9th April 2010
Most of modification I do, I try to reuse them in other projects. I have built this generic integration objects that can be used in 80 % of the integration scenarios that NAV integrates with other systems. I’ve built it in 2009 sp1 and one of our clients was running on 5.0. As you probably know, loading fob from 2009 into older version is not possible. It crashes older NAV clients. The workaround is to export them from 2009 as text and then removing 2009 specific areas out of the text file and then importing them into 5.0 or older executables. I’m sure many partners and VARS are in same scenarios. They do their development on latest version of NAV and back port it to older version if required.
I’ve built this tool that takes a text file and automatically removes 2009 sp1 properties and allows it to import the text file into 5.0 or older version.
I have testing this all nav standard objects by loading them from 2009 into 5.0 sp1.
Remember you do not need to the tool for forms, dataports, and codeunits. This works for tables and xmlports and reports.
Here is the link.