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.