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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 125Developer Dude

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff—is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Microsoft’s Vision for 2017

Conspicuous gives a rundown of Microsoft’s vision for 2017, which includes instant data visualization with Power BI and CRM, IoT (Internet of Things) for Agriculture, probabilistic programming, and autonomous AI.

Windows Server 2016 Compatible with many Versions of Dynamics NAV

Last October, Microsoft released the 2016 version of Windows Server, which offers new and exciting features. The Dynamics NAV team has been testing various versions of NAV with this latest server and has announced compatibility with Dynamics NAV versions 2013 through to 2017.

NAVIDE Error when Creating a Database from Powershell

Sowkarthika Rajendran shares this issue and solution:

Error:
Create-NAVDatabase : $NavIde was not correctly set. Please assign the path to finsql.exe to $NavIde ($NavIde = path).

At line:1 char:1

+ Create-NAVDatabase TESTDB

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Create-NAVDatabase

Solution:
Use -force option while importing module in Powershell and set $NavIde as shown below:

Import-Module "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\100\RoleTailored Client\NavModelTools.ps1" -force

$NavIde = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\100\RoleTailored Client\finsql.exe"

Job Queue Error Alerts in Dynamics NAV 2016

Karen Wingard asks “In NAV 2016, what are the options for alerting someone that the Job Queue had errors?”

Faithie Robertson responds, “There's nothing that will do this automatically (including work flow triggers...boo!). But I have developed an email notification for this in the past. The e-mail address would have to be added to the Job Queue Entry table, and set for the person (or persons) to notify. When a record is being added to Table 474 Job Queue Log Entry, and the Status field is equal to "Error", a function is called to send an email to the e-mail address on the Job Queue Entry. I believe that was all I did. SMTP setup, of course, but that's it.”

Leadership Lines

These days, few people expect to work for a single company throughout their career. But what about the expectation that companies will remain in one industry forever? Is that, too, becoming an artifact of the past? Read “The End of Conventional Industry Sectors” by Norbert Schwieters.

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