OBJECT ANALYZER

Object History

Free search engine tool for NAV and Business Central

Quickly view the complete history of an object in Dynamics NAV or Business Central. Object History is a cloud-based search tool running on Microsoft Azure, ready for use in your browser. 

Why Object History is a great fit for your NAV development workflow

Object History is the true Microsoft Dynamics NAV professional alternative to “googling” the issue. The search function quickly provides the necessary and accurate information, focusing entirely on solving object issues.

Simple search

Simple search

Skip the research part through the official Microsoft pages and instead enter your index number and object type.

Code compare for Dynamics NAV

Code compare function

Object History has a built-in code compare function. For any update, you will be able to perform a code compare to see the exact changes in the object.

Full object overview

Object History includes two overviews, showing either results by object or product version and country code.

Free account

Create a free account today to gain access to all the basic functions and receive 75 coins as a startup gift to try out further services. No additional fees.

undocumented changes

Undocumented changes

View undocumented changes that Microsoft at times does not provide in the official hotfix release notes.

Cloud-based NAV solution

Cloud-based solution

The search engine runs on Microsoft Azure to ensure the safety of your data. Feel secure when doing a search and open it from any browser.

Object History interface for Navision
Magnifying glass and question mark search concept

How to get started

Using the search function requires a login, which can be made freely without additional fees. We will take you through the basic steps fast, so you can get started. 

3 steps before doing the first search

1. Create a new account here at NAVToolbox 

2. Confirm your email and log on

3. Navigate to the Object History menu at the top

 

Then you’re all set for your first search

Start your first search

Enter your search critera. 

Mandatory to do the search you must add the following to complete the search:

  • The type of object
  • An index number

 

Optionally, you can add a product version or a country version to scope down the search further, if too many object results are shown in each overview. 

 

List of specifications in each overview

Information in the top overview sorted by product version and country code:

Exclusive information in the bottom overview sorted by object:

Object History's top overview

Object History's bottom overview

Did you know that...

Object History has a built-in code compare feature

The code comparison is the best feature for object analysis, when looking for changes between the standard code and your custom code. 

Where to find the code compare function

This feature can be found after pressing the hotfix number in the top overview and scrolling all the way to the right. Alternatively, scroll all the way to the right in the bottom overview. 

Look for a small  icon. 

The code compare feature is a pay-per-use feature (currently set to 3 coins per use).

A new browser window will open with a new page to inspect the code. You also get the option to download both versions of the code. 

Code compare for Navision

Compare two versions of the code side by side

green compared code

View undocumented changes

Occasionally Microsoft does not provide any documentation for objects they change as part of a cumulative update. This makes it difficult to identify, whether a particular issue has been officially addressed or if a custom fix should be developed. 

Object History identifies such undocumented changes and makes them visible to you. 

 

Where to find undocumented changes

A notice about undocumented changes can be found in the column “Functional Area” in the bottom overview. 

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Alternatively, you can press one of the numbers in the “Hotfixes” column in the top overview. A new pop-up window will appear with more details. 

 

Find the “Functional Area” column, where undocumented changes are shown. 

Undocumented changes in navision


Missing in Object notifications

The Object History search engine warns you about conflicts between the official release notes from Microsoft and what has been changed for an object in a specific cumulative update release. 

In certain cases Microsoft added the change in a later cumulative update without specifying it in the updates. It will be necessary to manually investigate, whether Microsoft provided the change in a later update. 

alert

  A red warning will show in the column “Missing in Object”, if there is a noticeable conflict. 

Custom and advanced filtering for NAV Objects

Get more out of your search by filtering irrelevant objects from the search. You will here find several ways to narrow down the search. 

In Object History we have provided 3 different ways to filter your search and get the desired results. 

 

Option 1

Use the standard search field

We have provided each overview with a standard search field. Enter what you’re searching info for and get all matching results shown in the columns. Try entering “VAT” and have all other results excluded from the view. 

Option 2

Advanced Search filters

Check the advanced search box to get visible search fields above each column. This allows you to filter information such as other countries away, so only the desired results are shown. 

Option 3

Extended filtering

Press on one of the filter icons to extend the options for further filtering. Choose whether to include or exclude a keyword or phrasing with the “and/or” function. 

Gain an advantage today with Object History

With Object History you can quickly find the whole history of an object, you are looking for. Compared to traditional search methods, this tool provides a much faster overview of objects in Dynamics NAV.

See for yourself how you can search for relevant object hotfixes in no time with this extraordinary search tool and change your approach to database analysis for good.

Learn more about Object Analyzer

Object Analyzer provides many functions and features besides the Object History search tool that can be useful to your organization. We recommend reading more about Object Analyzer’s features and functions.

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