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Tina Noa asked a question on 5 Dec 2012 7:52 AM
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Does anyone know how to create a shortcut to open a specific database in NAV 2013?  I work for a partner and we have multiple NAV 2013 databases, and we normally create shortcuts and save them with the target changed to the correct server, database and company, but this is not working now.

In 2009 RTC, you could still create a shortcut, go to the properties, and in the "target" field, at the end, you could add the information about the server/databasename/company.  then when you saved the shortcut, it would open that database and company. 

Now, in NAV 2013, if I do that, I get either an error that the path and folder do not exist, or if I can get it to accept it, and save it, when I try to use it to open the database, I get an error about the URL.

As an example, the target actual path to the executable is

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\RoleTailored Client\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe"

and the database is on server123:XXX and the database name is DynamicsNAV_CCM2013 and the company name is CRONUS USA, Inc.

so the new target would be

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\RoleTailored Client\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe" "DynamicsNAV:// server123:xxx/DynamicsNAV_CCM2013/CRONUS USA, Inc.

 

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Tina Noa responded on 5 Dec 2012 8:34 AM
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Well, just an FYI, we figured it out... in NAV 2013 you have to add a /" at the end of the company name.

so the actual target as noted above would be:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\RoleTailored Client\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe" "DynamicsNAV:// server123:xxx/DynamicsNAV_CCM2013/CRONUS USA, Inc./"

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Tina Noa responded on 5 Dec 2012 8:34 AM
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Well, just an FYI, we figured it out... in NAV 2013 you have to add a /" at the end of the company name.

so the actual target as noted above would be:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\RoleTailored Client\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe" "DynamicsNAV:// server123:xxx/DynamicsNAV_CCM2013/CRONUS USA, Inc./"

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