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Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Fifth Edition

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

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)

Other interfaces

Some NAV systems must communicate with other software or even with hardware. Sometimes, that communication is Inside-Out (that is, initiated by NAV) and sometimes, it is Outside-In (that is, initiated by the outside connection). It's not unusual for system-to-system communications to be a two-way street, a meeting of peers. To supply, receive, or exchange information with other systems (hardware or software), we will need at least a basic understanding of the interface tools that are part of NAV.

Because of NAV's unique data structures and the critical business logic embedded therein, it is very risky for an external system to access NAV data directly via SQL Server without using C/AL-based routines as an intermediary.

NAV has a number of methods of interfacing with the world outside its database. We will review those very briefly here. To learn more about these, we should begin by reviewing...