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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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Step three – Journals & Entries

Now that we have Master Data, we can start recording transactions that are linked to the master data. We will implement this using an Example Journal and Example Entries. The Entries will be linked to both the Example Person and the Example Product table.

Creating your own Journal and Entry

When creating a Journal we need a set of Tables, Pages, Codeunits and Reports. There are quite a few Journals in Microsoft Dynamics NAV with different levels of complexity, but they all have the same basic structure.

Creating a brand new Journal is not easily documented step-by-step, and would cost a considerable page count in this book. For most architects, creating a new journal is not a frequent task. Even in the standard Dynamics NAV application, new journals are added only in every few big releases.

When creating a new Journal in Dynamics NAV there is a trick that you can use, but it requires basic knowledge of the syntax that is used for...