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Robert Garofallou Posted: May 6 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes the Association of Dynamics Professionals, filtering out an ampersand (‘&’), and creating catchy email subject lines.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 4 2016 - 2:00am

Tom Hunt provides an important update on Street Fighter V and also explains how to use a new, convenient feature available in NAV 2015 and 2016.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 29 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a problem with NAV opening new windows, Microsoft’s free Visual Studio Code, and home page vs dedicated landing pages.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a Data Cleaning Utility for NAV 2016, one trait possessed by successful people, and Henry Ford and innovation.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 15 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes using Navigate in NAV, the CURRENTCOMPANY function in NAV, integrating Dynamics NAV with Office, and SQL Server on Linux.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 8 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a new field in NAV 2016, running Linux on Windows 10, and the keys to a successful team.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 1 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a data migration error in Dynamics NAV 2016, #bash comes to Windows 10, a history of NAV, and Stuff Business People Say.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes data migration notes for Dynamics NAV 2016, creating a winning company culture, and defining “Completely Shipped” in NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 18 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes killing idle NAV sessions, using the FOREACH statement in NAV 2016, and an introduction to cXML for eCommerce.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes favorite decompilers, editing tips, and demand drivers for NAV upgrades.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 26 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes an article and an infographic on user experience design, as well as a major shift in Google advertising.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 19 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes tips on upgrading to NAV 2016, free software tools, and job interview questions that get results.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 12 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes problems with a NAV 2015 installation, multiple NAV versions on the same machine, and document pages in NAV 2016.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 5 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a question on NAV Table Filters, new features in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, and using Codeunit 419.

Tom Hunt Posted: Feb 3 2016 - 2:00am

In this blog, Tom Hunt discusses the KeyRef variable type in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and explains when and how to use it.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 29 2016 - 11:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Avalara discontinues support for NAV 2009, handling errors during data migration, and interesting use for a CASE switch.

Saurav Dhyani Posted: Jan 27 2016 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani suggests a product enhancement with respect to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Deferral Posting.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 22 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes opening a NAV 2013 database with a NAV 2016 client, importing an un-compiled FOB, and setting reorder points in base NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 15 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes accessing the NAV WebClient and MAC computers, NAV 2016 database collation, and bin count does not match the ILE count.

Kyle Hardin Posted: Jan 11 2016 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Kyle Hardin shows how to identify the version of NAV to associate with a given database using SQL Server Management Studio.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 8 2016 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes feature updates in NAV 2016, PowerShell Runner, updating parent pages from subpages, and generating blog ideas.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 2:00am

In this last in a series, Matt Traxinger discusses the importance of automated testing and briefly outlines the automated testing tools built into Dynamics NAV.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Dec 28 2015 - 2:00am

In this third in a series, Matt Traxinger discusses how everyone, from developers to consultants to end users, can and should improve their testing skills.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Dec 21 2015 - 2:00am

In this second in a series on developers and testing, Matt Traxinger defines and discusses the importance of quality and how to approach it in development.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Dec 18 2015 - 8:10am

This week’s Developer Digest includes 12 books every leader should read, dynamic text alignment in Dynamics NAV RDLC, and a question on routines not completing.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Dec 16 2015 - 2:00am

In this first of a series on developers and testing, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger notes the difference between how developers and testers approach their work.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Dec 11 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a 1099 IRS reporting error in NAV 2013 R2 and 2015, Important vs Urgent, and an error using the development environment.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Dec 4 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes modifying tables across company boundaries, NAV TechDays, Waldo’s PowerShell modules, and NAV Filter Groups.

Saurav Dhyani Posted: Nov 30 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani suggests removing unused Dynamics NAV Reporting functions and properties for a better product.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 20 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes managing project uncertainty, naming companies and products, and five great times to ask your customers for referrals.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 13 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes tips on converting classic reports to RDLC, advice on sprint planning, and a fun look at what’s new in ChargeLogic.

Tom Hunt Posted: Nov 9 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt shows how to send files via an auto-generated FTP script in Dynamics NAV using Command Shell (and a long-awaited Street Fighter update).

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 6 2015 - 3:00am

This week’s Developer Digest looks at NAV 2016 security and Mergetool’s Easy Security, implementing a cash basis company in NAV, and Risk and Uncertainty.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Nov 2 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger reviews another new feature in Dynamics NAV 2016 that automates the deferral process.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 30 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Try / Catch functionality in NAV 2016, upgrading reports from Classic to RDLC, and Agile Product Ownership.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Oct 28 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger shows how to use Posting Preview before posting to a ledger, a new feature in Dynamics NAV 2016.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 23 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Bank Reconciliation in Dynamics NAV 2015, hardware performance, and searching drives using the Command window.

