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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 7. Intermediate C/AL

A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program in than some that do—Dennis Ritchie

In the last chapter, we learned enough C/AL to create a basic operational set of code. In this chapter, we will learn more about C/AL functions and pick up a few good habits along the way. The C/AL functions represent a significant portion of knowledge that you will need on a day-to-day basis, as you are getting started as a professional C/AL Developer.

Our goal is to understand more complex C/AL statement types, to be able to competently manage I/O, to create moderately complex program logic structures, and to understand data filtering and sorting as handled in NAV and C/AL. Since the functions and features in C/AL ...

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