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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 144Developer 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.

Windows Switch to Git Nearly Complete

In the ARS Technica blog, they share the amazing story of the Microsoft Windows team’s migration to Git, stating an astounding 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day. You can read more from Peter Bright regarding the decision by Microsoft to move to open source Git in February by clicking the above link. The numbers are impressive, but read on until the end, as Bright shares why he thinks we may see collaboration between Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in the future.

Brian Harry’s blog has more to say about Windows being live on Git, and our own Bill Warnke recommends following Brian’s blog. He also shares that he believes the GVFS (or Git Virtual File System) this relies on will be beneficial to us. According to Bill, “If we go Git (it has taken over the world already, hasn’t it?) a single repo would be hundreds of thousands of files. While certainly not approaching 270 GB I have 200,000 files locally accounting for 4.5 GB of space just from selective portions of our release branch. Doing a pull on the whole thing would not be fun.”

Custom Column for Reports Not Showing

Gwen C. requests help, noting that a client who runs NAV 2015 has custom reports that are run when Print is clicked for sales orders, quotes, and posted invoices. A new column was added for these reports. The column shows on all reports in test and for all reports except the posted sales invoices in production. Gwen explains, “I have made sure the report is the same in production but I cannot get it to display the column. Has anyone seen this before or have any ideas on what might be going on here?”

Kyle responds, “Try compiling the reports in production. If that doesn't work, restart the NST off-hours. Users could be getting a cached (translation: old) version of the report objects.”

Is anyone else having this issue? Please respond in the comments section if you have additional ideas or a proven resolution.

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