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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 179 ArcherPoint'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 media...so 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.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018’s API (Application Programming Interface)

ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani has written a series of blogs that explores the 44 APIs in Dynamics NAV 2018, and how to add your own APIs.

  1. NAV 2018 API Part 1 shows the new page types available, the APIs that are already available, and uncovers a new field
  2. NAV 2018 API Part 2 shows the steps needed to configure API in NAV 2018
  3. NAV 2018 API Part 3 shows how to consume the APIs using Postman

New PowerShell cmdlets in Dynamics NAV 2018

ArcherPoint’s Suresh Kulla shares the new PowerShell cmdlets that Microsoft introduced in NAV 2018 in his blog.

Extracting NAV 2013 G/L Balances by Dimensions

Jamie asked for help and recommendations to pull NAV 2013 GL balances by DIM out to load into a new version of NAV.

Matt T. suggests doing a consolidation, which would do balance by dimension and then use the import consolidation feature. This assumes accounts are already setup, etc. in the new database.

Kyle says this could also be a basic account schedule without any begin or end totals.

Share your suggestions in the comments below.

Sending Test Emails from a Local Dynamics NAV Test Environment

KC asks, “I would like to send test emails from her local NAV test environment. Does anyone know how to configure database mail on SQL Server?”

Saurav shares his previous post on how to configure database mail in SQL Server.

“Thank you Saurav. This is what I thought I needed. But it turns out I just needed to setup up the SMTP settings in NAV. I had input the incorrect server information in NAV. Kyle provided the correct information, so I am up and running now. But thank you for your information.”

Announcing Integration of Azure Backup into VM Create Experience

Trinadh Kotturu from the Microsoft Azure team recently announced the ability to enable backup of virtual machines. This is an “enterprise-grade” backup solution from the moment of VM creation. It gives customers the ability to setup backup with one click, select or create a vault in-line, and manage the backup policy for the VM.

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