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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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Creating the NAV web service

The scope of our application is to read NAV sales orders and create new ones by invoking the NAV business logic. In order to do that, we need to publish the NAV Sales Order page as web service and use it.

Let's learn how to create a NAV web service by performing the following steps: 

  1. Open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RoleTailored Client and go to the Web Services page.

  2. Create a new record with these parameters:

    • Object Type: Page

    • Object ID: 42 (Sales Order page)

    • Service Name: SalesOrder (a friendly name for our web service)

    • Published: TRUE

    The results are shown in the following screenshot:

  3. When published, NAV immediately gives you the service URL (SOAP and OData). You can test if the web service is correctly working by accessing it directly via the browser (using, for example, the SOAP URL):

  4. If the browser prompts you to insert credentials for the service, access it by using a correctly configured user in NAV.

  5. Remember that in order to access the published web services...