Navision Terms A to D


Active − Used to describe the window or button that is being used or is selected.
Only one window or one button can be active at a time. When a window is
active, the color of the title bar changes to assist you in determining which
window is active. When a button is active, the name changes color.

Application Area − One of the main functional areas of the program in which a
user selects to work, e.g. General Ledger, Inventory, etc.

Application Window − The window in the program on which the rest of the
work in the program is based. In Navision, it is the empty area where all
windows are opened, and where the program, company and database names
appear, as well as the menu bar and Toolbar.

Arrow Keys − A group of keys on the keyboard used to move up, down, to the
right and to the left; these keys can be used instead of the mouse to move through
the program.

AssistButton − One of four buttons that are accessed using the F6 function key;
Drill-down, Look Up, Options and Ellipsis.

Backup − A file you create which contains a copy of your data.

Batch job − A routine that processes selected entries according to general or
specific guidelines. Examples include Close Income Statement.

BLOB − An acronym for Binary Large Object, used to store bitmaps such as a

Boolean − A data type that is used to indicate one of two values: TRUE or
FALSE; a typical use may be in a Check Box field.


Browse − Move within a window or from window to window on the screen, one
way to browse would be to use the recorder buttons.

Button − Buttons are found in almost all of the windows and dialog boxes in the
program. They may be Ordinary buttons such as OK, Yes and No. They may be
Function buttons which initiate a function, batch job or report. In addition, there
are Menu buttons which have a downward-pointing triangle on them and they are
found on the majority of windows. When clicked, they display a menu from
which you can, for example, select a function, open a different window or open a

Card Windows − A data view which shows information about one customer,
vendor, item, etc. Card Windows generally have a series of tabs at the top.

Check Boxes − Boolean fields that are used to indicate a function is turned on
when checked and not turned on if left blank.

Clear − To clear something means to delete it; it may be used for a field or a
complete line.

Close − Used to exit a window or the program; accessed by pressing ESC,
clicking FILE→CLOSE or by clicking the X button in the upper right hand corner of
a window.

C/OCX − An interface used to expand the C/Side development environment.
This may include OLE or OCX controls.

C/ODBC − A tool used to export accounting information from into other
programs that then are used to perform graphical analysis and word processing
functions; Open Database Connectivity.

Codeunit − A function that performs a process, such as posting or creating
orders. One of seven Object types in Navision.

Command Button − Buttons which initiate a function, batch job or report.

C/SIDE − The Navision development environment.

Database − Where all the information in is stored; it includes customizations for
your company.

Dataport − A method of importing or exporting information in and/or out of
Navision. One of seven Object types in Navision.

Debugger − A tool used to diagnose where an error message or error is occurring
in Navision. Accessed under TOOLS→DEBUGGER.

Designer − The interface used to modify or design additional forms, reports,
tables, dataports, XMLports, codeunits, and menusuites for Navision. You must
purchase special permissions to be able to use designer.

Dialog Box − Windows that display to obtain more information on an action that
you want to start.

Dimension − Data that you can add to an entry so that Navision can group
entries with similar characteristics and easily retrieve these groups for analysis

Documents − A report that prints one transaction at a time. Documents are
normally sent outside your company to Vendors, Customers or Tax Reporting

Drill Down − One of four types of AssistButtons. The downward arrow indicates
the value in the field is calculated from another table; clicking on the arrow
allows you to view that table.


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