Custom charts in NAV 2013 R2; Create users from SQL; Change Log; Zero-client solution installs
A selection of the latest insight from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV blogs:
Custom Business Chart Add-In Example for NAV 2013 R2;
NAV 2013 & NAV 2013 R2 - You do not have access to Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Create User From SQL;
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Change Log;
Zetadocs Express Zero-Client Install Option: One Add-in for All:
Custom Business Chart Add-In Example for NAV 2013 R2
On his Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blog, Olof Simren provides an example of how to create a custom chart in Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 using the business chart control add-in provided by the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.BusinessChart.dll assembly. He says it sounds complicated, but it is actually quite easy. His example shows you how to create a work center load chart that shows the available vs. allocated capacity on a day-by-day basis.
"If you have read some of my previous blog posts (the Custom Progress Bar or Interaction Between Role Center Parts) you know that I am working on a shop floor terminal role center (more for my own training) that this custom chart will be part of. The idea is to provide a graphical representation like the below for the machine operator to see how much work that has been allocated to the work center(s) that he/she is running."
You can see his example here.
NAV 2013 & NAV 2013 R2 - You do not have access to Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Create User From SQL
Saurav Dhyani offers us a post based on a suggestion from Ami Paneri Upadhyay. When a customer sends a database for some help, Sauray says he wants to add himself to the list of users without deleting the customer's users. An alternative challenge would be letting a team of outside developers add themselves to a development copy of a customer database to access their copy of the system.
So what Suaray wants is the following:
A) Add My Windows Login Details in User Table & User Property Table.
B) Add Role to My User in Access Control Table.
What does it take to achieve this goal? For step by step instructions, read on here.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Change Log
On the Boyer & Associates ERP blog, Fred Holst says Dynamics NAV is a configurable system where the effect of changing data element values can have significant effect on your processes. That's why it's important to be able to track manual changes to data that could result in an adverse effect on your business.
Dynamics NAV addresses this issue through the use of the Change Log, a feature that allows the system administrator to identify data fields that are to be monitored. Once it's turned on, NAV will track changes to the specified data including who made the changes, from what, to what and when the changes were made.
Here is how you turn on Change Log in NAV 2013.
Zetadocs Express Zero-Client Install Option: One Add-in for All
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team says it's becoming less desirable to install any client side software and ease of deployment is becoming a key factor when companies choosing software. Modern software needs hybrid options and using deployment methods like ClickOnce, it looks likely to remain that way - for a while longer at least.
The team says that Equisys has released an update to Zetadocs Express that includes the option of a Document FactBox installed on the server and requiring zero client-side software installation. First, the new feature will render on the web client. And for the Windows client it is automatically available to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, deployed remotely using ClickOnce.
You can read more about it here.