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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 8 November 2019

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - vol 266ArcherPoint'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 Notes Not Transferring to Restored Company

Denise wants to know: “NAV Notes...does anyone know why the Notes do NOT transfer to restored company when you use the NAV2013 Tools backup/restore function? I think it is because it is a system table. Is it just a matter of checking the ‘Data Common to all Companies’ check box?”

Matt T. offers: “It's either that or because (and I don't know) behind the scenes it works like Rapid Start, and blob fields can't be moved.”

Understanding the Common Data Model: Learnings from User Group Summit

Michael H shares learning from Summit: “At Summit 2019, I attended a session by Mike Hammons, entitled, ‘Understanding the Common Data Model, Dataflows and Power BI’. Mike emphasized:

  1. Power BI is far more than a visualization tool
  2. Think of a ‘data lake’ as a data warehouse, where a database acts as a repository for data from disparate sources 
  3. Power BI obviates SSIS, or SQL Server Integration Services ... using PowerQuery, data can be Extracted, Transformed, and Loaded (we used to think of ETL only in the perspective of SSIS) 
  4. A PowerApp can be embedded in a Power BI report and used to update data sources

Mike demonstrated this practically, updating Salesforce in real-time before our eyes ... so, in addition to combining data into one data lake (common data model), he was also able to simultaneously flow data back out to Salesforce. Learn more about the Common Data Model, Getting Started with PowerApps, and the Azure Data Lake from Microsoft.

Fatal Debugger Error

Denise asks: “Has anyone seen this debugger error? I am getting an error when debugging in a test environment when it hits CU1535 Approvals Mgmt/ApproveSelectedApprovalRequest and tries to call the OnApproveApprovalRequest event subscriber, it dies with this error. I cannot complete the debugging to see what the issue is.”

Figure 1 – Fatal Debugger Error
Figure 1 – Fatal Debugger Error


Bill W. offers: “Looks like a platform issue. See this post, Unable to debug code in Subscriber after cumulative update 6 for NAV 2017.  

Tim Lecander asks: “Have you tried setting breakpoints at different places?” 

Kyle adds: “As an old compsci professor said to me once, "Sprinkle some printfs around the code." 


If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central 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.

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