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 21 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains NAV System Indicator fields, helpful when working with different companies or NAV servers to show the one you’re working in.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 16 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes handling a C/AL error, reducing NAV upgrade time, and overwriting the NAV 2015 Administration Tool with NAV 2016.

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 12 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt discusses how to take Notes from the Record Link table in Dynamics NAV and display them.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 9 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes an overview of the new features and development functions in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 2 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest is all about company culture: employee happiness, hiring to a company’s core values, and the cultures of exceptional companies.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 25 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes how to display running totals in RDLC (SSRS) Reporting, joining NAV Object text files, and Agile Project Management.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 18 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Bank Reconciliation in NAV 2015, users on NAV 2013 service tier, and NAV error: “There is no Language within the filter”.

Tom Hunt Posted: Sep 17 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt solves the problem when no user licenses are available for anyone to access the NAV Active Session table to free up available sessions.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 11 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes how to handle blank spaces in place of the correct column name, how advertising works, and exceptional company culture.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 4 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes notes on NAV reporting, .NET SQL calls and NAV errors, and how to handle a stress episode.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 28 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Dynamics NAV reporting tips, coding shortcuts in 2013R2, and tracking inventory assigned to/from employees.

William Warnke Posted: Aug 24 2015 - 2:00am

The CALCSUMS behavior has been changed in Dynamics NAV 2013 and up, increasing performance and making record looping obsolete.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 21 2015 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest is devoted to NAV Tricks and Tips, including hot key combinations and reporting tips.

Tom Hunt Posted: Aug 19 2015 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt reminds us that, when inheriting existing code, it is important to understand why something was done that way before making any changes.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 13 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes migrating Global 2 Dimensions data, standard cost without creating a revaluation journal, and NAV reporting tips.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 6 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes Dynamics NAV reporting tips, avoiding embarrassing emails, and an error message posting a General Journal Entry.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 30 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes import validation in Rapid Start, which NAV versions run on Windows 10, update on Google+, and tips to improve your blog.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 23 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes accessing companies in Development Environments, “Transaction does not exist” errors, and controlling Search Engines.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 16 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes personalizations across multiple companies, RDLC reports, NAV 2016, and an article by ArcherPont CEO, Greg Kaupp.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 9 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes upgrading tables in NAV, making a database read only, and Agile as a cultural revolution.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 2 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes using the SHOWMANDATORY, changing print orientation for Zebra printers, and an interview with ArcherPoint CEO Greg Kaupp.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 25 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes creating new companies in NAV, several articles on upgrading NAV, and changing your screen to a comfortable green.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 18 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes migrating personalization and profile metadata, upgrading with Easy Security, and creating new companies in NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 12 2015 - 11:11am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a problem saving objects in SQL database, SystemOutOfMemory error running reports, and NAS licensing for NAV 2015.

NAV Insights Posted: Jun 8 2015 - 10:00pm

How to install Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Beta.

NAV Insights Posted: Jun 8 2015 - 10:00pm

Learn how to expose data from your Dynamics NAV system as OData Web Services, which differs from Web Services: OData only exposes data feeds and is read-only.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 4 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes SQL Server Worker Threads, NAV backup and restore, getting more from marketing automation, and the backwards bicycle.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 29 2015 - 11:59am

This week’s Developer Digest includes an introduction to OLAP Cubes, the “Editable” page field property in NAV, and how long should copy be for a home page.

William Warnke Posted: May 26 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s William Warnke explains how to set and disable column indents interactively in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 22 2015 - 12:49pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes importing and exporting text objects in NAV, creating a list page, and importing records into NAV via SSIS.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 19 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to properly change the Dimension Set ID assigned to a record in code in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision).

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 14 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes renaming the primary NAV Company, creating a Page part view into SharePoint, and an explanation of the Agile Process.

William Warnke Posted: May 12 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s William Warnke shares some helpful shortcuts to make developing in NAV more efficient.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 11 2015 - 1:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt provides tricks to take the frustration out of finding syntax errors in your code.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 7 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes killing idle sessions, creating a database entity relationship diagram of NAV data, and NAV Performance Testing.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 1 2015 - 9:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Agile Project Management, people who criticize – and encourage, and producing blogs that add value for the business.

