Before you perform any actions in Object Manager Advanced, you need to update C/AL history and Where Used data of objects in the database. The program will prompt you to do this when needed, or you can update the data manually.
Basic FunctionsThe object explorer retains the basic functions of the object designer in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV development environment - creating, designing, compiling and running objects. To perform these functions, Objects > Object Explorer use the respective buttons in the Object group on the Home tab of the ribbon.
- To create an object, select an existing object of the desired type and then click New . The development environment will open with the corresponding object type designer window.
- To design an object, select the needed object and then click Design . The object will be opened in design mode in the development environment.
- To compile or run an object, select the needed object and then click Compile or Run , respectively.
Export and ImportUsing the object explorer, you can perform export and import of objects in various formats.
ExportThe object explorer offers the following options for exporting objects:
To use these options, select one or more objects that you want to export and go to the Actions tab of the ribbon; in the Export/Import group, click Export and then click the appropriate item:
|Export FOB||Export selected object(s) to a .fob file.|
|Export Text File||Export selected object(s) to a .txt file.|
|Export SplitFOB||Export each of the selected objects to a separate .fob file.|
|Export Split Text Files||Export each of the selected objects to a separate .txt file.|
|Export Object Properties File||Export properties of the selected object(s) to a .obp file.|
More info: Properties
|Export Captions File||Export captions contained in the selected object(s) to a .txt file.|
More info: Translations
|Export Fields File||Export fields of the selected table(s) to a .fld file.|
More info: Compare Fields
|Export Text File in NAV 3.6 Format..Export Text File in NAV2017 Format||Export selected objects to a .txt file for the corresponding version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.|
|Export Data as FAB||Export selected objects to a .fab file|
More info: Action Worksheet
When you click an item, the program will prompt you to browse to a location and provide a name for the resulting file.