you need, but the process would be as follows: 

  1. Create a temp file on the nav service tier (this will be in a location the service tier can write to).
  2. Write to that file.
  3. Use a function to download the file from the service tier to the client. I think they have a function to download and then prompt to where it’s saved.  

I’ll see if I can find some examples….” 

KC replies: “Thank you, Bill, for the info. Turns out that codeunit 419 did not like the file name that was being passed into it and would not create the file on the server. That is why I could not access it. It had not been created.” 

Bill acknowledges: “Ah, I’ve used the CreateServerTempFile function, so it generates the name and puts it into a writable location on the service tier. When it comes back to the client, I deal with the rename.” 

NAV and Business Central Docker Images Moved

Freddy provides an update in his post, dated July 14, 2019: NAV and Business Central Docker Images Moved to Microsoft Container Registry.

If you’ve been using public NAV or BC Docker images, you need to be aware that they have been published to Docker hub on microsoft/dynamics-nav and microsoft/bcsandbox. See Freddy’s post for more details.

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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