Do you know Uniconta?

Because working with D365 BC is not that fun and the features are for small customers too much (they pay for many, what they don’t need), i started with Uniconta. First of all, it is far away from big ERP Systems like NAV and BC. The marketing propaganda says it’s easy to use … So what is the reality?

Uniconta is a new cloud based ERP System. At first view some nice features, quite cheap, very fast, but lacks in some kind in the areas configuration, usability and business logic. It’s quite hard to customize it in that way we know it from NAV. It’s easy to add fields in tables, but not easy to add a button with it’s on functionality. It’s not possible too change existing code, e.g. the posting routines like in Nav often done.


  • Often needed information is not available on the current point, e.g. item ledger entries (i.e. inventory posting entries in uniconta) are not available in the shipment list.
  • Shipment can be created from an order multiple times without changing anything in the system except that there is a new shipment in the list. That’s really disturbing.
  • Creating a shipment does not reduce the item stock. That’s also really disturbing.
  • To post an order only for delivering, but without invoicing was really hard to find out, how this simple basic erp process works in uniconta. that after some needed configuration (sales preferences, activating of some inventory module features) the item quantity of the sales line is removed from stock immediatly when you set up the quantity in the sales line and not after posting, is quite strange. seems that this is a kind of reservation. is this a well considered erp process? not sure …

I tested a lot, found a huge number of programming/logic/translation failures and irritating and/or not translated error messages (some of them are like “error has occured”), wrote a lot, lot mails to the austrian support. It’s tedious … Nevertheless, maybe i will continue, will see, if i have the time …

In the end, who knows, maybe it will be developed into the right direction. Hopefully the bugs will be fixed and the usability & the business logic will be better.

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Error when opening Whse. Shipment page

Got following error after creating a Whse. shipment from a sales order in Nav 2017 when opening the Whse. Shipment from page “Whse. Shipment Lines”:

The record that you tried to open is not available. The page will close or show the next record.

The first strange thing is, the message is an info box, not an error message. After analysing the data in the sales order and tables Whse. Shipment Header and Whse. Shipment Line no error found. So what’s up? Also debugging did not really help, the debugger did not jump to the line, where the info box is created.

In the end i found out, that the reason for the strange behaviour was following: I created a new location for some tests, but forgot to add my user to the whse. employees, but that was not shown. The causal reason in the code: When opening page 7335 Whse. Shipment from page “Whse. Shipment Lines” following code is called in OnOpenPage trigger:

ErrorIfUserIsNotWhseEmployee() // from table 7320 Whse. Shipment HeaderIF USERID = '' THEN BEGIN  WhseEmployee.SETRANGE("User ID",USERID);  IF WhseEmployee.ISEMPTY THEN   ERROR(Text002,USERID);END;

Nice code, but what happens, if WhseEmployee.ISEMPTY is not empty? No error message is shown, but the info message from above with senseless text, which has nothing to do with the original error. Here it’s not checked, if there is a whse. employee created for the current user and the given location of the sales order. Thx microsoft.

What’s needed to correct the behaviour? Change above code to:

IF USERID = '' THEN BEGIN  WhseEmployee.SETRANGE("User ID",USERID);  WhseEmployee.SETRANGE("Location Code","Location Code");  IF WhseEmployee.ISEMPTY THENERROR(Text002,USERID);  END;

You should also change Text002 to “You must first set up user %1 as a warehouse employee for location %2.”.


Error Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav Types.Exceptions NavNCLFieldNotFoundException occured

Quite strange error occured during an upgrade process from Nav 2009 to Nav 2013 after upgrade step 1, when starting Nav 2013 RTC. The RTC simply crashed. The event log entries are the following:

Application: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exeFramework Version: v4.0.30319Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.Exception Info: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.Exceptions.NavNCLFieldNotFoundException
Exception Info: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Types.Exceptions.NavNCLFieldNotFoundException at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ConnectionStateManager.CallServer[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]](Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.CallServerMethod`1, Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ServerCallOptions) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ConnectionStateManager.CallServer[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]](Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.CallServerMethod`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ServerInvocationHandler.CallServer[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]](Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.CallServerMethod`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ServiceConnection.CallServer[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]](Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.CallServerMethod`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.ServiceConnection.OpenCompany(System.String) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.Builder.CompanyInitializer.OpenCompany(System.String) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.FormBuilder.BuilderSession.OpenCompany(System.String) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.FormBuilder.BuilderSessionInitializer.InitializeCore() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.FormBuilder.BuilderSessionInitializer.Initialize() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.Builder.Initialize() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.UISession.Initialize() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.NavWinFormsClientSession.InitializeUISession() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.Windows.ClientSessionBase.SetupSessions() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.Windows.ClientSessionBase.InitCore() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.NavWinFormsClientSession.InitCore() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.ClientSessionCore.Init() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Framework.UI.Windows.ClientSessionBase.Run() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.NavClientErrorHandler.ExecuteAndCatchExceptions(System.Func`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.ExceptionHandler.DoExecute(System.Func`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.StartWinFormsClient.RunCore() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.StartWinFormsClient.Run(Boolean) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinClient.StartWinFormsClient.RunAndDispose() at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.Program.ExecuteNormally(System.Func`1) at Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.Program.Main(System.String[])