William Warnke Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 10:00pm

ArcherPoint’s William Warnke shows how to avoid a hard-to-find error in Dynamics NAV Web Services coding.

Tom Hunt Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 2:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to create multiple repeating data sections pulling from a single dataset in Dynamics NAV RDLC reports.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes subforms not returning the correct record, business process improvements, corporate culture, and some humor.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 16 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes variable values in RDLC reports, Skype for Business replacing Lync, and resolving project backlogs in an Agile project.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 9 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes Enhanced Security, the difference between Forecasting and Scheduling, and a practical definition of reputation

Robert Garofallou Posted: Apr 2 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes upgrades vs. re-implementations, reusable bugs, why Gantt charts don’t work, and how to check for connections in RDM

Michael Wong Posted: Mar 31 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Michael Wong explains how to set up SSL for Web Services on Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and Server 2008 R2.

Tom Hunt Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt warns of the dangers of repurposing table fields and how to appropriately address requests for new fields.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 27 2015 - 10:15am

This week’s Developer Digest includes business advice from Mark Cuban, the neuroscience behind hot-headed emails, and tips for website redesign.

Suresh Kulla Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Suresh Kumar explains how use the Application Profiler to run code coverage in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 19 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes a discussion of Black Swans in project management, using PowerShell remotely, and the importance of requirements modeling.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 12 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes the default column widths and report layouts in Visual Studio 2012 and modifying a custom report.

Dara Daly Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 9:00am

In this blog, the ArcherPoint team talks about their favorite features in Dynamics NAV 2015.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Mar 5 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes NAV coding styles and performance, NAV 2009R2 performance, and security setup for NAV to call stored procedures.

NAV Insights Posted: Mar 2 2015 - 4:00am

This blog discusses how Dynamics NAV makes the job of the manufacturing engineer easier.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 26 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes some blogs suggested by our employees, covering everything from the role of business analysts to deploying Dynamics NAV.

Tom Hunt Posted: Feb 24 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt discusses how and when to create and use a custom code unit in Dynamics NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 19 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes Column Groups in RDLC Reports), sending output to Excel, and reducing the time it takes to compile a NAV 2015 database.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Feb 12 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes how to automatically kill a session in NAV 2013, using FINDFIRST over FIND(), and integrating NAV with Office.

Dara Daly Posted: Feb 10 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Dara Daly takes you through an informative infographic created to give you a tour of what’s new in Dynamics NAV 2015.

ArcherAdmin Posted: Feb 5 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes what’s new in the next release of NAV (Corfu), company culture, and how to get your customers to love you.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 29 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes NAV licenses, getting the Computer Name and Client Name programmatically, and NAV training resources from Microsoft

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 22 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes problems printing checks, shortcut dimensions in NAV 2015, and new How To videos on NAV 2015 from Microsoft.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jan 15 2015 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes handling a compromised database, errors when saving an updated NAV table, and business analysis trends in 2015.

William Warnke Posted: Jan 13 2015 - 10:00pm

ArcherPoint’s William Warnke describes how to use Power Shell functions included in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015's Development Shell in NAV 2013 and NAV 2013 R2

Tom Hunt Posted: Jan 5 2015 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt reveals the reason for the text constant naming convention typically used in Dynamics NAV—and offers another viewpoint.

Tom Hunt Posted: Dec 17 2014 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains why developers should generally steer clear of the TESTFIELD command when doing development in Dynamics NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Dec 12 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes the pros and cons of using Deposits vs Cash Receipt Journal and a collection of NAV development tools and resources.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Dec 4 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes sorting a list based on fields in the header in NAV 2013 R2 and the best way to “copy a company”.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 25 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes free graphical resources on the web, obsolete code clean up in NAV 2015, and Document Reporting in NAV 2015.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 20 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes passing bigtext data using XMLPort, a hidden feature in Object Designer, and delimiters for XMLPorts.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 13 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes the Dynamics NAV image library, the role of the business analyst, and insights into customer service and loyalty.

Tom Hunt Posted: Nov 11 2014 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to remove, add, and change page elements while preserving the upgrade path in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Nov 6 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s digest includes backing up your Windows 8.1 installation, mixing Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and a question on base NAV functionality.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Oct 30 2014 - 11:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger discusses how his pumpkin carving and NAV development skills have developed through the years.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 30 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes integration between NAV 2015 and Microsoft Office, project implementation advice, and thoughts on diet and productivity.

