Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook
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- Write NAV programs to do everything from finding data in a table to integration with an instant messenger client
- Develop your own .NET code to perform tasks that NAV cannot handle on its own
- Work with SQL Server to create better integration between NAV and other systems
- Learn to use the new features of the NAV 2009 Role Tailored Client
- Easy-to-read recipes with detailed explanations and images
- Maximize your learning with short tutorials that tell you exactly what you need to know without all of the fluff
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 356 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2010
ISBN : 1849680949
ISBN 13 : 9781849680943
Author(s) : Matt Traxinger
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Cookbooks, Microsoft Dynamics, Enterprise, Microsoft, .NET
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Strings, Dates, and Other Data Types
Chapter 2: General Development
Chapter 3: Working with Tables and Records
Chapter 4: Designing Forms
Chapter 5: Report Design
Chapter 6: Diagnosing Code Problems
Chapter 7: Roles and Security
Chapter 8: Leveraging Microsoft Office
Chapter 9: OS Interaction
Chapter 10: Integration
Chapter 11: Working with SQL Server
Chapter 12: The RoleTailored Client
The book is divided into 112 recipes that go from the noddy stuff (like basic building blocks of programming NAV) to pretty advanced topics that require creating .NET controls and automations using Visual Studio
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Errata- 1 submitted: last submission 31 Jul 2012
Errata type: Typo | Page number: 42
The step 9 should be "Write the following code in the ChangeCustomerNameRef function:" instead of "Write the following code in the ChangeCustomerName function:"
What you will learn from this book
- Learn basic programming concepts like variables, loops, and conditionals
- Build tables and perform complex actions on their data
- Design different types of forms to display and interact with business data
- Create reports to present information from multiple areas of the system
- Write C# .NET code that will work inside the NAV client
- Learn advanced security techniques including integrating your code with Active Directory
- Build solutions that work with the entire Microsoft Office suite of products
- Write code to interact with the Windows file system and registry
- Create objects to send your data to other applications and read data from other databases
- Learn to work with SQL Server and execute basic queries against the NAV database
- Design solutions for the Role Tailored Client
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a business management solution that helps simplify and streamline highly specialized business processes such as finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. ERP systems like NAV thus become the center of a company's day-to-day operations. When you learn to program in an environment like this it opens up doors to many other exciting areas like .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook will take you through interesting topics that span a wide range of areas such as integrating the NAV system with other software applications like Microsoft Office, creating reports to present information from multiple areas of the system, and so on. You will not only learn the basics of NAV programming, but you will also be exposed to the technologies that surround the NAV system such as .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.
The first half of the cookbook will help programmers coming to NAV for the first time by walking them through the building blocks of writing code and creating objects like tables, forms, and reports.
The second half focuses on using the technologies surrounding NAV to build better solutions. You will learn how to write .NET code that works with the NAV system and how to integrate the system with other software applications like Microsoft Office or even custom programs. You will also discover some of the features of the Role Tailored Client including creating Pages and custom add-ins.
A set of to-the-point tutorials to quickly teach you what you need to know about NAV Programming
You won't find any fluff here. This book is written in a direct, to-the-point style to help you get what you need and continue working in NAV. At the same time it provides enough explanation so that you understand what we are doing and why it is necessary.
In many programming books you will find yourself searching through paragraph after paragraph to try to find what you are looking for. That's not the case here. Each recipe starts with a short description of what it will teach. It is immediately followed with directions, usually with illustrations, of how to perform the task. You will find the explanation of the code at the end, along with some advice for further reading or other tasks you might be interested in.
Who this book is for
If you are a junior / entry-level NAV developer then the first half of the book is designed primarily for you. You may or may not have any experience programming. It focuses on the basics of NAV programming. It would be best if you have gone through a brief introduction to the NAV client.
If you are a mid-level NAV developer, you will find the second half more useful. These chapters explain how to think outside of the NAV box when building solutions.
There are also recipes here and there that senior developers will find useful.