A small but important change often slips under the radar of the What’s New kinds of documents. One of those is the standard length of the Name field in G/L Account table. I’ve just noticed that in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 the length of this field has been increased from 30 characters to 50 characters.
While this seams a minor thing, it’s actually a huge improvement. If 30 characters was not enough in previous versions, increasing it was not a simple thing to do, and required you to change thirty or so other objects as well. It was in fact one of those annoying things that you better got used to, rather than changed. Yes, I’ve seen customers who insisted on changing it, but most of them simply gave in.
In NAV 2013, this change is not only about G/L Account – the length of all Name and Description fields in all master tables has been consistently set to 50. In the previous versions of NAV the length varied between 30 and 50, but now all of the master table Name and Description fields are of length 50.
A small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.
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Thanx for pointing this out, Vjeko (or was it Waldo 😉 ).
For those who are using local versions where the G/L Account field “No.” was localized to Text 20. This should now have been reverted back to Code 20 (like in W1). I could not check it myself yet (too much time to download a e.g. Spanish beta), but please DYI>
For some more background: http://dynamicsuser.net/blogs/vanvugt/archive/2010/12/31/g-l-account-as-text-instead-of-code.aspx
Thanx for sharing this, Vjeko (or wqs it Waldo 😉 ).
Luc, did I miss Waldo talk about this? When, where? If he really did, the least I can do here is point back to his post and give him some credit for noticing this first.
Luc, in NAV 2013 spanish version, G/L account Nº is now code 20.
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About “Waldo”: just teasing as on one of your blogs someone wrote a commont addressing you as Waldo. 😉
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