The new Item Categories feature replaced the Product Group feature in Dynamics NAV 2017

To help companies maintain an overview of their items and to help them sort and find items, it is useful to assign item attributes to items and to organize them in item categories. When customers inquire about an item, either in correspondence or through a web shop, they can then ask or search according to attributes, such as height and model…

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Database Conversion for a Dynamics NAV database stored in Azure

One of the nice new features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is the ability to place a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database in Azure SQL Database rather than the traditional method of storing it using an on-premises SQL Server instance. For more information, watch this video. So, what happens after you move your Dynamics NAV database to…

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Upgrade Considerations for Document Approvals

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, the legacy Document Approval feature has been replaced and improved by the new Workflow feature. Each Approval Template record is now a dedicated workflow that operates on either a specific sales or purchase document. The concept of approval user hierarchies is maintained, but we are also introducing workflow user groups…

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Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Quite a few people have asked that we excavate the guidance for how to upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 directly to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. We provided this guidance in the blog post for Cumulative Update 1, but as time progresses, this becomes harder to remember and to find. So here you go:…

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Importing objects in a multi tenancy environment

The following posting is based on a support request where a partner wanted specific instructions what the process should be when trying to import a FOB file in a true multi tenant environment. If you simply import the FOB file, the following message box will first pop up to you: This box is new in…

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How to get back the ‘hotfix directories’ from NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1

Since Cumultive Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, we have not provided the socalled ‘hotfix directories’ in the hotfix download, but we know that some people have a need for these folders. So in November 2014, we published this blog post with guidance for how to use a Windows PowerShell script that gives you the same…


Merging Application Objects using Windows PowerShell in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution is time consuming. You have to identify which changes you have to make, you have to upgrade the application objects and the application code, and you might have to move the existing data around so that it fits the new database schema. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Cumulative…

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