With the introduction of NAV2015 Microsoft has reinvented the totals on subpages like on the “Purchase Invoice”. A feature that we know well from the classic world. I don’t think accounting people would like to press F7 or check the statistics every time they want to check the totals before posting. So this feature must be reintroduced.
To get started I will first explain the behavior of this feature.
When you add, change or delete a line to an invoice for example the system will automatically calculate the invoice totals and present them in the subpage.
Every now and then a blue link button appear saying “Totals or discounts may not be up-to-date. Choose the link to update” when opening an invoice.
As you already know Microsoft releases a Cumulative update every month. This update not only includes application fixes but also new client and server components. Recently I ran into a problem after copying the dll’s of the RTC and Service manually. When I restarted the service and try to connect I got stuck.
Instead of opening the client, I got the not very much saying error “The server ‘DynamicsNAV80’ was unable to process the request. The application will close”.
So, my reflex was to go to the server and check the Event Log.
There I found an even more none saying error “An item with the same key has already been added”.
I just came back from a very nice vacation in the Ardeche (France) where the temperature was between 35°C and 39°C.
Most of my time I was in the pool or the river to cool down. It was great to have some family time with my girlfriend and our 3 boys. And as always time flies and the vacation was too short. J
During this vacation Plataan and Microsoft has published my very first “How Do I” video.
The experience was nice and I hope you like the outcome.
Have you ever been wondering how a certain value has been changed or from which part in NAV a record has been deleted. So did I and I needed to find the exact code where the value was updated or the record was deleted.
To track the table changes you can use the “Change Log” functionality, but there you can only see who has changed a value and when they did.
So, I have been searching for a why and I came past the GETERRORCALLSTACK function.
This function give me the overview of what triggers NAV has did before showing me an ERROR.
The only problem is that I don’t have an error to raise. I only have a value that is changed or a record that was deleted.
Designing reports in NAV is a time consuming task. Microsoft has made several changes since the introduction of RDLC. But still partners must budget enough time to create custom layouts.
In NAV2015 Microsoft introduced the possibility to create custom designs from the Windows client instead of the development environment.
This feature lets end users design their own layouts. So that partners can reduce budget. I think end users love this feature but now partners can have helpdesk questions with the following error.
Ok, this error doesn’t say much for the end user and they have no clue how to fix.