Tag Archives: Page Design

Tip #40 | Maximum on Promoted fields on Fasttab

Ok, I admit this is not a tip, but information I found out today and could not find anywhere in documentation.

I am upgrading one of my longer running customers to NAV2015 (eventually). So one of the tasks is to make pages for these creative forms with many fields.

I thought to be smart and save some real estate by promoting a fast tab with a lot of flags. I had 8 flags, so I expected a fasttab with 8 occurances of Yes or No.

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Instead, there are only 5 promoted fields. (Nee means No in Dutch).

So I started experimenting, searching on internet and testing in 2015, since I am making the pages in 2009R2 for a hybrid phase.

It seems that there is a limit of promoted fields on fasttabs to 5. Don’t ask me why. Must be something someone thought make sense as a decision for the entire NAV community.

So, Microsoft: Please remove this limitation, or at least make it like 10 or so.

Tip #23 – The ‘Return’ Shortcut

Today I spent some time at a customer creating a new role center for Dynamics NAV CRM users.

One of the challenges we had was to create a My To-Do list on the Role Center that was based on the actual table. All went well until we started to test and compare to My Customers.

We could not get the double click on the lines to open the To-Do card.

So we started to ‘Find The Differences’ process. It is like playing the picture game with my kids.

Then, after trying out a few things we found this in the My Customer action properties…

Amazing isn’t it! Because return (hitting the Enter key) is the same as double clicking the line it works. [:P]

So now, let’s implement one of my favorite features.

Go to the General Ledger Entries page (20) and open the actions.

And make Navigate the default action!

So  now when I double click an entry it will Navigate.

Dear Microsoft, can you please implement this. [8-|]

Enjoy…