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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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Filtering

As mentioned earlier, filtering is one of the very powerful tools within NAV C/AL. Filtering is the application of defined limits on the data to be considered in a process. Filter structures can be applied in at least three different ways, depending on the design of the process. The first way is for the developer to fully define the filter structure and the value of the filter. This might be done in a report designed to show only information on a selected group of customers, for example those with an open Balance on Account. The Customer table would be filtered to report only customers who have an Outstanding Balance greater than zero.

The second way is for the developer to define the filter structure, but allow the user to fill in the ...

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