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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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Design for Updating

One must differentiate between "updating" a system and "upgrading" a system. In general, most of the NAV development work we will do is modifying individual NAV systems to provide tailored functions for end-user firms. Some of those modifications will be created as part of an initial system configuration and implementation, i.e. before the NAV system is in production use. Other such modifications will be targeted at a system that is being used for day to day production. All these cases are "Updating".

Upgrading is when you implement a new version of the base code and port all the previously existing modifications into that new version. We will cover issues involved in upgrading later.

Any time you are updating a production system ...

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