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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 1 March 2019

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 230ArcherPoint'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.

Dynamics NAV and Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 was released last October, and since then the Dynamics team has been testing compatibility with various versions of Dynamics NAV. It was recently announced that Windows Server 2019 has been tested and is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

Test Tool for Business Central – The Fix is In

Freddy Kristiansen (@freddydk) posted on twitter that a few fixes for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central test tool have been checked in and he is working on how to distribute it. The fixes include:

  • Multi language Support
  • Invoke from VS Code
  • Fix timeout issue when using Azure VMs
  • Support Self signed cert.
  • Fix interaction timeout issue

Visual Studio Code Update for January 2019

VSC saw an update in January, update 1.31.1, which corrects these issues, with some of the key issues fixed being:

  • No reload on extension install
  • Tree UI improvements
  • Main menu updates
  • Multiline Problems output
  • Semantic selection for HTML, CSS, and JSON
  • Integrated Terminal reflow support
  • Command-based user input variables
  • Updated Extension API documentation

Go here to download the VSC 1.31.1 release.

Personalization Data in Dynamics NAV

Constantine is working with a client on NAV 2009 who is trying to rearrange columns on routing lines, but the columns will not stay in the custom order once NAV is closed. They go back to the original order.

Michael offers: “Personalization data is stored in three places:

  1. %AppData%\Microsoft\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\PersonalizationStore.xml - preferences such as window sizes, column sizes - could be affected by Group Policy or Windows Roaming Profiles (where files get deleted and must be recreated by NAV)
  2. Table 2000000074 Profile Metadata - stores config data when RTC launched with -configure parameter - stored as XML in Blob field - perhaps permissions is an issue
  3. Table 2000000075 User Metadata - stores config data from "Customize this page" - stored as XML in Blob field - perhaps permissions are an issue.

Hope this helps.”

Matt T also reminds us, “Don't forget about the zup file if it is the classic client.”

If you are interested in NAV development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.