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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 10. External Interfaces

A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures—Ben Shneiderman

In this chapter, we will look at how your NAV processes can interface with outside data sources or targets from NAV and how the outside world (systems and users) can interface with NAV data and objects. Users of the system must communicate with the system by finding the location of the tool that they wish to use. The Menu, provided in NAV by means of the MenuSuites, provides access to the tools.

NAV must also accommodate communication with other software or hardware. Sometimes that communication is either Inside-Out (i.e. instigated by NAV) or Outside‑In (i.e. triggered by the outside connection). When we consider system-to-system ...

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