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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 20 April 2018

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 188ArcherPoint's Developer Digest Weekly Blog

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 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.

Looking for an SMTP Server for Test Output?

Look no more! Bill W. shares that after years of struggling to find an SMTP server to send test output to, SMTP4-dev, the mail server for development is now available on GitHub. GitHub is home to over 20 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

Extending the Ship-To Code to the Sales Line

Michael H. asks, “Has anyone done a mod to extend the Ship-to Code to the Sales Line?”

Bill W. replies, “Yes, file: TAB37.txt ";Ship-to Code ;Code10 

If you add an exact string search for a field it narrows things down a little bit more.

If you see garbled characters just download the object - it opens fine in notepad. Still need to update the encoding on some of these objects.”

Opinions on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central

News and information about Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) has been coming in a steady stream from a variety of sources. Mark Brummel has written a series of intriguing blogs that we have been reading.

Here are several that may be of interest to our developer colleagues:

We look forward to more of Mark's blog. Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. We want to hear from you.

Add Upgrade Logic to D365 BC Extensions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 shares this video, explaining the three easy steps to add upgrade logic to an Extension for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

User Groups and Profiles

Amy asks for help with User Groups and Profiles. “I created a User Group called IT Group and assigned a Default Profile of IT MANAGER. I assigned myself to the User Group. My User Personalization, however, is set to BOOKKEEPER. When I login, my Profile is BOOKKEEPER. My expectation is that I would be logged in as IT MANAGER? What am I missing?”

The response is, “Amy, when you add a user member to the group, and that user does not have any Personalization, then it will create one with the default profile ID you have specified on the User Group. If you already have user personalization set up, then it will not modify that. So it will use whatever you have on the user personalization setup.”

Quip of the Day

Gwen B. shares: Am I the only person that correlates boarding an airplane with costing methods?

  • LIFO - Last in, first out.
  • Average - You’re not special, find your own seat.
  • Or my favorite, FILO - First in, last out.

Cindy: I will never board a plane the same again. I love this!

Tom H: Standard Costing - Everyone sits in the exact same seat.

Carrie: FISH - First in, still here.

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