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Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns

By : Marije Brummel
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Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a complete ERP system, which also contains a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These include an object designer for each of the seven application object types, a business application-oriented programming language with .NET interface capability, a compiler, a debugger, and programming testing language support. Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns will guide you through the NAV way of solving problems. This book will first introduce you to patterns and the software architecture of the NAV and then help you to build an example application. Then, it walks you through the details of architectural patterns, design patterns, and implementation patterns. This book will also talk about anti-patterns and handling legacy code. Finally, it teaches you to build solutions using patterns. Proven patterns and best practices will help you create better solutions that are easy to maintain in larger teams across several locations. It will guide you through combining abstract patterns using easy-to-understand examples and will help you decide which patterns to use in which scenarios.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
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Address Integration Pattern

Just as Number Series, implementing addresses is typical when working with ERP applications. Microsoft Dynamics NAV follows a number of steps when using the addresses.

Addresses in Microsoft Dynamics NAV are not fully normalized. Each implementation creates a new set of predefined fields in a table, and copies the values. This has some advantages such as simplicity and filtering. The downside is that addresses use a lot of space in the record sets.

This video, available at, explains the Address Integration Pattern.

Technical description

Implementing addresses in Microsoft Dynamics NAV requires a set of fields to be implemented, values to be inherited, and the definition of a formatting function in the FormatAddress Codeunit.


When using Addresses in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the following fields are typically implemented: