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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 122Developer Dude

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.

Exporting Dynamics NAV Database on SQL Server 2016

If you need to export your NAV database to a .bacpac format, and are running SQL 2016, be sure you are running the latest update of the Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) (August 2016 or later) or you will run into a potential issue.

New Development Tools for Dynamics NAV

Are you ready to see what new tools are available for NAV developers? Wait no more! In this Dynamics NAV Team blog, new tools are introduced: In-Client Designer and Visual Studio code. Both of these tools can help you build extensions. Note that you will need an Azure Subscription to use.

Upgrading Dynamics NAV

This blog by Microsoft developers in Copenhagen offers suggestions and tips for successful upgrades of Dynamics NAV including Anti-Patterns, re-running upgrade code, parallelism, and access to cloud machines.

Fact Box Update

Sowkarthika Rajendran offers a solution if you’ve noticed the NAV Fact Box not automatically updating.

“Some of you may have noticed that fact box doesn't get updated automatically unless you refresh the page or reopen the page. (e.g., Credit Limit in Customer Statistics fact box available on Customer Card.)

Solution: You can add CurrPage.UPDATE in OnValidate Trigger of Credit Limit field.”

Help with Barcoding on Reports

Request for with Barcoding on reports: “Has anyone run into barcoding issues where the item no. is barcoded and the item no. has a space in it? The scanner only picks up the item no part before the space. Using 128 barcodes and still getting the same results.

Kyle Hardin responds, “If you have a star at the beginning and end of the barcode, it shouldn't matter what's in between, space included.”

Leadership Lines

5 Words Leaders Should Stop Using In 2017

"To evolve, we need a new mindset. I call this mindset the innovation mentality, and our growth as businesses and human beings depends on it. 

Our strategies for success in 2017 when it comes to everything from change management, diversity and inclusion to brand management and consumer engagement must move people to the center of our growth strategies. 

Those strategies must become less about the business defining the individual, and more about the individual defining the business. Our legacy demands that we turn the spotlight of accountability on ourselves to create a culture of significance for everyone."

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