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The other day my fellow MVP Vjekoslav Babic informed us that the length of G/L Account Name in NAV 2013 has been changed from from 30 characters to 50 characters to which he added:
In NAV 2013, this change is not only about G/L Account – the length of all Name and Description fields in all master tables has been consistently set to 50.
... and let me add that this also applies to all fields that, directly or indirectly, refer to/make use of these fields.
Detailed analysis of all Text and Code fields showed me that, regarding the stretching of fields, this is only one part of the story as there are many more fields that did undergo this exercise. Have a look at these statistics:
Type of Field
# of Changes
30 -> 50
20 -> 50
20 -> 35
80 -> 250
Customer Disc. Group
10 -> 20
Vendor … No.
30 -> 35
Price Inv. Increase Code
Cust./Item Disc. Gr.
One way or another these fields have been stretched. Being fields that contain a user id, an external document number, a report name, etc. The Type of Field column contains either the exact field name (e.g. Customer Disc. Group) or a kind of consolidated name (e.g. User ID as there are various fields with different names that refer to a user id). For the complete overview and details download this Excel file.
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