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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 4 January 2019

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 225ArcherPoint'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.

Intelligent Edge for Microsoft ERP Products

Saurav shares this blog from Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud Insights, highlighting “NAV 2018 to business central on cloud. The Intelligent Cloud functionality for Dynamics NAV 2018 is scheduled for release on, or before, the Spring ’19 release.”

Jon says: “Cool. This implies that NAV 2018 and Business Central have the same table schema. Either that, or Microsoft has written some fancy replication code.”

Saurav replies: “I think they will make sure before release that NAV 2018 will have the same schema as Business Central on premises. This will happen with upcoming cumulative updates.” He adds, “No more fancy code, please.”

MSDW Blog Roundup

MSDynamicsWorld blog roundup from November highlights a plethora of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV, and Power BI articles, including symbols not loading, like test codeunits in Business Central extensions, editing Power BI reports in Business Central, and blocked HTTP calls in Business Central Sandbox. Check it out!

Ready to Go Online Learning for Developers, Architects, and Engineers of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

If you are looking for a resource to get you started on your learning path to become a technical expert in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, bookmark the Ready to Go online learning from Microsoft.

Issue Using the Print to Excel Function

Suresh looks for help with an issue: “When we use the Print to Excel function from the page, it is not exporting all the available fields from the page. It exports only those fields that are from the source table. Any ideas/suggestions how to solve this? For example, on page 10010, the Status and OnHold fields are not exported.”

Saurav suggests: “This happens when the field is not a table field in the page. Change the Source Expression to a variable name created in the page. Assign the value in the variable and then assign that to source expression.”

Suresh replies: “Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, that is not true, because I have customized a salesline page and was using the same source expression on that page, where a couple of users can export, and few others cannot. I am also able to export all the fields from the 10010 page on my local copy.”

Gwen asks for clarification: “Do they have different versions of Excel?”

Suresh adds: “No, they have the same version.”

Suresh resolves his own issue: “I just found the reason I’m having this issue is because the Dynamics NAV Excel add-on was enabled. Once I disabled it, all the columns exported as expected.”

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