Let NAV Speak! (with .NET Interop and NAV 2009 R2)

In this blog is described a very simple usage of the .NET interoperability feature with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and can be considered an extension of my previous blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2010/07/09/let-nav-speak-with-a-simple-and-useful-client-add-in.aspx. It is intended just to familiarize you with this brand new feature proposed with the NAV 2009 R2 release. If you want to know more about… Read more

New VAT Registration Number in Switzerland

From 1.1.2011, Switzerland will enforce a new Tax Number called UID (Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer). Authorities will assign new tax numbers to all new tax persons instead of old 6-digit VAT Registration Number. Existing tax persons will be informed of their new tax number in the first semester of 2011. During the period from 2011 – 2013 both… Read more

Using XBRL to Submit Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement Electronically in Germany

We are already close to year end and this most of the time is the period with a lot of changes in law / tax. I would like to inform you that there is an upcoming legal requirement for Germany. The new law (in Germany) is about submitting the annual statements (like balance sheet and… Read more

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Ships!

This seems to be a good time of year for me to blog. When I do, I get to announce a new release of Dynamics NAV, and what could be more fun for someone in R & D? So I’m here again to tell you we shipped another version, this time Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2!… Read more

NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Send lists and cards to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

It’s easy to share Microsoft Dynamics NAV information with colleagues who do not have access to the application. You can export the information from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Word, Excel, or Outlook, and share the document. The information you export retains the formatting of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV document. From there, you can share the… Read more

Preventing the Winmail.dat when not using Outlook as the default mail client

This is one of those scenario’s that is very difficult to troubleshoot because many external components are involved or could be involved like Dynamics NAV, Outlook, an ISP’s mail server, an internal or hosted Exchange Server, different webmail clients, Outlook Express and of course third party mail clients. Partners, end customers and Microsoft do not… Read more

Manage Notes / My Notifications in RTC using a COM Stream Wrapper

With NAV 2009 it has been made available to the users a messaging system based on Notes / MyNotes page parts. Note records are stored as BLOBs inside table 2000000068 Record Link. It is known that you cannot handle Notes using normal C/AL code and, in particular, correctly stream in and out the content of… Read more

Creating new entities for the Outlook Synchronization solution results in empty synchronized entries

After setting up a new synchronization entity in Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 to synchronize a specific Dynamics NAV table to Microsoft Outlook, the result of the first synchronization is that empty records are being created. E.g.: The reason for this is that table 5304, field 15, contains a Read-Only Status field set to Read-Only in… Read more

NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Navigate between Pages

When you are in your Role Center, you can use navigation buttons, forward and back, to help you navigate between pages. The navigation buttons are at the top of your Role Center, in the left-hand corner. Next to them is the Address bar, which displays the location of the current page within the navigation hierarchy… Read more

Planning parameters vs. demand profile

Most of the times, when a question arise about why NAV suggest such a planning proposal, it arises the question on how planning parameters are determined by the given company. When we talk about planning parameters, we refer to: reorder point, reorder quantity and safety stock. The safety stock is the quantity a company would… Read more