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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest – vol 78

ArcherPoint’s technical staff pose questions, find answers, and share new discoveries about Microsoft Dynamics NAV

All of us at ArcherPoint wish all of you Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Look for the next Developer Digest in January 2016!

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.

As 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.

Dan Sass shared a link to 12 Books Every Leader Should Read:

Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, here’s a link to Bob Sutton’s list of his top 12 business books.

12 Books Every Leader Should Read

While you’re at it, give a look at ArcherPoint’s recommended business reading list.

Rajasekhar Yedamakanti on dynamic text alignment in RDLC:

To change the Text Alignment in RDLC to mimic the behavior of Classic reporting for the code data type variables (in Classic, the alignment will change dynamically for the code data type variables depending on the value), use the built-in function "IsNumeric" in the "textallign" property of the textbox. For example:


Question on routines not completing:

Hi Everyone! A client has their Adjust Cost/Post Cost routine setup as a Job Queue Entry to run overnight. Several times a month they have an issue where their Post Cost gets blocked by another user and does not complete posting. They can have users logging in at any given time even though they have asked them not to log in during the time it is scheduled to run. They are looking for ideas to block or disable users for this period of time so they can eliminate this problem. Has anyone resolved this issue for other customers? All suggestions greatly appreciated!

Matt Traxinger: I want to say we've done a customization in the past. Add a field to G/L Setup or Company Information that gets checked when the adjust cost gets kicked off. Called it "Restrict Posting" or something and add code to make sure it wasn't checked if the user id was anything other than the NAS user id. Then uncheck it when it is finished. Might want a redundancy un-check job in case the task fails or something. Don't want users coming in in the morning unable to post.


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