Modeless Notification Messages in Older Versions of Dynamics NAV

As we all know, it’s easy to display an informational message to the user with the C/AL keyword MESSAGE. But, how many of you have encountered clients with MESSAGEs built up over time, where the user had to click through five MESSAGEs when entering a sales line, for example?  MESSAGEs are cluttered, intrusive, invasive, modal… Continue reading Modeless Notification Messages in Older Versions of Dynamics NAV

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Dynamics NAV How To: BLOB Fields and GUIDs as Primary Clustered Key

Security — Sensitive Data Encapsulation Early this year the Microsoft Dynamics NAV blog published an article entitled, “Design Pattern: Security – Sensitive Data Encapsulation.” Table 1261 Service Password is used as an example in the article.  However, what really caught my eye (and ultimately led to this article) was the use of GUID as the… Continue reading Dynamics NAV How To: BLOB Fields and GUIDs as Primary Clustered Key

How to Embed a YouTube Video in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Help

Aren’t learning videos great? They provide step-by-step instructions using the mouse and keyboard to teach end users how to accomplish difficult tasks. Wouldn’t it also be great if you could create our own YouTube videos and embed them in the web pages provided in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 help engine? Well, you can! The… Continue reading How to Embed a YouTube Video in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Help

Making Upgrades Easier in NAV 2016: Using the Event Subscriber

Formerly codenamed “Corfu,” Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 – or version number 9.00—has just been released. There are many exciting new features, but my first blog focuses on the Event Subscriber functions, because they can help make upgrading to NAV 2016 easier. What are Event Subscriber functions? From the NAV Help documentation: Event subscribers determine what… Continue reading Making Upgrades Easier in NAV 2016: Using the Event Subscriber

Timers, Single Instance Codeunits, and NAS ServiceTier on NAV 2013

There has been a time or two in the past (on older Microsoft Dynamics NAV versions and the old Navision Application Server) when I needed an automated process that would execute faster than the minimum one minute duration afforded to me by the Job Queue. For such cases, I would use a single instance codeunit… Continue reading Timers, Single Instance Codeunits, and NAS ServiceTier on NAV 2013