Jan 20

This morning i was reading the blog post from Arend-Jan Kaufmann regarding opening Classic databases with the correct executable version. You can see his blog post here:

Suggestion for Available Databases Form in Dynamics NAV

It reminded me of a tool i basically use on a daily basis, as well as many other people in my company. It is an extended version of the Navision Starter v1.2 orignally created by Sergey Gazizyanov back in 2006. I have added support for the latest version, as well as shell integration for native databases (*.fdb), so you just double click on the FDB file.

The launcher will determine the database version from both SQL and native databases, and choose the right client executable to open the database with. It also can do automated login with database login, by using a default password like sa/sa.

See here for a quick overview…

The whole project is in the .NET and very easy to extend. I have talked with Sergey a while ago, and long as there is a credit to his original project we can extend and use it.

If anyone is interested let me know, and we I can put the source code up on either google code or MS Codeplex.




4 Responses to “NAV Launcher – Open NAV with the right client version”

  1. Vincent Vancalbergh says:

    I’m definately looking for a “one-stop shop” database launcher which is up to date (or I can easily update myself).

    One vote from me !

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  3. Hi Soren,

    This is a great tool and I’m absolutely interested in the source code. (Of course I can try to make it myself, but I have enough things to create on the shortlist 😉

    By the way, in my post I was talking about opening SQL databases with the Classic Client, not opening Classic databases. Just a small detail, because the tool you are talking about covers both versions.

    Thanks,
    Arend-Jan Kauffmann

  4. waldo says:

    Great tool to share, Soren!

    We have built the “Open Client” in our iFacto ReVision (Source Control) tool (you know .. the tool where we used your code as a startingpoint :-)). RTC and Classic clients are maintained.

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