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  • Productively and effectively use the development tools that are built into Dynamics NAV
  • Understand the strengths of NAV’s development tools and how they can be applied to address functional business requirements
  • Introduction to programming using the C/AL language in the C/SIDE Development Environment
  • Explore functional design and development using C/AL
  • Leverage advanced NAV development features and tools
  • Get to know the best practices to design and develop modifications of new functionality integrated with the standard NAV software

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a full business solution suite, and a complete ERP solution, which contains a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These tools help in greater control over financials and can simplify supply chain, manufacturing, and operations.

This book will take you from an introduction to Dynamics NAV and its integrated development tools to being a productive developer in the Dynamics NAV Development Environment. You will find this book very useful if you want to evaluate the product's development capabilities or need to manage Dynamics NAV based projects. It will teach you about the NAV application structure, the C/SIDE development environment, the C/AL language paired with the improved editor, the construction and uses of each object type, and how it all fits together to build universal applications. With this new edition, you will be able to understand how to design and develop using Patterns and new features such as Extensions and Events.

  • Gain from the insights and methods of industry-leading experts and tailor your applications to best suit the needs of your business
  • Learn through the detailed explanations and useful examples that are presented in a logical, step-by-step manner
  • This comprehensive guide is written with the goals of being used as a classroom text, a self-study text, and as a handy in-depth reference guide
Page Count 706
Course Length 21 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781786468192
Date Of Publication 25 Apr 2017


Mark Brummel

Mark Brummel started working with Navision in 1997 as an end user. He started working for a Navision solution center in 1999 and witnessed the evolution of the product. In 2006, he received the MVP award from Microsoft and started a journey of close involvement in the product. After the migration to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the three-tier architecture and role-tailored user interface, he became a trusted consultant, frequently visiting the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen and speaking at events. Mark was very closely involved in the early ideas of implementing modern programming concepts that are now known as events and extensions. He is currently senior product specialist at ForNAV and a freelance software architect.

David Studebaker

David Studebaker has been designing and developing software since 1962 as a developer, consultant, manager, and business owner. In 1967, David coauthored the first general-purpose SPOOL system, an AT&T / IBM joint project. He has been a founding partner in several firms, most recently Studebaker Technology and Liberty Grove Software. David's publications include a decade of technical reviews for ACM Computing Reviews and a number of articles on shop floor data collection. David originated the Packt series of books on programming Dynamics Business Central (aka Dynamics NAV). He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a life member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Chris Studebaker

Chris Studebaker was a certified environmental consultant working with manufacturing facilities to meet national and state regulations before he started working with Navision in 1999. After working on regulatory reporting, data analysis, project management, and subcontractor oversight, Chris has used those skills to sell, develop, and implement NAV for the past 20 years. He has specialized in retail, manufacturing, job shop, and distribution implementations, mostly in high-user-count, high-data-volume applications. Chris acts in a consulting and training role for customers and for peer NAV professionals. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and has done graduate work at Denmark Technical University.