3D charts. Chart Generator tool II

One of the new features in NAV 2009 is the new chart (KPI) object, described in more details here: NAV 2009 – How to generate charts / KPIs This post describes how to make 3D rotatable charts, and includes an update to the Chart Generator Tool which makes is simple to make your own 3D…


Error – Cannot create more than one clustered index on table

This post describes one scenario in which this error occurs. There may be others. In the late 4.0 versions of the NAV executables, all tables in NAV had a clustered index created on SQL for the primary key (Index 0).However, the table objects in 4.0 versions did not have the Clustered property set on any…


RIM Tool on 5.0 SP1

Although the RIM tool was originally designed to assist in the setup of Master data; i.e. Customers, Vendors, Items, etc., the reality is that many are using the Data Migration tool to bring in journal lines to set up beginning balances and to bring over historical data from legacy applications. With the release of 5.0 SP1,…


E-mail logging and The call to member Logon failed. Collaboration Data Objects returned following message: [Collaboration Data Objects – [MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED(80040111)]]

In 90% of the E-mail logging errors I personally dealt with, the logon error is the most common error being filed by partner followed by The call to member Sender Failed. Collaboration Data Objects returned the following message: Collaboration Data Objects E_ACCESSDENIED(80070005). Both errors are annoying and a bit complicated to explain why this could…


Using web services with Outlook Synchronization in a localized environment

While using NAS with OSYNCH parameter in a Dynamics NAV 5.0 + partnersource update 25874 or Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1, we had to use the Localization Tips that were published on page 55 of the Setup and Installation Guide: When a localized version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is used, some actions are required to align…


An error has occurred during the synchronization process

After configuring demo entities TASK and APP in NAV and after creating a ToDo of Phone Call and / or after creating a ToDo of Meeting, there is an error in the Outlook Add-in:An error has occurred during the synchronization process. You can find the error details in the log file. Please contact your System…


Outlook Add-in does not show up in Dynamics NAV 5.0, Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 and Dynamics NAV 2009

Sometimes it happens that after a reinstallation of the Outlook Add-in, the actual toolbar does not appear in Outlook. The toolbar can however be seen as a separate toolbar under View / Toolbars. The actual cause is that previous Outlook Add-ins were still active previous to the reinstallation. To resolve the issue, do the following:1….


The asymmetric stream

Since NAV’s Stream introduction, there has been confusion about when to use READ and when to use READTEXT; when to use WRITE and when WRITEXT. As it is documented, InStream.READ  and OutStream.WRITE are meant to be in binary format, which means that Text strings will be ‘zero terminated’ when written, and a ‘zero terminated’ is…


Debugging in NAV 2009

UPDATE 25 August 2010! You cannot use the Express version of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to debug Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. However, a useful and free visual debugger with slightly limited functionality – DbgClr.exe – can be downloaded as part of the .NET Framework 2.0 SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fe6f2099-b7b4-4f47-a244-c96d69c35dec —  UPDATE 18 December 2009! The most up-to-date version of…