There is a day when every Navision consultant whished Navision supported Unicode. During an implementation I tough if it is so difficult by Microsoft to implement Unicode in Navision? The concept of dataports it’s a simple an easy way to integrate Navision with external applications. Now try to incorporate text files with a custom made Korean ERP, isn’t an easy task. How I wished for Unicode.
In a way to solve 5% the missing of Unicode in Navision, I created two tiny utilities. Download can be made from http://dynamicsuser.net/files/folders/nav_tools/entry84404.aspx
The first is a GUI application to convert text files between two code pages. This application it’s far from a master piece, but solved some issues to me. Most of the used of this utility can be replaced by Notepad.
The second utility is a COM object with the same purpose. It is normally executed before running a dataport. This object accepts 4 parameters:
- Code page of source file- Source file- Code page of destination file- Destination file
None of these utilities solves the problem of having and displaying in same company chartsets from 2 different code pages. I hope that in a near future that problem it’s solved. Probably Unicode is implemented in 6.0
I haven't yet looked at the tools, but thanks! I definitely have had times when they could have been of great use.
The bad news is that Navision have no plans in the future to support UNICODE.
The issue is well known. Not funny!
I'll take a look at your tools, but some guide lines in how to use them would be nice.
Just a few notes:
Register COM object:
- Since this COM object has made in .NET Framework 2.0 it's necessary to register using RegAsm.exe and not regsvr32
RegAsm.exe is located in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Automation object must of type COMEncodingConverter