Dimensions of woe

So today I wanted to create a simple text variable with 3 dimensions in my extension. Normally no big deal but how on earth do I define dimensions in my variables? It turns out they are now called Arrays. So that is an improvement but the documentation is worthless. And again, nothing to be found…

Get server and database information in AL

Today I wanted to get some basic information about my NAV2018 service and database name in my extension. A quick Google found a lot of useful stuff about this but nothing that was easy enough for me. I really did not want to go messing about with xml or dotNET. This is basic stuff right?…

Confession day, I messed up our extension

Those of you that know me will know that I started working on extensions pretty soon after we upgraded to Dynamics NAV 2018. That has led to a recent go-live of our first two extensions. One is a smaller one, the second is pretty sizeable and has to do with paperless order picking and automatically…

Options and the agony of choice

Choice is agony. How do you discard a whole world of possibility and settle for a single option? The other hard thing about options is how to program the buggers in AL... After finding precisely zero results on Google (I'm sure there is something to be found, I just lack the patience to find it)…

On Harleys, mad gods and Dynamics NAV

I could have named this blog post Living with extensions in a hybrid Dynamics NAV database. The title I went with is far cooler though. And since I write this stuff mostly for my own enjoyment you get stuck with the cool title. You see, a little over a year ago I traded in my…