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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)

Web services

Web services are an industry standard software interface that allows software applications to interoperate using standard interface specifications along with standard communications services and protocols. When NAV publishes some web services, those functions can be accessed and utilized by properly programmed software residing anywhere on the Web. This software does not need to be directly compatible with C/SIDE or even .NET, it just needs to obey web services conventions and have security access to the NAV Web Services.

Some benefits of NAV Web Services are as follows:

  • Very simple to publish, that is, to expose a web service to a consuming program outside of NAV
  • Provides managed access to NAV data while respecting and enforcing NAV rules, logic, and design that already exists
  • Uses Windows Authentication and respects NAV data constraints
  • Supports SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
  • Supports both the SOAP interface...