Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MS has announced the Preview of Development Tools for Dynamics NAV

Hey guys, the preview of Development tools is here. Check the full post by Microsoft here.

Another cool post by Mohana which has detailed steps on how to get started.

I am following these links and getting myself started on this preview.

Also check this MSDN link for more help!

Please share the knowledge you gather about this preview in comments!

Thank youuu!

Monday, December 19, 2016

More about Developer Preview for NAV

Hi guys, Merry Christmas 😊 and wish you all a very Happy New Year 2017in advance. I really feel that this blog has connected me to a lot of individuals and I want to thank each and every one of you for all the support you have shown and  for the kind words of whoever has expressed their thoughts with comments.

So, Dynamics NAV Team Blog has recently blogged about what should we know about the new things coming our way!
  • Soon Microsoft will make an Azure Gallery image available that contains the product and tools to start learning about what we call Extensions 2.0.
  • Extensions 2.0 is the name Microsoft will use for the new versions of extensions – ones that aren’t based on the DELTA file design.
  • Making extensions with the new tools is much easier than the current tools suite you may be familiar with.
  •  We’ll be using Table Extension and Page Extension objects to describe new fields and UI elements.

My major take-away from this post of Microsoft :

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Difference between RESET and CLEAR - Tips, Tricks & Facts #9

Hi guys,

As it is pretty clear from the heading, I am going to compare rec.RESET and CLEAR(rec) in this post.

We are aware of the fact that CLEAR function is used to clear variables of all types. I am going to stick to how does CLEAR work with record type variables for this post.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 (Build 14199)

Cumulative Update 01 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017.

The cumulative update is intended mainly for solutions that are experiencing the problems described in the Knowledge Base article linked to below. However, you are advised to always keep your solution updated with the latest cumulative update. If you are in doubt about whether this cumulative update addresses your specific problem, or if you want to confirm whether any special compatibility, installation, or download issues are associated with this cumulative update, support professionals in Customer Support Services are ready to help you. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/.

The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:
  •   AU – Australia
  •   AT – Austria
  •   BE – Belgium
  •   CH – Switzerland
  •   CZ – Czech Republic
  •   DE – Germany
  •   DK – Denmark
  •   ES – Spain
  •   FI  – Finland
  •   FR – France
  •   IS – Iceland
  •   IT – Italy
  •   NA – North America
  •   NL – Netherlands
  •   NO – Norway
  •   NZ – New Zealand
  •   RU – Russia
  •   SE – Sweden
  •   UK – United Kingdom


Where to find Cumulative Update 01

You can download the cumulative update from KB 3209071 – Cumulative Update 01 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 (Build 14199).
Or you can download the cumulative update from the Microsoft Download Center.


Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the following precautions:
  1. Test the cumulative update in a non-production environment.
  2. Make a backup of the system or computer where the cumulative update is to be installed.

Additional Information

For information about how to install the cumulative update, see How to Install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Cumulative Update.

Post Source: Microsoft

Download & Install the update & Keep Learning! :) 

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Common mistakes we make in C/AL - Vol. 3 - Tips, Tricks & Facts #8

In this post I will talk about Significance of Using CALCSUMS in C/AL coding. 

Before writing about this topic I would mention here that, if a tool (or function) is available then we must use it to our system's benefit. Tools or functions are available in AL (or any other development envo.) to reduce the time taken by transactions and faster output generation.

You can find the detailed definition of CALCSUMS on MSDN. This function must be used to calculate sums of a Decimal field. However, the scope of CALCSUMS has been widened to Integer, BigInteger and Duration type fields along with Decimal type fields from NAV 2016 and up.