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From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blogs: MRP Planning Fields in NAV 2013; Multi-License for Development; Platform updates; XMLPorts Issue

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW
June 09 2013

New and Changed Item Setups for MRP Planning in Dynamics NAV 2013: Bob Bergman over at the ArcherPoint blog explains that the MRP planning functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a bit different than previous versions of NAV - something you should be aware of when you're setting up items for MRP planning.

For example, he describes the purpose of the Dampener Period and Dampener Quantity fields in the Planning Tab of an Item Card:

"These fields were in the Manufacturing Setup form in previous versions of NAV. The purpose of these fields is to suppress insignificant "Reschedule" Action Messages. For instance, you could suppress reschedule action messages that are under one week by setting the Dampener Period to 1W. The Dampener Quantity field suppresses "Quantity Change" Action Messages if they are smaller than what is populated in this field."

You can read about the rest of the new fields here.

How to Use Multiple Licenses Simultaneously in Service Tier and Development (And Classic) Environment: On his Dynamics NAV blog, Kriki offers a solution to this problem:

"A partner has multiple databases (at least one per customer) and wants to use, at the same moment, the developer license for development and also the customer license for testing. At the moment, this is quite difficult to do (except creating multiple databases).

"The same problem is at the customer site. The customer works with his license, but sometimes the partner ...

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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.