This five-day instructor-led course focuses on the capabilities and features of the Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2013 Development Environment. It explains the basic development concepts in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, and provides an overview of the C/AL programming language and various object types.
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This five-day instructor-led course focuses on the capabilities and features of the Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2013 Development Environment. It explains the basic development concepts in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, and provides an overview of the C/AL programming language and various object types. It also introduces new development capabilities, including reporting, queries, and .NET Framework interoperability.
At Course Completion
- Present the basic object types in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
- Describe fundamental aspects of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.
- This includes the UI, application objects, and basic metadata concepts.
- Explain the physical and logical database structure.
- Explain the features for multi-developer environments.
- Explain the concepts of tables and table components.
- Examine the concept behind primary and secondary keys, and explain how to set them.
- Create a simple table with primary and secondary keys, and add data to the table.
- Review the concept of table relations.
- Set table relations with a filter and condition.
- Describe special table fields.
- Use special table fields to improve table features.
- Explain the concepts of pages and page components.
- Describe Page Designer and Action Designer.
- Create a simple page and add basic controls to the page.
- Provide an overview of different page types and their characteristics.
- Discuss best practices in designing pages.
- Create a Card page, add a container, FastTabs, and fields.
- Create a List page and link it to the Card page.
- Create a main page and a Part page, and link the two pages.
- Describe the concepts and basic use of C/AL code elements.
- Describe the concepts of data types, simple data types, and complex data types.
- Explain the concepts of identifiers, variables, and syntax.
- Explain the syntax of identifiers.
- Explain the scope of variables.
- Explain the initialization of variables.
- Create a simple codeunit to show how to define variables, assign data types, and investigate several default values that are initialized for several data types.
- Explain the concepts of assignment, statement, and assignment statements.
- Describe the syntax of statements and introduce the statement separator.
- Describe automatic type conversions for string, numeric, and other data types.
- Use assignment statements and the Symbol Menu.
- Understand the concepts of expressions, terms, and operators.
- Describe the syntax of an expression.
- Describe the string operator.
- Use the string operator.
- Describe the MAXSTRLEN and the COPYSTR functions.
- Use the MAXSTRLEN and the COPYSTR functions in an expression.
- Define numeric expressions, arithmetic operators, and operator precedence.
- Describe the arithmetic operators, and provide examples.
- Use the arithmetic operators and examine the operator precedence.
- Define relational and logical operators and expressions.
- Describe how to use relational expressions for comparison.
- Describe how to use relational expressions for set inclusion.
- Describe how to use logical expressions.
- Use logical and relational expressions in a page.
- Define conditional statements and Boolean expressions.
- Describe the IF statement, the IF-THEN, and IF-THEN-ELSE syntax.
- Describe the EXIT statement and code indentation.
- Describe the CASE statement and the syntax of the CASE statement.
- Define compound statements and comments.
- Describe the syntax of compound statements with BEGIN and END.
- Understand the concepts of nested IF statements and the rule of correct indentation.
- Describe the syntax of comments.
- Use the IF, EXIT, CASE, and compound statements in a page.
- Test knowledge about C/AL statements.
- Define arrays and describe the components of arrays.
- Describe the syntax of arrays.
- Explain the power of arrays.
- Describe how to use strings as arrays of characters.
- Introduce repetitive statements that are available in C/AL.
- Use arrays and repetitive statements in a page.
- Describe the WITH statement, record variables, and the syntax of the WITH statement.
- Explain the concepts of functions and parameters.
- Explain the C/AL Symbol Menu.
- Describe the use and syntax of data access, filtering, and manipulation functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of user interaction functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of string functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of system functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of date functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of number functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of array functions.
- Describe the use and syntax of several other important functions.
- Provide an overview of the benefits of creating custom functions.
- Explain the concepts of local functions and local variables.
- Create custom functions in a page and call the functions from Actions.
- Explain the concepts of reports and report components.
- Provide an overview of different report types and their characteristics.
- Describe the difference between the logical and the visual design of reports and introduce Report Designer.
- Describe the logical design of a report.
- Create the data model for a new report by defining data items in the Report Dataset Designer.
- Describe the visual design of a report and introduce Microsoft Visual Studio Report Designer.
- Design the report layout.
- Introduce Request Page Designer.
- Design the Request Options page.
- Explain the concepts of grouping and totaling in a report.
- Create a grouping and totaling for a report.
- Add advanced features to a report.
- Describe the fundamentals of an XMLport and its components.
- Review how to design XMLports.
- Explain the Request page functionality.
- Describe how to use XMLports from C/AL code.
- Create XMLports for export and import with XML format.
- Create XMLports for export and import with a fixed and a variable text format.
- Explain the concepts of codeunits.
- Provide an overview of designing codeunits.
- Provide an overview by using codeunits.
- Define variables and functions in a codeunit.
- Use the SMTP Mail codeunit.
- Explain the .NET Interoperability features.
- Describe the concept of constructors.
- Communicate between client-side and server-side objects.
- Describe how to respond to events that are raised by .NET objects.
- Examine mapping between C/AL and .NET data types.
- Review the most important C/AL functions for managing .NET objects.
- Use arrays, collections, and enumerations.
- Explain how to stream data between C/AL and .NET objects.
- Present the Query Designer and its features
- Explain the principles of the query design process
- Show how to select, join, filter, aggregate, and order data
- Demonstrate how to access queries from C/AL code
- Explain how to export data from queries.
Students looking to take this course (80436) must already have the following technical knowledge:
- Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
- Basic knowledge of programming concepts and programming languages.