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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By : Marije Brummel
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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)

Interfacing technologies

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, there are a wide range of methods to interface. Each method is useful for certain types of interfacing and less useful for other types. We will discuss all available methods in the C/SIDE development platform.


Flat files and XML files are both supported by Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Flat files have been available since the introduction of the product in 1995 using data ports for the classic clients.

XML support was introduced in Version 3.60 as an extra option for data ports. Version 4.0 introduced the XMLPort object that replaced the data port for importing and exporting XML files.

Currently in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, XMLPort objects are used both for XML and flat files. Additionally, C/AL has a FILE object that can be used to access files directly without using XMLPort objects.

Automation control

The implementation for Microsoft COM and ActiveX in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is referred to as automation control...