Using Web Services to Manage the Dynamics NAV Management Portal Programmatically

In this blog post, we will explain how to access and work with the Dynamics NAV Management Portal via web services. The Dynamics NAV Management Portal has a full set of web services that will allow you to create applications, versions, services, tenants, backups (and much more!) programmatically. We will provide you with some basics…

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Culture Settings on NAV Web Services

We live in a world of global interaction, and this is reflected in the software that we use at work and at home. As expected this culture differences brings also more complexity and one more extra care for our development side. For instance, a Germany company that is now expanding its business to USA do…

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NAV 2013 SOAP Web Services on a multilanguage environment

The policy for SOAP Web Services in NAV 2013 states that they always run in EN-US culture. In NAV 2009 it was reported a buggy scenario that was solved in build 32558 and upcoming ones (remember) However after collecting some feedback a workaround was built for NAV 2009 (remember 2) This workaround was temporary as product team did…


WS on a multilanguage environment

After collecting Partner’s and Customer’s feedback about the changes introduced on build 32558 regarding Web Services (remember), DEV team has decided to introduce a way of avoiding them if desired.  In order to do so a new feature has been introduced on build 33137 (KB Article 2667345), this new feature allows you to add a…


Object Metadata update flow in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

My colleague Lars described in BLOG post “About Object Metadata, and why I can’t see object changed in RTC” and explained how to troubleshoot metadata update problems.With current post I’m trying to overview whole process and make it more clearly for all. So we have few moments I want to clarify in beginning (something like…

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NAV install in "another" way

Last time i published this article i received many claims as compliment too. Claims about “NAV doesn’t work after this installation” and compliments about “this is very good for test or dev environment installation”. So after one claim i removed article, and now added again (with minor modifications), but now mentioning in the begin: this article purpose…

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Enabling Diagnostic Tracing for Dynamics NAV Web Services

Dynamics NAV Services (Web and RTC) are both WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) services and the tools used to troubleshoot WCF can be used to troubleshoot your NAV Services. The steps below can be used for both the NAV RTC and NAV Web service instances. A core feature of WCF is to allow trace logging to diagnose any…

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Time zones usage in Microsoft Dynamics NAV web services

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 we have new feature named “Defining the Time Zone for Web Services“. You can read about it at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502505.aspx . The same feature exists in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 since build 31926 with KB 2443436.  However we have few support requests when NAV developers or users don’t know…

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Defining the Time Zone for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Services

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, you can configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to specify the time zone in which web services calls are run. You do this by configuring the WebServicesDefaultTimeZone setting in CustomSettings.config file, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server configuration file. The following table describes the possible values for the WebServicesDefaultTimeZone setting. Value…

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New How Do I Videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on MSDN

Announcing the next installment of new videos on MSDN. http://msdn.microsoft.com/bb629407.aspx These videos target the developer audience for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The new offerings are: Multiple Web Service Instances in NAV 2009 Delegation with Three Tier Installation in NAV 2009 More videos are in the works and will target both the platform and the application,…

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