Here is another useful tool made by Rashed Amini aka. ara3n, i often use, when i have to “retrofit” objects from a newer version of NAV into an older version. Im sure you have tried this plenty of times, importing a 2009 object into a version 5 database – causing a crashed client. This is due to some of the new properties/triggers in the 2009 client that did not exist in previous version. Luckily the FOB files are backwards compatible, but for the tables, xmlports and reports it causes problems. Forms, Dataports and Codeunits works just fine.
Yet another…! As a regular Dynamics NAV blog reader i am sure you have seen this before, in various flavors, but here is a simple yet powerful splash screen. The main purpose of this splash screen, has been to easily identify development, test and live database configurations, and also show information about the current object version in the database.
Download the object from the download section, and see this quick tutorial on how to check for various parameters used in the splash screen, such as:
- Compare current database name with live database name, to identify live database
- Show custom version tag
- Show warning for modified objects
Since Dynamics NAV version 5, when RIM was introduced there has been the functionality for Data Migration and Master Data Templates. I have never really used the Migration tool, as it just seemed to be too limited, compared to what you can accomplish with standard dataports. During my last go-live the customer was using the Master Data Templates, which is a nice little tool – still with a lot of limitations.
The usages I have seen of the tool has primarily been around the common master data tables, such as Customer, Vendor and Items. Often there are some confusion around templates used for Customers, as there are “Data Templates” (generic templates) and “Customer Templates” (customer specific templates used from Contacts / Relationship Management).
Lets get into some details, (in the classic client): Continue reading »
Returning from vacation i was all ready to get back into the blogging. But as you know, returning from a vacation, there a usually a lot of loose ends to catch up on, so most of the first week went with that. Then traveling to Atlanta for a customer go-live, and back in Atlanta this week for post go-live support and 3rd party integrations.
My colleague Henrik Helgesen, has finally fired up his Adventures of the E-Ship Guy postings, after we kept asking him questions. See the first entry here about Blind and Double Blind Shipments. Im hoping he will soon blog about another add-on we recently did for E-Ship, integrating light and sound with Pack Line Scan, so warehouse workers with wireless scanners can easier work without having to look on the screen all the time.