The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.
As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can 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 community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.
The buzz around D365 BC continues, and why not? It’s a big deal. You’re going to need to get up to speed on the future of NAV, and Waldo’s blog gives us links galore to all the resources we need for Dynamics 365 Business Central.
This Kauffmann post explores the possibilities for ISV solutions and the current understanding of object licensing with D365 BC. Free objects. Yes free, you heard that right. Get your free trial of D365 Business Central here.
Denise brings up “everyone’s favorite topic: Adjust Cost Item Entries. She asks, “Has anyone written code to save error messages in a custom table when Adjust Cost Item Entries runs in the Job Queue? Or have any other ideas for determining what the error is that caused the job to fail without having to run it manually? Any suggestions would be appreciated!”
Matt T. replies, “I think the easiest way would be to move these three lines out of the report and into a codeunit:
Then in the report you would do IF NOT <your new codeunit>.RUN THEN Log your error using GETLASTERRORTEXT.”
Matt Cypher shared this tip with our team. “I was talking with Mel yesterday about how we often have emails that we send to folks that require some copying and pasting but the content is almost always the same (minus names, dates, etc.) and the best way to do this. I mentioned that I use Outlook Templates and she hadn't heard of this before, so I figured I'd share it with the rest of the tribe because it's been a HUGE time saver for me!
If you go to draft an email, over on the right hand side you should see something called 'Office Add-ins.' From here, you can save templates of emails that you use often and title them for easy future use. This literally saves me probably 20-30 minutes a week in drafting or copying duplicate emails. Just thought I'd share it for a good time (and hassle) saver.”
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