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 27 2014 - 10:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to have restrict activities to certain people when those activities fall outside the standard Dynamics NAV permission sets.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 23 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes XML conversions in NAV 2013 R2, bypassing report writing commits, and exposing the To-Do table on Web Services.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Oct 20 2014 - 10:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Michael Heydasch provides a .NET solution to run an automated process using a single instance code unit and timer in Dynamics NAV 2013.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 16 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes handling printer errors, SMTP errors, and rapid growth of the Session Event table.

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 14 2014 - 10:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to customize drop-down lists in the role-tailored client version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 9 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes a potential bug when running 1099 reports and information on importing and exporting data into Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Tom Hunt Posted: Oct 6 2014 - 10:00pm

 In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt reveals a trick to avoiding a common error when writing records to Dynamics NAV.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Oct 3 2014 - 9:56am

This week’s Developer Digest includes an error using NAV’s Report Builder, Object Manager's Where-Used functionality, and dealing with difficult stakeholders

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 25 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes a discussion of whitespace characters and the problems encountered when transferring text files between platforms

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 18 2014 - 10:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes network security and ADO connections and capturing data and storing it into a Navision table

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 11 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes Importing and Exporting Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, exporting NAV data to Excel, and using Job Queue

Tom Hunt Posted: Sep 9 2014 - 11:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt provides an explanation of how Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s object tags are used and how to use them yourself.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Sep 8 2014 - 11:00pm

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson discusses the importance of relaxing your mind to increase your brain power and stimulate creativity.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Sep 4 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes  leadership, sales campaign discounts, opening the sales list archive in NAV, and a fun video to start your weekend

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 28 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes recommendations for standard practices for upgrades, risk neutrality, and lessons on leadership for first-time CEOs

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 22 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes the Job Queue and NAS in NAV 2013, Agile vs. Waterfall Design, and using the NAV 2013 R2 Bulk Insert when in debug mode

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 14 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes a solution to a bug in NAV 2013 R2, the NAV Application Profiler, and using the NAV 2013 R2 Bulk Insert in debug mode

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 7 2014 - 11:00pm

This week’s Developer Digest includes the ArcherPoint professional reading list, NAV 2013 R2 error: Object Metadata table locked, and Costing Error Detection

Tom Hunt Posted: Aug 5 2014 - 4:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains how to work with RecordRef Variables in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Robert Garofallou Posted: Aug 1 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest covers a bug in NAV 2013 R2 regarding captions in fields, ZUP files in NAV, NAV 2015 and Power BI, and assessing project risk

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 25 2014 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest covers the Rapid Start tool, the NAV Application Profiler, and Three Point Estimation and CPI for agile project management 

NAV Insights Posted: Jul 21 2014 - 2:00am

How to use XMLPorts to import data for multiple tables into the RTC from a flat text file.

NAV Insights Posted: Jul 18 2014 - 1:00am

ArcherPoint's NAV experts demonstrate how to debug the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 RTC by using the Visual Studio debugger.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 17 2014 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Satya Nadella’s open letter to Microsoft employees, a bug in NAV 2013 Reporting, and the next release of Dynamics NAV.

NAV Insights Posted: Jul 17 2014 - 1:00am

This blog and YouTube video demonstrates the essential elements to properly set up SQL Server for NAV databases.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 10 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes locating Platform and Application Build, errors using the Master Template, using the Universal XMLPort Tool, and more.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jul 2 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Record Link’s impact on performance, innovative companies and the need for feedback, and the Services Revolution.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 25 2014 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes Import Table FOBs result in compile errors and one person’s experience taking the PMI-PBA.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 20 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes how to handle changing report layouts in NAV 2013 and importing and exporting objects using PowerShell.

Tom Hunt Posted: Jun 17 2014 - 1:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt discusses generating reports in Dynamics NAV 2013 RDLC for two or more tables.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 13 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes using the Quick Filter in NAV 2013, defining Velocity using agile, and NAV Tips and Tricks.

Robert Garofallou Posted: Jun 6 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes a discussion of the differences between upgrades and re-implementations, RTC database restores, and background posting.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 30 2014 - 1:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes identifying users assigned a particular permission set, project success metrics, and agile project management.

Robert Garofallou Posted: May 23 2014 - 2:00am

This week’s Developer Digest includes SQL database settings, installing demonstration and developer versions of NAV, table changes in NAV 2013, and PowerShell.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 21 2014 - 2:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains a report printing oddity in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and provides a solution.

