NAV 2015, Data field length increasing


We are developing new BI on NAV 2015, while developing we come across that NAV 2015 database has only 20 character length for their primary key fields
My question are as below
1> Can we increase the Primary Key fields length to 40-50 character?
2> How can we do this?
3> What is the downside of increasing the default length 20 to a higher number?

Thank you
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Yes you can, almost anything is possible.

You would need to do this from the developer environment you would also need to change all the reference tables and then you would need to compile everything.
Why do you want to increase the fields and what is it used for?

You can get lots of errors. Nav will crash if you don’t change all the reference fields, this happens in Nav 2013.

Have you been in contact with your Nav partner?


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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
You would also need a developer tool that you would need to run to find out exactly what is referenced.

I should also note that I am in no way a expert in Navision I am merely commenting on personal/previous experience.

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