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.
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.