Jamie Hanno Posted: May 13 2014 - 2:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Jamie Hanno explains why sales order lines are sometimes out of sync with kit components in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 5 2014 - 2:00am

In this ArcherPoint developer blog, Tom Hunt explains how Notes attached to Documents in Microsoft Dynamics NAV are links, making it easier to document.

Tom Hunt Posted: May 2 2014 - 2:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt solves the “supported version of Visual Studio could not be found” error when opening a report layout in Dynamics NAV 2013 R2.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Apr 29 2014 - 3:00am

In this blog, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger explains that simple code changes during development, in Microsoft Dynamics NAV C/AL, saves hours of execution time.

Suresh Kulla Posted: Apr 24 2014 - 11:00am

ArcherPoint’s Suresh Kulla explains how to dynamically create conditional page breaks in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 RoleTailored Client (RTC) reports.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Apr 18 2014 - 1:00am

ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger explains why it’s important to consider all the angles before estimating the cost of a code change in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 14 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson explains the cause and cure of a significant error in Dynamics NAV 2013 R2: “Unable to Verify Table Changes”

Suresh Kulla Posted: Apr 10 2014 - 4:00am

ArcherPoint’s Suresh Kulla tackles a login error: “Communication protocol mismatch between the client and the server”.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 7 2014 - 4:00am

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson discusses slow running reports in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in her third of ten blogs about RDLC Brain Cramps (a.k.a. RBCs).

Suresh Kulla Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 4:00am

ArcherPoint’s Suresh Kulla discusses the “Divide By Zero” exception, a common reason for the #Error in Dynamics NAV RoleTailored Client Reports.

Rick Dill Posted: Apr 2 2014 - 4:00am

ArcherPoint’s Rick Dill discusses the difference between Purchase Return Orders and Credit Memos in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and when to use them.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Mar 20 2014 - 4:00am

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson tackles report writing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in this second of ten blogs. Here, she discusses page formatting problems.

Matt Traxinger Posted: Mar 17 2014 - 5:00am

ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger discusses how Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the right solution for companies with large numbers of users or high transaction volumes.

Ashok Sundaram Posted: Mar 14 2014 - 5:00am

ArcherPoint’s Ashok Sundaram demonstrates how to identify licensed and out of range Microsoft Dynamics NAV objects during export.

Tom Hunt Posted: Mar 12 2014 - 5:00am

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt discusses software testing using the Application Test Toolset for Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers and testing in general.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Mar 5 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson tackles report writing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in this first of ten blogs. Here, she discusses inconsistent line spacing.

Kyle Hardin Posted: Feb 26 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Kyle Hardin continues his discussion of database locks between SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics NAV using NAV 2009 R2, NAV 2013, and NAV 2013 R2.

Tom Hunt Posted: Feb 24 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt explains why and how to avoid hard-coding data into Microsoft Dynamics NAV and using setup tables and setup reports instead.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Feb 4 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson discusses the importance of checking out third-party software for Microsoft Dynamics NAV installations before implementing them.

Kyle Hardin Posted: Jan 5 2014 - 11:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Kyle Hardin shows what to do when a Dynamics NAV database is locked by a user and no one can access the system – and how to correct the problem

Faithie Robertson Posted: Jan 3 2014 - 3:00am

ArcherPoint’s Faithie Robertson offers advice to Dynamics NAV developers on making their pages pop with these simple yet effective coding tips.

NAV Insights Posted: Dec 17 2013 - 9:00pm

Role Tailored Client or Classic Client in Microsoft Dynamics NAV? ArcherPoint’s experts discuss the advantages of using the RTC.

Jon Long Posted: Aug 24 2013 - 8:37pm

Could the power of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) simplify reporting in NAV? ArcherPoint's Jon Long suggests it might be an alternative.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Jul 8 2013 - 6:13am

Understand why caution must be used when depending on the C/AL keyword MODIFYALL to set field values in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Jul 2 2013 - 12:29pm

Grant SQL permission dbowner for a user to manage NAV objects, companies and licenses using the NAV Developer Client.

Tom Hunt Posted: Dec 19 2012 - 5:17pm

Should you publish a NAV Page, or use an XMLport as a parameter in a codeunit? This blog entry explains the pros and cons of both.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Nov 29 2012 - 8:51am

NAV 2013 Report Designer – Pandora’s Box? Take a closer look at the tools and designers within NAV 2013 Report writing before dismissing it as evil.

Jon Long Posted: Sep 27 2012 - 2:47pm

ArcherPoint’s Jon Long offers advice on ensuring your Dynamics NAV code logic evaluates the way you want it to.

