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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Creating the consumer application

Let's learn how to create the consumer application by performing the following steps:

  1. In order to create the application that will use our published NAV web service, open Visual Studio, create a new project, and in the New Project window select the Console Application project type:

  2. Give a desired name to your solution (for example, ConsoleApplicationNAV) and click OK.

  3. Visual Studio creates the template for the solution project. You can see it in the Solution Explorer window in the right pane:

  4. Here, the Program.cs file contains the core of the console application (Main) while App.config is the application configuration file, an XML file that contains specific settings for the application.

  5. Now we have to add a reference to our NAV web service in order to use it. To do this, right-click on your solution file and choose Add | Service Reference… as shown in the following screenshot:

  6. Here you can add a reference to one or more Windows Communication Foundation...