Blog Post List
  • NAV2013 Glance 15: Well ......

    ... that one has to wait for me to return! Ciao. CU on the internet in August or maybe even later in Antwerp in September.
    • 2012-7-14
  • NAV2013 Glance 14: Post Code functionality

    Hadn't read anything about this one, so I stumbled over it too during my exploratory code compare: changes made to the post code functionality. City field on table 23 (Vendor) Click on the next image to get a full view that's readable. See the newly added TableRelation ? And the "removed" OnLookup trigger? The extended ValidateCity "function call"? Post Code field on table 23 (Vendor) Click on the next image to get a full view that's readable. Modified TableRelation / "Removed…
    • 2012-7-10
  • NAV2013 Glance 13: More Fields That Have Been Stretched

    The other day my fellow MVP Vjekoslav Babic informed us that the length of G/L Account Name in NAV 2013 has been changed from from 30 characters to 50 characters to which he added: In NAV 2013, this change is not only about G/L Account – the length of all Name and Description fields in all master tables has been consistently set to 50. ... and let me add that this also applies to all fields that, directly or indirectly, refer to/make use of these fields. Detailed analysis of all Text…
    • 2012-7-9
  • NAV2013 Glance 12: GetUidOffset Just Left The Room

    WHAT? Didn't he wait for me and ask whether he could leave? This is hurting us truly. This morning I stumbled across this topic in the Developer and IT Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Beta) informing me (in my words) that GetUidOffset function in codeunit 1 has been replaced by the Start ID (UidOffset) option on the Alter Database window. This means that the UidOffset is now managed by setup instead of code. Which as such isn't a bad thing at all. In every customer database we can…
    • 2012-7-5
  • SQL Server 2008 Express #4: Management Studio

    Whether or not you think SQL Server Express is worthwhile as a production database server (see some discussion on my first post on SQL Server Express) it will get installed on one of your systems when you install NAV when there resides no "regular" SQL Server installation (yet) on it. A trivial case might be the installation of NAV 2013 Beta on a virtual machine as in my own case. Now one major drawback of a SQL Server Express installation is that it comes without SSMS (SQL Server Management…
    • 2012-7-5
  • FIELDERROR. FIELDERROR? Yes, FIELDERROR!

    On the first day of the Solution Development training I conducted last week, we discussed one of my favorite topics: posting routines. As with many in the past I armed my course students with highlighter pens in 5 different colors and let them attack the print outs of codeunits 211, 212 and 213. To structure and thus gain insight in these three basic posting codeunits. An easy and effective method, for which I owe credits to Jason Prickett , my former trainer at Navision Software US back in…
    • 2012-7-4
  • NAV2013 Glance 11: LookupFormID, DrillDownFormID, RunFormLink, RunFormView, RunFormLink, SubFormView, SubFormLink, CardFormID

    So what do all these properties have in common in the NAV 2013 context? LookupFormID DrillDownFormID RunFormLink RunFormView RunFormLink SubFormView SubFormLink CardFormID Well ... you might have seen or guessed. They no longer exist now that we fully move to pages. With this move all form related matters have been cleared out and are now replaced by page . So no longer LookupFormID , but LookupPageID . Hence the bulleted list has changed to (underlining is mine…
    • 2012-7-1