NAV2016 CU1 | The AltSearchField field property does not work as documented


Whenever I teach a class I always talk about boat anchors and my favorite one is the AltSearchField property.

Luc van Vugt describes it on his blog:

http://dynamicsuser.net/blogs/vanvugt/archive/2014/11/13/let-s-clean-up-nav-3-altsearchfield.aspx

It is one of these features that we inherrited in the Windows version from the Dos version, but it never worked in RTC or other modern clients. This is why I was surprised to see this in the list of fixes for CU1 of NAV2016:

376291 The AltSearchField field property does not work as documented.

After investigation it looks like Microsoft removed the property from the options in the Development Environment.

AltSearchField1

So this is a boat anchor that is now fixed. However…

If you export the G/L Account table to txt it is still there.

AltSearchField2

So it is actually a hidden property.

Thank you Microsoft for starting cleaning up NAV!

I have to start looking for a new favorite boat anchor.

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9 Responses to NAV2016 CU1 | The AltSearchField field property does not work as documented

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  2. Jens Glathe says:

    I don’t see removing a useful functionality as a good thing. The replacement is sub-par. And hiding a property is no cleanup. 🙂

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  6. Lars Westman says:

    Try to rename the field that’s set as AltSearchField…. You’ll get a compilation error and will have to export the object to a text file and remove the hidden property.

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