Jon Long Posted: Sep 26 2012 - 7:33pm

ArcherPoint's Jon Long discusses developer coding for elegance, including naming conventions and maintainability.

Jon Long Posted: Sep 25 2012 - 6:28pm

Learn how to let your data flow with linked servers for Dynamics NAV.

Tom Hunt Posted: Sep 25 2012 - 5:20pm

ArcherPoint's Tom Hunt explains why you should always use BEGIN and END as a part of your IF statements.

Jon Long Posted: Sep 24 2012 - 7:45pm

A Killer Object is a Dynamics NAV object that, upon import, will delete same numbered existing object. Jon Long describes how they can be used effectively.

Tom Hunt Posted: Sep 21 2012 - 5:56pm

ArcherPoint’s Tom Hunt offers a tutorial on how to consume NAV 2013 Pages published as web services via ODATA along with instructions on filtering the results.

Tom Hunt Posted: Sep 21 2012 - 3:33pm

Tom Hunt offers a note about how how sharing knowledge can make the Dynamics NAV ecosystem stronger.

Michael Heydasch Posted: Aug 4 2012 - 3:15pm

This blog entry demonstrates how to print barcodes in reports using the RoleTailored Client of Microsoft Dynamics NAV (without the use of barcode fonts).

Faithie Robertson Posted: Jul 26 2012 - 10:46am

“Hurry! Act Now!” Upgrading all your custom reports to RTC may feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Want to know why?  Well, listen carefully...

Michael Heydasch Posted: Jul 23 2012 - 6:09pm

ArcherPoint has created a framework whereby NAV data can be sent to Google Apps. Imagine the ability to display grid-like form data in a Google spreadsheet!

NAV Insights Posted: Jul 17 2012 - 3:13pm

Use this how to guide to create direct and indirect Cash Flow Statements using Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 

Tom Hunt Posted: Jul 13 2012 - 5:31pm

An overview of working with Dynamics NAV 2013 Pages using ODATA and C#. 

NAV Insights Posted: Jul 11 2012 - 12:02pm

In this video clip, we demonstrate how to resolve a common error in NAV, “The Posting Date is Not Within Your Range”.

Jon Long Posted: Jul 9 2012 - 4:31pm

This document is about Profile Configurations and how developers can avoid confusion when working on User Interface(UI) customizations and upgrades.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Jul 3 2012 - 12:07pm

Curiosity cures boredom, and there's nothing boring about the changes for NAV Developers in NAV 2013.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Jun 12 2012 - 3:10pm

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” New Dimension Tables are that better mouse trap in NAV 2013!

Faithie Robertson Posted: May 22 2012 - 9:41am

Oh Excel, how I love thee, let me count the ways! A1, A2, A3, A4…"  Adding Excel to a NAV report is easy using this free Excel Function Codeunit.

Faithie Robertson Posted: May 17 2012 - 11:18am

How do you get a printer to give you information you didn’t send it? You get creative! How to find the PAPERSOURCE number for your printer trays.

Faithie Robertson Posted: May 14 2012 - 9:01am

As a NAV developer, we should to be cognizant of the fact that our code is a reflection on us. Stereotypes are just one of three ways we have of knowing people.

Jon Long Posted: May 12 2012 - 1:08pm

Everyone has a story of how things can go wrong despite all of your best intentions and efforts. Here's one of mine.

Faithie Robertson Posted: May 5 2012 - 9:20am

The developer can test much of the code long before delivery. Testing as you develop increases the quality of your code.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 25 2012 - 4:34pm

Go ahead…say it with me: I REFUSE TO TRASH MY DATABASE! Sometimes the developer has to be the keeper of the database and police how it is used.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 24 2012 - 9:29am

ArcherPoint's Faithie Robertson explains creating and using Options Fields in Dynamics NAV.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 19 2012 - 11:10am

As one hillbilly said to another, “Just because you can reproduce doesn’t mean you should.”  There are many benefits to recycling NAV code.

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 12 2012 - 11:01am

Multi-purposing is a beautiful thing. When it comes to multi-purposing in databases, just say NO! 

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 3 2012 - 9:07am

Faithie Robertson applies the words of NCAA coach John Wooden to NAV developers, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

Faithie Robertson Posted: Apr 1 2012 - 8:02pm

ArcherPoint's Faithie Robertson shows the best way to learn to develop in NAV is by doing - don’t be afraid of NAV!