Working with Custom Report Layouts in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or NAV

When we do Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or Dynamics NAV development, one of our goals is to minimize the work required during an upgrade. When it comes to report customizations, we can handle this by using a custom report layout instead of modifying an existing report. It’s easier to upgrade, and it’s not any harder… Continue reading Working with Custom Report Layouts in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or NAV

Faster Resolutions to your Dynamics NAV Support Requests

The Care and Feeding of Dynamics NAV Support Requests One of my primary job duties as a developer is to handle support requests when Dynamics NAV throws up unexpected errors. Sometimes these are minor issues, like when someone cannot raise a customer’s credit limit over ten million dollars. And sometimes, these are major issues, like… Continue reading Faster Resolutions to your Dynamics NAV Support Requests

LS Nav – Importing Image Files into the Retail Image Table

Hello again everyone! All of my obsessive Tomamaniacs may have noticed that this entry is on the retail blog instead of the normal ArcherPoint blog. Officially, I’ve joined the ArcherPoint Retail team to do development. In practice, that means that I deal with the retail customers and the specifics of LS Retail’s LS Nav product… Continue reading LS Nav – Importing Image Files into the Retail Image Table

Updating Document Page Headers from Lines with UpdatePropagation

The UpdatePropagation property is new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. I learned about it when I had a customer request to have a total amount on the header section of a Sales Order page that would update when a Sales Line was changed. In previous versions of NAV, this was a challenge, but the UpdatePropagation… Continue reading Updating Document Page Headers from Lines with UpdatePropagation

Microsoft Dynamics NAV: KeyRef and Working with Keys in RecordRef Variables

There are several variable types in Microsoft Dynamics NAV where you look at them and wonder, “What is this? How did it get here? When do I use it?” And you may never find the answers to that on your own, unless you find something or someone who explains it. One of these variable types… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics NAV: KeyRef and Working with Keys in RecordRef Variables

Automating Command Line Functions in NAV RTC to Transmit via FTP

I had a request the other day to help a customer create a purchase order export file, and then transmit the file to the vendor via FTP automatically. Back in the olden days of NAV (which I know about because I’m a grizzled veteran of NAV development, complete with gravelly voice), you’d use the SHELL… Continue reading Automating Command Line Functions in NAV RTC to Transmit via FTP

Signs and Portents From Within: Using the NAV System Indicator

If you’re working in a Microsoft Dynamics NAV environment with multiple companies or multiple NAV servers, it’s helpful to be able to quickly and easily tell which company or server you’re operating in. There’s a really easy to do this, and it uses the System Indicator fields in the Company Information table. If you pull… Continue reading Signs and Portents From Within: Using the NAV System Indicator