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From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blogs: Create a test company; NAV linked views; Enable GIT; Database collations

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

From this week's Microsoft Dynamics NAV blogs:

  • How To Create a Test Company in Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • XACT_ABORT "OFF" Using NAV Linked Views on Linked Servers
  • Enable GIT on Your NAV Developer Preview
  • Database Collations During Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrades

How To Create a Test Company in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

On the ArcherPoint blog, Jamie Hanno wrote that there are some good reasons to have a test company set up for Dynamics NAV, including training new employees, exploring process changes, as well as before adding new functionality or updating existing functionality.

With a test company, you can examine the cause and effect of making changes to your master data (e.g., customers, items, vendors), without affecting your production data, Hanno wrote.

However, you must make a couple of decisions before you create a test company for Dynamics NAV:

Where will it reside? Will the testing company be in the production database or in a test database? Either way, it is good practice to create and update your test company monthly.

How will you copy your production data into the test company?

In his blog post, Hanno creates a test company and explores the options for where to locate it.

You can read about the different options here.

XACT_ABORT "OFF" Using NAV Linked Views on Linked Servers

On his Roberto Stefanetti NAV Blog, Stefanetti wrote that the scenario "NAV with linked views based on linked servers (distributed views) is an interesting one," ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.