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Programming Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV: Create, modify, and maintain applications in NAV 5.0, the latest version of the ERP application formerly known as Navision by David Studebaker

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Chapter 2. Tables

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose—Charles Eames

The basic building blocks of any system are the data definitions. When you consider the full range of capabilities and features built into the table structure for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, that principle is even more applicable. In NAV, the data definitions are made up of tables and, within the tables, the individual data fields exist. Whether you are working on a new application or a tightly integrated modification, the first level of detailed design and development for a NAV application must be the data structure.

In NAV, the table definition can include considerably more than the traditional data fields and keys. The ...

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