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Extending Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cookbook by Alexander Drogin

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Importing and exporting application objects

Dynamics NAV application objects can be exported in plain text format and edited with external tools. Although editing code outside C/SIDE is not as convenient as doing it in the C/SIDE code editor, this may be useful when, for example, you need to compare different versions of the same object with a file comparison program or export the source file into a code repository.

Objects can also be exported and imported in binary format as .fob files. Binary files cannot be edited directly, so the format is convenient when you do not want to disclose the internal application code. Besides, .fob files do not require a developer's license to be imported, and therefore are used to deploy objects on the customer's ...

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