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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Query

Hi All,

I have a client that uses MS Dynamics NAV, I have never used it and have some knowledge of Databases.

My question is, is the underlying default database a relational database when you first buy the product or do you have to set it up from scratch,
The reason i am asking is because the client has a table with numerous entries in it all assigned to one key, we want to add another key to more clearly identify the data in that table and are being told be the vendor that this is not possible.

My understanding of relational databases, is that you should be able to do this, i will stand corrected on this.

How flexible is NAV as an application to change, if a business needs to change its process?, my client operates a simple warehouse with one item in and out, with some variances on that one item, but nothing complex

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Chinmay Patel

Hi Cian,

I am not a NAV expert but AFAIK Dynamics Products (And similar other products) do not allow a direct modification to the database. If you intend to add a secondary key, that can be facilitated but I do not think apart from being a record identifier it will add any value. If you can throw some light on what you want to achieve by adding this second key, I might be able to provide some help.

PS: Most ERP/CRM products do not allow direct database modification as it might adversely affect when you try to migrate/update database (product patch, version change, on premise to online migration, etc.)


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