How to set up the Change Log Cloud "remote" tool to your Dynamics 365 & NAV database

Get more database storage for Microsoft dynamics 365 & NAV by setting up the Change Log Cloud “remote” now. Improved logging, usability and server stability for your NAV change log database. Increase overall performance of your system. 

Table of Contents

1) Create a snapshot in Object Analyzer

1.1) After creating an Object Analyzer account, you will need to create a snapshot

Go to on the top menu. Press

1.2) For the Change Log Cloud you do NOT have to upload your Dynamics objects

Before filling in any snapshot information, simply mark the field “Create without objects” at the bottom left

1.3) Enter a custom name for the snapshot. Optionally add the version and a description

1.4) Press “Create”

Create a snapshot without C/AL objects

exclamation mark for snapshots explanation

It’s important to mark the “Auto Update Snapshot” box, so that you can proceed with creating the snapshot. Otherwise the “create” button will remain greyed out. 


If you would like to have objects added to the snapshot before creating the snapshot, fill in the snapshot details as described in the get started with snapshots guide. Choose either option 1 (copy objects over) or option 2 (uploading a .txt file) to upload your objects to Object Analyzer.

2) Configure a snapshot for the Change Log Cloud

2.1) When your snapshot is ready, go to “Snapshots” and select your newly created snapshot. 

2.2) On the “Snapshot Details” page, move to the “Change Log Cloud Configurations” tab at the bottom of the page and press “Create configuration”.

3) Set up the NAV/BC connection, authentication and web service configuration

3.1) Follow the instructions for each configuration, and fill in the necessary information marked with * about your web services. 

3.2) Save your changes. A notification at the bottom right will show, whether the configuration was successfully saved and set up. 

Your snapshot should now be fully configured for the Change Log Cloud. It should also be listed under the “Change Log Cloud” menu at the top of the Object Analyzer interface.

4) Where to apply filters with the Change Log Cloud feature

4.1) Enter the Change Log Cloud on the main menu in Object Analyzer. Your newly created snapshot should be listed here. 

4.2) PressChange Log icon to the left of your snapshot name to enter the Change Log Cloud overview and filters options.

4.3) You should now be able to set and apply your own custom filters, search by user and choose a time frame. The data from your change log should also appear, if the connection was set up right. 

Change Log filters no data

That was it for this setup guide. Let us know if you need further guidance or have questions about the Change Log Cloud “remote”. Send us an email straight away to support@navtoolbox.com 

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