Today, I got the message that the Help source files for NAV 2009 SP1 have been released to partnersource. And this for different languages. Here are the direct links (it's obvious you need access to partnersource):
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 Source
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Source
SP1 EN-AU (137.6 MB)
EN-AU (110.1 MB)
SP1 DE-AT (138.6 MB)
SP1 EN-CA (131.2 MB)
EN-CA (107.2 MB)
SP1 FR-CA (132.4 MB)
FR-CA (91.3 MB)
SP1 DA-DK (126.8 MB)
DA-DK (101 MB)
SP1 FR-FR (132.4 MB)
FR-FR (107.1 MB)
SP1 DE-DE (139.0 MB)
DE-DE (113.6 MB)
SP1 EN-IN (156.9 MB)
SP1 EN-IE (129.8 MB)
SP1 IT-IT (130.0 MB)
IT-IT (106.6 MB)
SP1 ES-MX (134.7 MB)
ES-MX (107.5 MB)
SP1 NL-NL (131.5 MB)
NL-NL (106.4 MB)
SP1 EN-NZ (137.1 MB)
EN-NZ (111.8 MB)
SP1 ES-ES (137.6 MB)
ES-ES (111.5 MB)
SP1 FR-CH (147.0 MB)
SP1 DE-CH (173.3 MB)
SP1 IT-IT (130.0 MB)
The Help uses the Italy source files.
SP1 EN-GB (129.8 MB)
EN-GB (105.3 MB)
SP1 EN-US (131.4 MB)
EN-US (107.1 MB)
W1 (Core Help)
SP1 EN-W1 (95.9 MB)
W1 (86.6 MB)
FINALLY we've got an official date. FINALLY!
This news is hot from the needle (like they say in dutch)… only a few minutes old … .
On the 1st of Januari 2010, NAV 2009 will be released in Belgium (and probably the other Group 2 countries).
May be we can call the Belgian version NAV 2010? .
Now that the final release of NAV 2009 SP1 is available, I thought it was time to make a new version of "Waldo's List" (remember Schindler? ). When I was updating it, I noticed that there were already two updates available to the version ... [:/].
I also re-arranged the links of NAV 2009 a little bit, as an attempt to make it somewhat better "readable".
Decimal seperator on the numerical keyboard does not work
In the RTC it is not possible to filter on the "Blank" option in a Option typed field
Error message when you active the option MaintainSQLIndex or MaintainSIFTIndex in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: "Cannot drop the index 'CRONUS International Ltd_$Cust_ Ledger Entry.$6'"
The xRec and Rec variables unexpectedly contain the same values in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Error message when you click "Post and Print" in the Bank Account Reconciliation dialog box to print a reconciliation in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: "The Bank Acc. Reconciliation does not exist"
NAV 2009 SP1
This link for Customers.
Translation of Report to DBCS fails with RDL included in report Objects
Fast forward-only cursor causing performance problem with build 29512 and later
Some interesting version-specific links:
Executives & Sales
Developers & Consultants
C/Front hangs while generating a lot of temp files
Selecting printer tray doesn't work
Locking error when printing a report with code in a form
Local variable in debugger
NAV Shows unexpected results when filtering, and may crash
Certain jobs can run slower after upgrading the client
NAV can crash in certain situations: E.g. error 1247 in module 19. No official KB URL available yet. though.
Cumulative Platform Update Rollup
NAV crashes when you try to open some forms
Error sending a document from Commerce Gateway to a server with BizTalk
Restore backup: Company Name 'xx' does not exist
All SIFT views of a table are rebuilt when changing the table
Changes in Production Schedule are not saved - Native only
XMLPort.EXPORT cannot handle DBCS Characters.
Permissions too restrictive when calculating flowfields with security filters (recordlevel security)
RunModal error screen when deleting record links in certain
Save report to html can save the wrong space characters.
Lookup list in report request forms do not open.
XML Ports do not import data that comes after a white space
Client crashes when using a global FieldRef variable
Error message when you restore a customer database on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Native backup to the Native option for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 Client: "Internal Error 1355 in Module 19"
The XML port returns an additional error message when you execute an XMLPort import in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Service Pack 1: "The XML Parser setup fails"
The xRec and Rec are the same and the change log does not detect any changes when a record is changed from a sub form in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
You require a new platform feature to provide the functionality to limit the general visibility for users in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Sp1
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV client crashes when you lose the connection to Microsoft SQL Server in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Service Pack 1
Some temporary files are not deleted as expected when the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 application service stops
Menu items or menu groups that are sent to shortcuts disappear from the original menu in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
The card form does not show the detailed information for the record in a list form in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
Slow performance when you apply a filter to a form that is based on a large table in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Service Pack 1
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV client crashes when you reopen a company that contains certain customizations in Microsoft Dynamic NAV 5.0 Service Pack 1
Error when opening 4.x db in 5.x: "You do not have permission to modify the [Tablename] Table"
All object info is unexpectedly updated after upgrade db to 5.0 (SQL Server)
Error when renaming record: "you cannot rename a record because the new value is ''"
C/FRONT API stops responding when creating connection
"Two fields below must be the same type " or "No. xxxx is not defined in the contact profile answer table"
Locks are not released as expected
Crash when processing messages from MSMQ
Slow performance when running reports after client upgrade 4 to 5
several issues when you set a filter in a list form
NAV displays an incorrect character when using a DBCS character in a field
The XML port adds unwanted characters when you export data in a double-byte character set (DBCS) environment in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
The characters that indicate an empty HTML cells are incorrect displayed as " " in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
You experience slow performance when you restore some companies into a Microsoft SQL Server database in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 becomes unresponsive when you perform a search process in a list-type form
Error message when you perform the Copylinks function by using a recordref-type variable in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0: "Type conversion is not possible because one of the operators contains an invalid type. Record := Recordref"
