Thursday, 16 April 2015

Introducing “Erik’s NAV Launcher”

Back in the “old” days, developing for NAV / Navision / Financials / Attain etc.. was easy. You needed the FIN.EXE (for FINSQL.EXE) and database, and then you where ready to go !

Not anymore. Since the three-tier architecture came to life, you will need a service tier running, perhaps also a web server.

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Nav 2015 Installation guides & additional materials

I looked for some Nav 2015 tutorials, installation guides, …. Here is the result of the search.

Nav 2015 installation guide:

How to Install Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Additional materials:

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Block Postings

This might be ‘the oldest trick in the book’ but it is still a frequently asked question and therefor I thought it was worth a small blog post.

The question is how do you block/prevent users from posting something in Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

This is actually quite easy. Dynamics NAV has a feature that allows you to limit the dates you can post on by setting a start and ending date, so all you need to do is to set the start date to be after the end date and nothing can be posted. It is that easy!:-)

The dates are set in the General Ledger Setup table using the allowed posting from and allowed posting to fields. Something like below will block posting in Dynamics NAV (since 3/1/15 is after 2/28/15).


Now when you try to post something you will get an error message like below.


Also note that you have the same two fields in the user setup table. If users are setup in this table (and they should not be allowed to post) then you need to either have those fields set the same way or be blank on each of the user (if they are blank Dynamics NAV will use the setup in the General Ledger Setup table).


Preventing posting in a company this way is very useful in some cases. It could for example be that you are implementing Dynamics NAV and prior to go-live you want users to work on master data and orders but not post anything, this will allow this.

Thanks  olof simren( for sharing this information.


Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released

Cumulative Update 6 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:
AU - Australia
AT - Austria
BE - Belgium
CH – Switzerland
CZ – Czech Republic
DE - Germany
DK - Denmark
ES - Spain
FI - Finland
FR - France
IS - Iceland
IT - Italy
NA - North America
NL - Netherlands
NO - Norway
NZ - New Zealand
RU – Russia
SE - Sweden
UK - United Kingdom

Note: You must convert the database if you are upgrading to Cumulative Update 6 from a cumulative update earlier than Cumulative Update 4 (build 39663). For more information, see Converting a Database in Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 

Where to find Cumulative Update 6
You can download the cumulative update from KB 3052226 – Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 (Build 40459). 

Additional Information
For information about how to install the cumulative update, see How to Install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Cumulative Update.

For information about how to work around a recent process change, see How to Get Back the 'Hotfix Directories' from NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1.

For a list of all cumulative updates for this version, see Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

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Sathish C