Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Chapter 1 covers basic definitions as they pertain to NAV and C/SIDE. It also provides an introduction to seven types of NAV objects, Form and Report Creation Wizards, and tools that we use to integrate NAV with external entities, and ends with a brief discussion of how different types of backups and documentation are handled in C/SIDE.
Chapter 2 focuses on the top level of NAV data structure, tables and their structures. You will work your way through hands-on creation of a number of tables in support of an example application. You will review most types of tables found in the out-of-the-box NAV application.
In Chapter 3, you will learn about the basic building blocks of NAV data structure, fields and their attributes, data fields that are available and field structure elements (properties, triggers) for each type of field. This chapter covers the broad range of Data Type options as well as Field Classes, shows you one of the date calculation tools that gives C/AL an edge in business, and discusses the concept of filtering and how it can be considered as you design your database structure.
In Chapter 4, you will review different types of forms and work with some of them, and review all the controls that can be used in forms. You will learn to use the Form Wizard and have a good introduction to the Form Designer. You will expand your example system, creating a number of forms for data maintenance and inquiry.
In Chapter 5, you will learn about on the structural and layout aspects of NAV Report objects. Also, you will experiment with some of the tools and continue to expand your example application.
Chapter 6 will help you learn about the General Object Designer Navigation as well as more specific navigation of individual (Table, Form, Report) Designers. This chapter also covers variables of various types created and controlled by the developer or by the system, basic C/AL syntax, and some essential C/AL functions.
Chapter 7 covers a number of practical tools and topics regarding C/AL coding and development. You will learn about C/AL Symbol Menu and how it assists in development. This chapter also discusses various Computation, Validation and Data Conversion functions, Dates, Flowfields and SIFT, Processing Flow Control, Inputâ€“Output, and Filtering functions.
In Chapter 8, you will review a number of tools and techniques aimed at making the life of a NAV developer easier and more efficient. There is also a section on Code Analysis and Debugging.
Chapter 9 will help you deal with software design for NAV. It will help you with the design of NAV modification, creating a new function area or enhancing an existing functional area, and also provides you with the information needed for designing a new NAV application.
Chapter 10 focuses on interfaces with NAV. Overall, you will learn about MenuSuites, Dataports, XMLports, and advanced Interfaces in this chapter.
Chapter 11 will help you become even more productive in C/AL development. It provides some tips for design efficiency and it will help you learn about updating and upgrading the system and more about enjoying working with NAV.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) is a well established Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, part of the Microsoft Dynamics family.
Renowned for its challenging learning curve, Dynamics NAV is a complex piece of software with a unique design structure and, for developers learning to modify or enhance it for vital business purposes, the task can sometimes be overwhelming.
This book will ease you through the complexities of NAV application development. You will learn the skills and develop the confidence to tackle your own critical NAV applications. This book will act as your experienced NAV programming mentor, helping you to become productive as a NAV developer much more quickly.
From basic NAV terminology and concept definitions, through the essential building blocks of NAV data structure and objects, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental underlying concepts of NAV. You will learn practical details about NAV object construction and the tools available, including the Table, Form, and Report Designers. You will learn how to use NAV's tools to effectively navigate through the various features of objects, including properties, triggers, and C/AL code and receive practical guidance on ways to develop and test in the unique NAV C/SIDE development environment.
A section on software design for NAV is provided along with tips for efficient design of a new NAV application or enhancing an existing application. With its comprehensive collection of NAV information, this book is not only designed to help you learn, but can act as a reference as well.
|Course Length||14 hours 24 minutes|
|Date Of Publication||7 Oct 2007|