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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)

Standard application interfaces

We discussed all the available interface technologies for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Let's have a look at how this has been implemented in the standard product.

In this book, we will not explore each interface in depth since that would almost require another book. We will just briefly discuss where to find all technologies we discussed in the standard application and indicate where a white paper or website can be found.

An example of flat file is Exporting Contacts. Microsoft Dynamics NAV allows us to export our contacts using an XMLPort.

The XMLPort for this functionality has number (5050) and uses the Format Variable Text. Other options are Xml and Fixed Text, as shown in the following screenshot:


XMLPorts have a node structure like pages. The XMLPort starts with integer table as the first data type followed by the Contact table fields.