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Filtering on Dimension Values

Microsoft Dynamics NAV supports unlimited dimensions and unlimited dimension values. You can create as many as you want, and you can use those all across the application. You can give two of these dimensions special treatment by setting them up as glob…

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QR Codes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response code) are appearing in many different places today, and they are found to be quick and efficient when it comes to working with mobile phones and other devices which can read them. QR Code is a multipurpose inst…

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How to Add Shortcuts Menu in the RoleTailored Client

In the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 RoleTailored client environment the Shortcuts Menu feature, which was present in earlier versions of Dynamics NAV for Classic client, has not been added.

In Classic client it is actually possible to Create and Ope…

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Manage Max No. of XML Records to Send Option from RoleTailored Client (with .NET Interop)

With NAV 2009 R2 it is now possible to set how many XML records to send to RoleTailored Client (RTC), bypassing the previous hardcoded limitation of 5000 records.
This could be done by installing platform hotfix KB 2492490 Build no. 32146 or higher.
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Useful Dialog Windows with .NET Interop and NAV 2009 R2

We have been asked recently how to display a Dialog window for the RoleTailored client that would collect a Directory path.
The old (good) Codeunit 412 “Common Dialog Management” was not suitable for that purpose (and honestly I would love …

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Manage Files in RTC WITHOUT using FILE virtual table. (with .NET interop and NAV 2009 R2)

In this blog you will find attached a very simple usage of .NET interoperability with Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 with the objective of basic file management (move, copy, open, delete) WITHOUT using the FILE virtual table and is intended just to familiarize …

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Let NAV Speak! (with .NET Interop and NAV 2009 R2)

In this blog is described a very simple usage of the .NET interoperability feature with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and can be considered an extension of my previous blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nav/archive/2010/07/09/let-nav-speak-with-a-sim…

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Manage Notes / My Notifications in RTC using a COM Stream Wrapper

With NAV 2009 it has been made available to the users a messaging system based on Notes / MyNotes page parts. Note records are stored as BLOBs inside table 2000000068 Record Link. It is known that you cannot handle Notes using normal C/AL code and, in …

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Komodo Edit: A Free Programmer’s Text Editor with Syntactical Error Reporting

I’m taking a break from my series on Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) to talk a bit this week about programmer’s editors. Like most programmers, I’ve been trying super-powered text editors since I could type printf(“Hello, World!”);.  For the past few months, I’ve been using Notepad++ as my programmer’s editor du jour. It’s an improvement over […]

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Grouping in RoleTailored Client Reports

When moving to the RoleTailored client some people have experienced difficulties with grouping in RDLC reports in cases where the requirements are just a bit more complex than a basic grouping functionality.
I must admit that at the first glance it doe…

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