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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By : Stefano Demiliani
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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By: Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the real world often requires you to integrate the ERP with external applications or solve complex architectural tasks in order to have a final successful project. This book will show you how to extend a Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation to the enterprise world in a practical way. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV architecture and then moves on to advanced topics related to implementing real-world solutions based on NAV and external applications. You will learn how an enterprise distributed architecture with NAV at the core can be implemented. Through a series of real-world cases on every topic and every industry (sales, retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and so on), you’ll see step by step how to efficiently solve a technical problem. These common problems encountered in a NAV implementation will be solved using the entire technology stack that Microsoft offers. By the end of the book, you will have the knowledge to efficiently solve certain scenarios, you will know which is the best solution architecture to propose to a customer and how to implement it.
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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV web service protocols

From NAV objects, you can publish two types of web service:

  • SOAP web services

  • OData web services

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is an XML-based, platform-independent, and language-independent messaging protocol for exchanging information via the Internet. SOAP enables client applications to easily connect to remote services and invoke remote methods.

The most common type of messaging pattern in SOAP is the Remote Procedure Call (RPC), where one network node (the client) sends a request message to another node (the server), and the server sends a response message back to the client.

Open Data Protocol (OData) is a web protocol that is designed for querying tabular data. The protocol enables the creation and consumption of Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs using normal HTTP messages.

The OData standard is good for web service applications that require a uniform, flexible, general purpose interface for exposing Create, Retrieve, Update...