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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By : Marije Brummel
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

This book is a focused tutorial on Microsoft Dynamics NAV application development to help you develop complete applications and not just application outlines. This hands-on guide starts off by introducing the supply chain that you will be using throughout the book. You will then implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and learn to set it up and customize it for various industries. You will learn how to customize Dynamics NAV to suit the different aspects of a business such as financial management, relationship management, production, jobs, trade, storage, logistics, and so on. The book will take you through these Microsoft-designed application features and show you how to customize and extend them safely. Therefore, by the end of this book, you will be able to create a structure of your own in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Interface types

When discussing an interface, we usually start with the technology, but before that, some other basic questions need answering, such as the following:

  • Does it need to import, export, or both?
  • Is it started manually or automatically?
  • Is the interface timer or event driven?

Let's discuss these questions.

Import and export

The first question is whether the interface should only export data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV or whether it would also import data to the system that then needs to be processed.

When importing and exporting, the data process can be started manually by an end user using data pulling or data pushing. The interface can also be event- (real time) or timer-driven (asynchronous).


When an interface is manual, the first application has an export process and another application has an import process. The end user first manually starts the export process and then manually starts the import process in another...