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Programming Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV 2009 by David Studebaker

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Chapter 6. Introduction to C/SIDE and C/AL

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In the preceding chapters, we introduced the basic building block objects of NAV tables, pages, and reports. In each of these, we reviewed the triggers within various areas such as the overall object, controls, data items, the Request Page, and so on. The purpose of each trigger is to be a container in which C/AL code can reside. The triggers are "fired", that is invoked or executed, when certain predefined events occur.

In this chapter, we're going to begin learning more about the C/AL programming language. We'll start with the basics, but we won't spend a lot of time on those. Many things you already ...

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