In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, there are a wide range of methods to interface. Each method is useful for certain types of interfacing and less useful for other types. We will discuss all available methods in the C/SIDE development platform.
Flat files and XML files are both supported by Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Flat files have been available since the introduction of the product in 1995 using data ports for the classic clients.
XML support was introduced in Version 3.60 as an extra option for data ports. Version 4.0 introduced the
XMLPort object that replaced the data port for importing and exporting XML files.
Currently in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013,
XMLPort objects are used both for XML and flat files. Additionally, C/AL ...