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Microsoft Dynamics NAV by Mark Brummel, Christopher Studebaker, David Studebaker, David Roys, Vjekoslav Babić, Cristina Nicolàs Lorente, Laura Nicolàs Lorente, Alex Chow

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Summary

In this chapter, we focused on the basic building blocks of the NAV data structure: fields and their attributes. We reviewed the types of data fields, properties, and trigger elements for each type of field. We walked through a number of examples to illustrate most of these elements though we had postponed the exploration of triggers until later, when we had more knowledge of C/AL. We covered Data Type and FieldClass, properties which determine what kind of data can be stored in a field.

We reviewed and experimented with the date calculation tool that gives C/AL an edge in business applications. We discussed filtering, how filtering is considered as we design our database structure, and how the users will access data. Finally, more of our ...

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