As you might be aware of, the NAV client is not Unicode compliant. Usually this is not a big issue since NAV is orriginaly used in countries that do not require double byte characters and generaly NAV installations are single country, so one codepage is enough.
I will blog more about codepages in the furure but for now I want to focus on the option to activate multiple codepages.
When you start up the NAV client it checks if the codepage on your windows system matches the STX file. Also when you create a new database it will only let you pick a collation in your region.
To override this, you can go to the settings of the SQL database in File -> Database -> Alter.
If you uncheck the "validate codepage" flag the check is no longer performed.
Be carefull because if a codepage contains a character that is not supported in the other codepage, you might see rubbish.
As long as this is not a problem for your organisation than it is ok.
As from May 6th the registration for Directions USA is open.
Directions USA is a great event. Different from the EMEA version. The atmosphere is different and more open. My guess is that it's caused by the different way the partner channel in the USA works.
Early bird registration is for 695 US dollar. It ends June 30th.
There is a good chance you will meet me there. No babies scheduled for delivery this year and lots of friends to catch up with.
It is hosted in Austin, Texas from November 11th to 14th.
Please note: Directions is a partner only event.