Mark Brummel - Author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design

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Tip #49 | PowerShell, break long lines into readable code
Unlike other languages PowerShell does not allow you to just continue a command on a new line. You have to specifically tell it to do that by adding a “Backtick” character. This one: ` Example: Split-NAVApplicationObjectFile -Source “C:\Users\Mark Brummel\Documents\Export.txt” ` … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-5-5 13:48 by Marq
Tip #48 | Filtering and Sorting in Journals
Time for a functional tip. Did you know that in each Journal in Microsoft Dynamics NAV you can sort on a column, filter and then post only these lines in that particular order? Great hidden feature!
Posted: 2015-5-1 10:47 by Marq
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Tip #47 | Understanding PowerShell resultsets
Whether you like it or not, if you want to be a succesful Dynamics NAV developer in the future you have to understand PowerShell. So do I. Currently I am working on an integration project where we make an interface … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-4-23 13:14 by Marq
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Toronto Master Class Application Architecture & Design Patterns
On March 23 and 24, the first Master Class for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Application Architecture and Design Patterns was held in Toronto. Thirteen students attended. This what they had to say: “I think this should be a mandatory class… developers who have … Continue reading →
My 10th MVP Award, a decade with the Dynamics NAV Community
Last wednesday I was a happy man. Around 4:30 CET I got an email from Microsoft saying that I got awarded as MVP. And this was the 10th time I got that email. In those 10 years I had periods … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-4-5 11:16 by Marq
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Tip #45 | NAV2015 | Report Temporary Property
With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Microsoft introduced a great new property on the Report object: Temporary. This behaves the same as the SoureTableTemporary property on a page and basically eliminates the need of using integer dataitems and loops on reports. … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-3-24 21:18 by Marq
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Convergence 2015 US | Recap
It’s only wednesday afternoon, the event goes on for another day but it’s my last day at the event so time to wrap up and recap. Honestly I had forgotten how big this event was. Last Convergence I attended was … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-3-18 20:41 by Marq
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Vintage Dynamics NAV #1 | Functions
One of my key values is loyalty. I am very loyal to my customers and my customers are loyal to me. This means with a history of two decades in the product you run into your own old code every … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-3-6 12:52 by Marq
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Tip #44 | First time PowerShell, enable Scripts
This post is more a reminder for myself, each time I run into this when installing NAV on customers machines I have to search for the command. I love modern development, PowerShell, TFS, etc. But it does not make life … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-2-19 20:36 by Marq
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To Navigate or Not To Navigate
Seriously, I love the people at Microsoft working on our product, well, most of them. But, every now and then you can really see that the company is like a country and not everything works like it should. I am … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-2-15 12:28 by Marq
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We’re back to be found | Dynamics NAV Community
Oh my, I was almost ready to blog about it. We were completely lost! “What do you mean?”, I hear you say. Dynamics NAV is, as far as I know, the only product on the community website with a Wiki … Continue reading →
Tip #43 | Search
Every now and then it happens. I get the feeling I am the only one not knowing a trick. Off course I realise that is not the case so I share what I learn. MenuSuite and Search As you might … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-2-9 11:29 by Marq
Design Patterns YouTube Playlist | 30 Videos
With the recovery of a lost video at Microsoft, the Design Patterns YouTube PlayList has 30 Videos now. 23 of these videos are part of the How Do I series and co-sponsored by Microsoft. 7 videos are created by me. … Continue reading →
Tip #42 | SetCurrentKey on Flowfields
I’ve already posted a few times about the possibilty of doing SETCURRENTKEY on non key (indexed) fields and doing flowfields and CALCSUMS on non SumIndexFields. Another option that we have is to do a SETCURRENTKEY on a flowfield. For example: … Continue reading →
Tip #41 | Smart Page Address Formatting
Ok, enough about these Design Patterns. Time for a real tip you can start using in 3 minutes. We all know that pages use more real estate than classic forms and we are limmited to two columns. Putting two controls … Continue reading →
Posted: 2015-1-29 7:00 by Marq
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