The xRec and Rec are the same and the change log does not detect any changes when a record is changed from a sub form in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0Error message when you change the properties of a key in the Cust. Ledger Entry table (21) in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0: "3701,"42S02",[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot drop the index 'CRONUS International Ltd_$Cust_ Ledger Entry.$6'"
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 client crashes if you receive an error message when you try to close a form
Some printers are not displayed in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 client crashes when you use the Error function in the OnCloseForm trigger
included in 4.0SP3!*
Update 2 – NODBC
F4 Delete function behaves inconsistently when pressing CTRL+A to select all records
NAV crashes when saving an object with large amount of text constants
NAS stops responding to events when a lock timeout occurs
NAV ignores specified printer tray selection when printing a file from second page or later
Slow performance when browsing a list in a form
Dynamics NAV client stops respoding when NAV calcs a SIFT
Error message when you open a company in NAV 4.0: "Property exceeds the buffer size"
Several issues when filtering an list form
NAV crashes on citrix if captions contain an ampersand
Inconsistent behavior when you search for the "RecordRef" data type records in different Windows operating systems and Microsoft Dynamics NAV versions
Error when printing a report: 'FORM NAME' cannot close because the system is currently working
Error when lock time-out occurs: "Function sequence error"
The characters that indicates an empty HTML cells are incorrect displayed as " " in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Memory is not released when you open a new company in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0
Error message when you open a table in the Design mode in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0: "Error 2 in module 5"
The BLOB data type cannot be performed on the RecordRefs object in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0
Update 4 – NODBC
Update 2 – NODBC
Error message when you paste selected records from a form to a table that has the property "PasteIsValid=No" in Microsoft Navision: "You are not allowed to paste in this table"
You are prompted to convert the database every time that you open a database in a client installation of Microsoft Navision 4.0 Service Pack 1
Other interesting links:
I don't know if you know. Probably you do, but may be you don't. And if you do, may be there is something new that you didn't of don't know of yet. You'll only know if you read it all… .
What an intro … .
I already mentioned it in one (or two) of my previous posts: it's possible to save filters now. At least ... that's how I describe it. Microsoft catalogues it under "user defined views". This is a really neat feature, which users will use a lot .. believe me.
How does it work?
Very simple. Nothing to it. First thing to know .. It only works in the role center! But that's good. If you have created a role center in a decent way, you'll see that you'll have your 'views' that you want.Let's take the customer list as an example. I would like to have a "shortcut" to my British customers. Just click customers and filter the list:
Then, click the Customers-button just above the Filter Pane. There, you'll see the new "Save View As…" option:
I named my view "GB Customers" and saved it in the "Home" Navigation Pane button.
Note: you can create your own Navigation Pane buttons and save your views there as well.
This is the result:
For the techies amongst us … where is it saved?
Well, thanks to the fact there are a number of ways to store stuff like this (PersonalizationStore, ClientSettings, User Metadata, Profile Metadata, …), I was not sure, so I just started a SQL Profiler. The result was: the User Metadata. This was the resulting query:
UPDATE "NAV2009_SP1"."dbo"."User Metadata" WITH (REPEATABLEREAD) SET "Page Metadata Delta"=@P1 WHERE ("User SID"=@P2 AND "Page ID"=@P3 AND "Personalization ID"=@P4) AND ("timestamp"<=@P5)
As you will see in the table, the "delta" is saved as blob … probably unreadable. For the really-deep-dive-guru's amongst us … please feel free to explore how it's saved in there… .
Now, why do I mention this? Well .. you'll see in one of my next posts… .
How on earth can I get rid of that view?
This is a funny one. Since CTP1 (the earliest built where I could get my hands on), I thought this was a bug. I could not find the place (note: in CTP releases, there is NO documentation whatsoever - in my defense ) where to delete my custom view, and I was convinced that they would solve it in the release.
Now, I must say, I was just searching in a complete wrong direction. In the release, I couldn't find it either. Until I found it in a (I have to admit) not too bad place for it. Just click "Customize Navigation Pane" (right mouse click on the Navigation Pane):
There you can find your view and delete it:
Simple and good stuff, ain't it?
Today, I got the official message that the promising and famous Microsoft Dynamics Mobile solution has been discontinued.
This is the official message:
Today Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV have strong mobility solutions in the market developed by various partners. Tools like Visual Studio as well as the current Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV tool sets (primarily Web Services and integration with the .NET framework) help enable you and other partners to develop compelling mobile applications.
Due to the broad availability of partner-developed mobile solutions built on these or similar technologies, we have made a strategic decision to discontinue the current development of Microsoft Dynamics Mobile. No future updates to the solution will be provided and consequently, from 31 August 2010 onwards, it will no longer be possible to purchase Microsoft Dynamics Mobile.
We believe that the most effective mobile solutions will be those that meet specific business and industry needs and can be constantly developed to keep up with changing market conditions.
Your close contact to the market and unique area of expertise allows you to tailor mobile solutions to the specific needs of your customers. With partner-built mobile solutions, businesses can benefit from the core functionality in Microsoft Dynamics, enhanced by the mobile expertise of local partners.
I know, it's actually old news, because this has been known for months. But as of today … it's official - there is no way back. Dynamics Mobile is dead … and will only exists in its current form.
For us personally, we were not using any of this, because we have our own Integration product, but I can imagine that some of you did … and spent a great deal of money in learning about the mobile framework.