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Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Fifth Edition

By : Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker
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Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Fifth Edition

By: Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a full business solution suite, and a complete ERP solution that contains a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These tools provide greater control over financials and can simplify supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. This book will take you from an introduction to Dynamics NAV and its integrated development tools to being a productive developer in the Dynamics NAV Development Environment. You will find this book very useful if you want to evaluate the product's development capabilities or need to manage Dynamics NAV based projects. It will teach you about the NAV application structure, the C/SIDE development environment, the C/AL language paired with the improved editor, the construction and uses of each object type, and how it all fits together to build universal applications. With this new edition, you will be able to understand how to design and develop using Patterns and new features such as Extensions and Events.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

NAV process flow

Primary data, such as sales orders, purchase orders, production orders, and financial transactions, flow through the NAV system, as follows:

  • Initial Setup: This is where the Essential Master data, reference data, and control and setup data is entered. Most of this preparation is done when the system (or a new application) is prepared for production use.
  • Transaction Entry: Transactions are entered into Documents and then transferred as part of a Posting sequence into a Journal table, or data may be entered directly into a Journal table. Data is preliminarily validated as it is entered with master and auxiliary data tables being referenced as appropriate. Entry can be via manual keying, an automated transaction generation process, or an import function that brings in transaction data from another system.
  • Validate: This step provides for additional data validation processing of a set of one or more...