How to: Create an automation for usage in Navision

The development of a COM component with .Net for usage in Navision needs a special approach. Start with a new C# project, project type Class Library. Set the project to “Make assembly com-visible”. The simple automation provides a string property and a method to show a .net message box. // a sample code using System;… Continue reading How to: Create an automation for usage in Navision

Mass data import

There was an issue with importing all UK post codes from a csv file, about 3m post codes. Importing using rapidstart services (excel import) can cause buffer overflow messages. excel itself has row/size limitations. Increasing MaxNoOfXMLRecordsToSend in config file ClientUserSettings.config from default value 5000 to e.g. 20000 is no problem and can help. Also changing MaxUploadSize in server… Continue reading Mass data import

Cannot create an instance of an Automation Server with CLSID = {GUID}

If you get that kind of error, in most cases that means the automation, which should be registered with that given GUID in your system is missing or misconfigured. In both cases the system does not know the common name of the system. That’s why you get that cryptic message. Solution: Search the web (e.g.… Continue reading Cannot create an instance of an Automation Server with CLSID = {GUID}

Build or buy solutions

i read an quite interesting, but obviously hidden commercial, posting about build or buy a solution for EDI. it’s right, that this is often not an easy decision, if you need a new module. one point is missing in that posting: if you buy a so called ready-to-use solution, in most cases, it is not… Continue reading Build or buy solutions

Reached 10.000 blog views

Hi, some days ago i recognized, that my blog on reached more than 10.000 views! Additional i reached more than 58.000 views on the mirrored blog of the Dynamics Nav Community blog site and over 2.500 views on the mirrored blog of! Thanks to all have viewed my postings for your interest! I… Continue reading Reached 10.000 blog views

Compare Dynamics Nav Versions

Sometimes it’s needed to compare the features of different Nav versions, especially in scenarios, where there is a decision: Upgrade or not? For that MS has debveleoped a very helpful site: The MS Dynamics Nav Feature Comparision Tool. You can find it here. You get relevant information not only about the main feature topics. You get… Continue reading Compare Dynamics Nav Versions

Where-Used-Tools for Dynamics Nav

Dynamics Nav does not ship with a Where-Used-Tool, although it is often needed. A Where-Used Tool is a tool, with which you can check, which nav objects use/reference a certain nav object or a certain table field. Idyn has developed a widly used Toolset, the Object Manager Advanced (OMA). It is very helpful, contains that kind of tool,… Continue reading Where-Used-Tools for Dynamics Nav