All around NAV dev and test
My exploratory code compare had for sure at least one goal: I had to check the issue I did report ages ago on NAV 2009 R2. You recall?
Some spot checking on the tables listed in my post showed me the translation error made in R2 on the term No. Series has been reverted.
Thanx, MS, I am glad you did "listen".
Investigating the upgrade to NAV 2013 for one of our add-ons I started this morning an exploratory code compare of NAV 2009 R2 NL with NAV 2013 (beta) NL objects. Of course I first had to export all the NAV 2013 objects having one .txt file per object. And surely this struck my eyes the most:
3.911 objects (2013) against 5.721 (2009 R2)
Due to all the removed Forms (1.783) and Dataports (6!) and some more because of various feature changes (Dimensions!).
Altogether only a fifth of all objects were not touched:
566 objects have not changed
Surely some have been added likewise for Cost Accounting, Cash Flow and Assembly Management:
453 objects were created anew
So all the other objects have been changed one way or another (I'll address some of that in following posts):
2892 objects have been changed
This is for the NL version. However, this gives a good indication for w1 as NL localization is very restricted.
Or actually my question for now is: why aren't you using it?
With NAV 2009 SP1 MS has provided us with the testability features to enable automated tests creation. And I was wondering how many of aren't using it (or do) because of ... So therefor I setup this LinkedIn poll and am inviting you to give your input to it. Go out there and enter your choice.
On the verge of my three weeks vacation, even though the poll still has another 9 days to go, I am putting today's score down (23 respondents):
Worked with charts already in NAV 2009 RDLC reports? Tried to set the title of a chart? You might have and think: "so what?"
Have a look here. To help you (or actually myself ) I did put that red rectangle down. Nothing special?
Well, didn't it bother you that there is no expression button there? I had expected something like this (my mock up) and first thought: Am I missing the point here? I can feed any control with an expression and they have not provided me this possibility on the chart title?
Thus allowing me to set the chart title with an expression based on my dataset that then would include a field containing a caption value populated from NAV in the language applicable. But ... it's not possible. I only can hard code the title value in this dialog. Ouch, this hurts a developer's heart ...
... but no longer with NAV 2013. See the expression button?
Have you seen this one yet? Seems a simple, but great idea to start writing about the various message you can come across in NAV. Must admit: I am jealous I did not think of that myself. For sure there are many obvious messages, but indeed there is also a multitude of them because of which various user will be scratching the back of their heads trying to figure out what to do.
I first saw some post coming up in Spanish and thought "great, but not for me". But now translations in English are "flying in". And sure we will all have our own local things, language and functionality wise. That might become "sand in the wheels". But for now ... welcome to the Dynamics blog-o-sphere, it's a worthwhile addition to it. Keep them rolling!
BTW: to make translation of the post possible in its full extend, it's good that the message screen shot is accompanied with a copied and paste message text.