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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 29

The ArcherPoint technical staff—made up of developers, project managers, and consultants – is constantly communicating internally, with the goal of sharing helpful information with one another.

ArcherPoint’s technical staff pose questions, find answers, and share new discorveries about Microsoft Dynamics NAVAs they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them companywide on Yammer for everyone’s 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 group—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share them with the rest of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Community? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from the ArcherPoint staff. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

A question on re-sorting a list based on fields in the header in NAV 2013 R2:

Question: A new Feature on NAV 2013 R2 allows a user to hit the Header Line on any List pages, and whatever field they are on, the display re-sorts by the field that they selected. Users are having a lot of heartache when they are entering a PO and then they accidentally hit the header bar on the Lines List Page – the list then re-sorts itself by whatever heading item was accidentally clicked.

The Line No. field is not currently on the Page. Do anyone know of a way to either turn off the re-sort feature on specific pages (PO Lines, Sales Lines etc) or restore the original sort back to the Lines?  Any suggestions will be helpful.

Suggested Solution #1:

Try going to the Action menu for the lines, selecting Customize, and clicking on Restore Defaults.

Response to Solution #1:

That works, but it’s a shame that we cannot just turn this feature off. As mentioned above, that method basically takes away a user’s ability to save any personalization. Any other suggestions?

Suggested Solution #2:

What about adding the Line No. field to the page, but making it not editable? Then they can just click on the Line No. column to re-sort.

Response to Solution #2:

That is a thought. I was hoping not to use that particular solution, but I can see this as needed.


Unfortunately, I've not found an easy way to turn this off.

Question regarding the best way to “copy a company”:

Question: Is there a function / process within Nav2013R2 to allow you to "copy a company" within the same db and rename it? (Not the export / import feature of NAV.) I have a client that has a Template company setup already in Nav2013R2, and they would like to copy that company and rename it to a new company name.

1) Does Nav2013R2 have an internal copy company process that exists?  (not export/import process)

2) Does Nav2013R2 company rename process exist to rename an existing company to another name?


Some info here on doing this.

Also: This is probably in one of those blogs linked, but PowerShell has a cmdlet.

Dan Sass shared this item on Forrester’s Top IT Predictions for 2015:

Technology writer Gil Press of Forbes reviews some of the IT predictions for 2015 made by Forrester’s analysts. Included in Forrester’s predictions:

  • Apple will rule 2015
  • Data is the new product
  • The cloud is the new normal
  • Almost half the world will have a powerful computer in their pocket and vastly different expectations from your business in 2015

Read the entire post:

Forrester: Top IT Predictions for 2015

Jon Long found this interesting news story from CNN:

'Gangnam Style' breaks YouTube

That pesky 32 bit integer limitation, again. Funny.

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