Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development


Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development
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  • Understanding user requirements and drawing inspiration from existing functions
  • Creating the application and integrating it into standard Dynamics NAV
  • Presented in a simple tutorial style, with a resource to get a free trial full version to help you get started

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 230 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 1849689482
ISBN 13 : 9781849689489
Author(s) : Alex Chow
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Microsoft Dynamics, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Dynamics NAV 2013 on Your Computer – For (Almost) Free
Chapter 2: Getting Familiar with Dynamics NAV 2013
Chapter 3: Exploring the Data Structure and Basic Layout of Dynamics NAV
Chapter 4: Determining a Task List
Chapter 5: Finding Similar Functions for Inspiration
Chapter 6: Creating the Application – Tables
Chapter 7: Creating the Application – Pages and Reports
Chapter 8: Extending Our Application
Chapter 9: Dynamics NAV Modules to Address the Specific Needs of Your Business
Appendix: Additional Resources and Conclusion
Index
  • Chapter 1: Getting Dynamics NAV 2013 on Your Computer – For (Almost) Free
    • Getting your free copy
    • Installing the software
      • Installing Visual Studio Web Developer 2010 Express
      • A quick overview of the additional contents of the installation files for Dynamics NAV
    • A look at what is installed
      • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Administration Shell
      • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Development Environment
      • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Windows Client
      • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Administration
      • The SQL Server 2012 folder
      • The SQL Server 2012 report builder
    • Getting your license
      • Demo license
      • MSDN license
      • A full On-Premise license
      • The cloud license
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Getting Familiar with Dynamics NAV 2013
      • But first, a little history
      • The Windows Client (WC) interface
        • Exploring the role center page
        • Page search
        • Accessing other functional areas
      • Exploring the list page
      • Personalizing the list page
      • Searching your data based on filters
      • Exploring the card page
      • Personalizing the card page
      • Exploring the document page
      • Exploring the rest of the RTC environment
      • The Development Environment interface
      • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Determining a Task List
          • Who you are
          • Your company
          • Identifying the major pains in the company
          • Understanding the current operation
          • Listing out all of the problems
          • Defining the non-negotiable must-haves
          • Designing the solution
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Finding Similar Functions for Inspiration
            • A closer look at the requirements
            • Where have you seen similar behavior?
            • A closer look at the Sales Header table (36)
            • Data types in Dynamics NAV
            • Primary key and indexes
            • Looking at C/AL behind the table (the code)
            • Table relations
            • A closer look at the Sales Order page (42)
            • Looking at the properties
            • A closer look at the Sales Order Subform page (46)
            • Looking at C/AL on the page (the code)
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Creating the Application – Tables
              • Creating the table and identifying the primary key(s)
              • Saving, compiling, and running our table
                • Primary keys
                • Checking our requirements list
              • Adding new fields to the tables
              • Defining table relations in fields
              • Creating the Complaint Line table
              • Creating a conditional table relationship
              • Adding a composite primary key
              • Adding the Complaint Comments table
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Creating the Application – Pages and Reports
                • Creating the Product Complaint page
                • Linking FactBoxes
                • Creating the Product Complaint subpage
                • The AutoSplitKey property
                • Creating the Product Complaint Comments page
                • Linking the pages together
                • Create an analysis report using wizards
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Extending Our Application
                  • A quick look at our user requirements
                  • A quick test of our application
                  • Generate unique document numbers automatically
                  • Creating a number series for our application
                  • Programming our table for the number series
                  • Put our code in the table
                  • Defaulting fields using code
                  • Defaulting fields using FlowFields
                  • Defaulting an item description on the line table
                  • Changing the properties of the decimal values
                  • Creating a separate screen for closed complaints
                  • Creating the list page
                  • Data clean up
                  • Adding the application to the RTC menu
                  • Testing our application
                  • Last check of our requirement list
                  • Summary
                    • Appendix: Additional Resources and Conclusion
                      • Official online resource
                        • Connect online
                        • CustomerSource
                        • MSDN site
                        • Microsoft Dynamics Community
                      • Unofficial online resource
                        • Online forums
                        • Blogs
                      • Dynamics NAV add-ons
                      • Dynamics NAV solution center finder
                      • Summary

                      Alex Chow

                      Alex Chow has been working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, formerly Navision, since 1999. Over the years, he has conducted hundreds of implementations across multiple industries. His customers range from $2-million-a-year small enterprises to $500-million-a-year multinational corporations.

                      Over the course of his Dynamics NAV career, he has often been designated as the primary person responsible for the success and failure of a Dynamics NAV implementation. His extensive career in the Dynamics NAV business is evidence of his success rate and expertise.

                      With a background in implementing all the functions and modules in and outside of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Alex has encountered and resolved the most practical to the most complex requirements and business rules. Through these experiences, he has learned that sometimes you have to be a little crazy to have a competitive edge.

                      Believing that sharing these experiences and this knowledge would benefit the Dynamics NAV community, Alex writes about his journey at www.dynamicsnavconsultant.com. He also founded AP Commerce, Inc. (www.apcommerce.com), a full service Dynamics NAV service center, in 2005.

                      Alex lives in Southern California with his beautiful wife and two lovely daughters, and he considers himself the luckiest man in the world.

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                      Errata Type: Technical Page No: 166

                      The creation of the TempCode variable is wrongly expressed in the book. As it is not used anywhere in the book, it shouldn't be present.

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Learn how to “look under the hood” for existing application functions
                      • Work within the application environment to create relevant projects
                      • Create and modify an application that is to the user’s specification
                      • Relate the application object to the standard system
                      • Explore functionalities and relationships to get your application working efficiently

                      In Detail

                      So, your company has made the wise decision to use Dynamics NAV as its main business software for all its enterprise resource planning. Dive in and learn the ins and outs of the software from a development standpoint and unlock the software’s full potential.

                      The book will walk you through creating an application from start to finish. Once you know how to create a working application that users can access, you will have the knowledge and the resources needed to create other applications based on the tutorials covered in this guide.

                      You will start by obtaining a free trial version of Dynamics NAV and then be introduced to the world of analyzing and deriving user problems into a requirements list. Finally, you will be shown how to use the software to knock out these requirements.

                      You will learn everything you need in order to begin creating your own applications, from translating the user’s requirements to creating and modifying your system applications. Use Dynamics NAV’s capability to create an application and address the user’s needs, while also learning best practices and simple solutions.

                      "Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development" will help you on your way to becoming a great developer!

                      Approach

                      Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial, "Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development" introduces the reader to the main concepts of developing with Dynamics NAV.

                      Who this book is for

                      "Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development" is for any user who uses Dynamics NAV as their main business software. This is also for any developers who may be familiar with other accounting software and wish to get into developing within the Dynamics NAV field.

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