Import Symbols in New or Upgrade Databases with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

What does upgrading databases have in common with creating new databases in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018? They do not contain symbols. More precisely, when upgrading a database from an older version to Dynamics NAV 2018, or creating a new database for the same version, it does not have any symbols automatically created or imported. If…

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Generate Symbols in a Modern Development environment with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

With the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 in the first week of December 2017, the new and Modern development environment experience becomes more and more used by developers; side by side with the C/SIDE development environment. Working with a standard CRONUS database is pretty easy, while every developer would like to give it…

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RDLC Export to Excel: Some hints

When you build RDLC reports in Dynamics NAV, you can choose between 5 different output types, also known as rendering extensions: Preview (HTML-like, Soft Page-Break) Print (Hard Page-Break) PDF (Hard Page-Break) Word (Soft Page-Break) Excel (Soft Page-Break) Each rendering extension is independent and generated by its own engine, also known as the renderer. In the…

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NAV Development Preview – November Update

  Welcome to yet another update for the Developer Preview, we’re now introducing the November update. As usual, we’ve fixed a lot of issues reported by you, for more information view the list of fixed issues, In addition to that we’re announcing the following changes as you can see listed below. To jump directly to an updated image…

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Working with Mediaset References in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Mediaset is a new data type introduced with Dynamics NAV 2017. Read the documentation here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/mediaset-data-type. When working with the Mediaset data type you might want to copy its content from one table to another table but not the same reference. If the same reference is copied through an assignment statement, any action is and will…

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QR Code with Microsoft Dynamics NAV App

An interesting extension of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Phone app has to do with the ability to retrieve pictures using the device camera, where available. This feature is duly described in MSDN: How to: Implement the Camera in C/AL If you would like, then, to scan QR codes and Data Matrix in order to have…

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NAV Development Tools Preview – April Update

Welcome to the April update for the Developer Preview. Again this month we’ve been working on a lot of exciting stuff. Check out the list of what’s new below. – Query and XmlPort objects have been added to the compiler. – This update contains a conversion tool that allows you to take existing Dynamics NAV…

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NAV Development Tools Preview – March Update

Welcome to the March update for the Developer Preview. We continue to fix bugs reported by you on our GitHub issues list (https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/issues) and made other improvements. To get an updated image you can see the original blog post or jump to the Azure Gallery signup at http://aka.ms/navdeveloperpreview. You can see a list of what’s new below….

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NAV Development Tools Preview – February Update

Welcome to the February update for the Developer Preview. As in the last two updates, we’ve fixed bugs reported by you on our GitHub issues list (https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/issues) and made other improvements.  You can see a list of what’s new below. – Finishing your design work in the client now offers two options on saving, allowing you…

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How to implement a Copy Loop in Word report layouts

We in the EMEA Customer Support and Services team receive from time to time a request to implement the Copy Loop feature as it has been for RDLC and/or Classic Client reports. Basically, implementing a copy loop means giving the user the capability to choose one or more copies of a specific document to be…

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