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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 4 October 2019

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - vol 261ArcherPoint'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.

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Dynamics NAV and Business Central Cumulative Updates for September 2019

Table Error in Dynamics NAV 2015

Bill is getting an error: “I’m getting the following error in NAV 2015 when going into Permission Sets. The table referenced in the error message is a hidden table. Any suggestions how to fix?”

Figure 1 – Table Error in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
Figure 1 – Table Error in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015


Kyle responds: “2015? Did you recently do a code update that contained a table? (I am going to assume yes, or you wouldn't be getting this error message.) NAV 2015 is very twitchy about table updates. I try to always do code pushes off-hours. Load your FOB. Compile your FOB. Then do a schema sync either with the dev client or PowerShell. And then restart the service tier, and any NAS service tiers. The error message you got is a red herring; there really isn't anything wrong with that table. But there is some metadata, probably with a table you changed, that is out of sync. 2015 sucks. They really need to upgrade.” 

Jon says: “I endorse your reply, Kyle. I think there should be more errors that read: ‘You are running a version of NAV that was created more 5 years ago. You feel ashamed of yourself.’, or ‘The version of NAV that you are using was last supported by Navision, prior to Microsoft owning the software. Ronald Reagan was president and the Internet was in fewer homes than the AM/FM radio.’” 

Just for Fun: Server Names

Faithie asks: “OK, just for fun, what's the craziest server naming you've seen? Currently, I have a client with Bluefin, Marlin, Oyster, and Seal. I had one once that was Gonzo, Fozzie, Kermit, and I can't recall the others - all Muppet names. What have you seen?”

Tammy replies: “In my past life, all our servers were named after Federation starships from Star Trek. We had an Enterprise, Voyager, Excalibur, and several lesser known vessels in our fleet.”

Jon Long adds: “The craziest production server name I've ever seen was called TESTSERVER. Seriously...production! Their excuse was that they had too many external references to it to change, so they went live on production with that name. On a side note, my hotspot on my iPhone is called ‘the worst WIFI in the world’.”

Faithie: “Tammy, I like that better than the Muppets!  It was embarrassing to ask a tech consultant to tell you why Fozzie was down, LOL!”

“Oh my! TESTSERVER—Now that's a lesson for everyone else! Never give a server a purpose in its name. That's like naming your kid something like Patience. Just asking for trouble!  And I might just rename my WIFI to 2nd worst…but I'm sure mine would win the prize for worst!”

Brian shares: “One client names theirs after characters in the Matrix…Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, etc.”


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