Monday, December 4, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Install - Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

Hi Readers,

Just to remind everyone - I will be out until 31-Dec-2017 and will be very busy with my marriage functions. I will reply to all questions/queries and all articles related to NAV 2018 will be in January 2018 onwards.

In this article just screenshots of Installation that I just completed on NAV 2018 on Windows 10 Enterprise.

Let's Start!

** Remember the installer may restart the computer during installation due to the installation of pre-requisite "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7". If system restarts then just select Repair installation.

Refer System Requirement on MSDN.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Download Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

Hi Readers,

Finally, as expected Microsoft released NAV 2018 today.



Let's download the product and explorer using the New version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

I am and will be busy until Dec-2017 End as I am about the start next phase of my life by getting married in December. I will put new articles with my new release, I call that "Saurav 2.0 / 2018".

You can download NAV 2018 using this link.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

All good things (must) come to an end - NAV 2013 and NAV 2013 R2.

Hi Readers,

Yes, it's true and I feel what the title says "all good things (must) come to an end".

I still remember the good days when NAV 2013 & R2 was released and how happy we were. These two versions played a major role in the Product Future and also the existence of Product.

If you were there with NAV at that time, market rumors were that its time to end NAV as it way behind in terms of technology. Everyone was worried and not ready to change when these versions were released.

Last week Microsoft announced End MainStream Support for NAV 2013 and NAV 2013 R2. Read here on Microsoft Blog.

Today when I look back, I still remember all challenges and learnings that these two releases had. We loved them, learned them and grew with them.

Let's try to remember which bring major changes in product and released with these versions -

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For November 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for Nov 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.



Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For October 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for Oct 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Do I - Test My NAV Web Services.

Hi Readers,

I am working a web Service project with a customer and having trouble in communication because from NAV we actually do nothing related to web service publishing.

Let me try to explain the problem -

If a customer request you to publish a page as web services, for example, "Customer List" Page what we do.

1. We open Web Services page.
2. Add a New record, of Type Page and ID 22 and give a Service Name like cust.
3. Share the URL with the customer.

Now, what if the customer says, there we are unable to consume it to Read, Read Multiple and other web service functions what to do???

Let's discuss some of my findings.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

How To Report SaveAsHTML Pre NAV 2017.

Hi Readers,

Origin of the today's post is a requirement to Save as Report as HTML in NAV 2016. This also brings some learnings for me so thought to share with you all.

Till NAV 2009 (if I remember it correctly) Report.SaveAsHTML was supported but due to design changes in NAV Microsoft decided to obsolete this feature after NAV 2009. But later in NAV 2017, microsoft felt a need to the function and it came back in existence.

But due to this confusion, I have provided a bad estimate and end-up spending good amount of time to translate a report (in my case word layout) to an HTML file.

In this article, we will see how we can transform a word file to an HTML File using DOTNET Components.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For Sep 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for Sep 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Get File Count from a Folder using Dotnet.

Hi All,

Today I want to discuss a code re-write that I had to do on a recent project about file handling.

Scenario -
PDF will be saved in a shared path whenever a purchase invoice is printed. To Generate File Name we were using Purchase Invoice No. and then extending that with an integer.

So if Purchase Invoice (PRO001) Report will be printed for the fifth time, the shared path will already have following files -

PRO001-1.pdf
PRO001-2.pdf
PRO001-3.pdf
PRO001-4.pdf

And Next file name should be PRO001-5.pdf.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 - Email From NAV Part 3.

Hi Readers,

Let's continue what we are discussing from Last two weeks.

To understand the content of this article and use the pattern we are about to discuss in this article you need to go through old articles.

If you haven't read the Part 1 and Part 2 below are the links for same.

Part 1 - Send Email from Navision using a Pattern provided by Microsoft in New version.

Part 2 - Develop a Word Layout for Sales Shipment Report.

In this last article, we will discuss how to use the Pattern & Word Layout for sending an Email.

The idea is Simple - Using word Layout for the Email Body and then use Email Pattern to send Email.

Without Further Delay, let's discuss how we can configure & customize same in NAV 2017.
Thanks to Mohamed Zayed and hope this solves your issue.

** What we are customizing is already part of standard NAV. The article is just for an explanation how to customize if required to be added in some other NAV areas.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For Aug 2017.

Hi All,


Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for Aug 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 - Email From NAV Part 2.

Hi Readers,

Continuing Email From NAV Part 1.

Today I would like to discuss a simple feature that Microsoft introduced in standard NAV for developing word Layout for a Report.

We will use this article in next part.

The Pattern in Developed and Enhanced from Microsoft starting NAV 2015. In today's article, we will discuss how to develop a simple word layout for Report - 208 Sales Shipment Report.

Your comments are awaited for future articles.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For May 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for May 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.


Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 - Email From NAV Part 1.

Hi Readers,

Today I would like to discuss a simple feature that Microsoft is working to be a part of standard NAV or I would say developed a Pattern for, but most of us are still using the old customizing ways which are hard as well as confusing to other developers.

The Pattern in Developed and Enhanced from Microsoft starting NAV 2015. In today's article we will discuss how to use the pattern if we want to send an email from NAV and the in the future article we will discuss other enhancements which can be used instead of customizing NAV.

The idea is Simple - Using base approach and Customize Less, Saves Cost to Customer and hassle for other developers.

Your comments are awaited for future articles.

** This pattern is available from NAV 2015 onwards but for demo, we will be using in NAV 2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For April 2017.


Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for April 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.


Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For March 2017.

Hi All,


Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for March 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.


Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 - Feature OR Bug - Update Item Inventory from Item Card.

Hi Readers,

I left the decision with you that the topic that we are discussing today is a feature or a bug which I found out recently in NAV 2017.

To Me, It's a feature but with my discussion with some professional, I think it depends on customer business how they want to consider this.

For some customers, it might be a feature but for some, they might want to remove it.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For February 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for February 2017.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.

NAV 2016 Cumulative Update Include INDIA.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For January 2017.

Hi All,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for January 2017.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, NAV 2013 R2, NAV 2015, NAV 2016 & NAV 2017.

NAV 2016 Cumulative Update Include INDIA.

**Due to a change in the CRM SDK implemented in December 2016, customers in multi-tenant NAV environments with CRM Integration enabled may find that CRM syncing is disabled or fails intermittently.

Affected versions include NAV 2016 CU14, NAV 2016 CU 15, NAV 2017 CU1 and NAV 2017 CU2.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 - Data Migration.

Hi All,

As With Release of New Version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, we also need to look into the possibility of Upgrade Our Customer Base to it.

In this article, I will share my experience from a Mock Migration From 2016 To NAV 2017.

** Steps remain same if you plan to upgrade from 2013 or later.

So if something that you would be interested in Reading Please go Ahead.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wishing all my Blog Readers - Happy New Year.

Hi Readers,

Time flies when you're having fun, It's being fun and learning with you all from last 06 years.

I still think about it and I am sure without your love, anger, motivations, Suggestions & Questions I would have stopped writing long back.

You were there to correct me, suggest me and help me whenever I needed. You are true motivation behind my writings.