Name of faulty app: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe, Version: 7.0.46056.0, time code: 0x57475c32Name of faulty module: KERNELBASE.dll, Version: 10.0.10586.306, time code: 0x571afb9aerror code: 0xe0434352error offset: 0x000bdae8ID of faulty process: 0x292cStart time of faulty app: 0x01d2334b59f3c13d

The error means: There is a default field or function missing in a master data table needed on load process of RTC.

After debugging and comparing with cronus database, it turned out, the reason was a missing default field in master data table “marketing setup”. after adding that field and other missing default fields and functions in master data setup tables  the RTC started correctly.

The main reason was, that the developer did a very sloppy object upgrade, made not the needed comparision step with cronus database to check which fields are missing, also skipped other needed steps.

So if you get that error, either restart object upgrade or check at least all master data tables (setup tables, config tables, document tables, customer, vendor, item, …).


Cannot build the page XX. The metadata object Table 0 was not found.

This error can occur during or after an upgrade process.

In the source table of the page there is a field with a wrong tablerelation, in that case with value “Table 0”. That can occur, if the selected table in the table relation was moved, removed or renamed, especially, if that table is a custom table or a table part of a module.

Edit the source table of that page, check all fields with tablerelations. Replace value “Table 0” with the correct value.


Cannot create an instance of an Automation Server with CLSID = {GUID}

If you get that kind of error, in most cases that means the automation, which should be registered with that given GUID in your system is missing or misconfigured. In both cases the system does not know the common name of the system. That’s why you get that cryptic message.


Search the web (e.g., to get more information about the automation. The given GUID is unique worldwide! So you’ll get the name for the automation quite easy. The variable name, where the automation is used, is also a hint for the name, also comments in the code.
Then search for the file on the server using windows explorer, where the nav service is installed and where you want to run the nav object (report, table, codeunit, …), if that automation file (dll) is physically installed.

  • If you do not find it, then it’s missing. download it from the vendor or install the missing software, which includes that automation.
  • If you find the file, then it was not registered correctly. In that case you need to run the registry tool regsrv32. First uninstall, then re-install the automation:
    Regsvr32 [/u] [/n] [/i[:cmdline]] <full path to dllname>
    for more details and troubleshooting follow this.

Typical GUIDs according that issue:

  • 000208D5-0000-0000-C000-000000000046: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
  • 248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D: Winsock Control 6.0
  • DB07BCE5-B131-11D3-9219-00002430F8E2: CFront Plus
  • F5078F18-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221: MS XML 4.0 (or 6.0)

If you can’t find the GUID on the web, then it is probably a custom automation developed by yourself or a vendor years ago.


How to vote on Microsoft.Connect

Weeks ago i’ve voted for a new dynamics nav feature. It was not easy  to do that. Other people had also problems with that. So for those, who also like to suggest new features or ask for hotfixes, there is a guide:

  • Goto
  • Sign in with your Live account or create one: Top right corner, drop down list, select `Microsoft Account`. To sign in you need special product permissions. If you get a “Access denied” message, you have to less permissions. Then please contact your nav partner or microsoft support.
  • After logging in, search through the product directory for Dynamics NAV and join the NAV Group. That’s needed for further options.
  • Select then Microsoft Dynamics from the drop down in the top right.
  • There you click “Search existing” and search for “Notifications”, then select the bug/feature from the list.
  • Now you can vote . If you want, you can write a feedback e.g. “That’s an annoying bug, the customers call me every day, …”.

Error: An attempt was made to change an old version of a “Sales Line” record

When posting e.g. a Warehouse Shipment or an other document concerning direct or indirect table “Sales Line”, then following error can occur:

An attempt was made to change an old version of a “Sales Line” record. The record should first be reread from the database. This is a programming error. Identification fields and values: …

Technical Detail:
This error occurs, when “Sales Line”.modify is called.

The code was customized. Along the call chain the same “Sales Line” record is modified before the call, where the error occurs. That means there is a customized code (maybe in CU 80 or table “Sales Line”), where some fields are changed, then “Sales Line”.modify is called. After that “Sales Line”.modify is called a second time. That is not allowed.

If you did not change the code by yourself, contact the colleague, who made the last changes or contact your NAV Partner. First challenge is to find the position, where “Sales Line”.modify is called first.
Hint: Debug the function, which causes the error and set a breakpoint into trigger OnModifyDatabase in CU 1. This trigger is called each time command modify is called.
When the position is found, change the code. If possible remove the first “Sales Line”.modify call.
Other solution: Reload the “Sales Line” record at the second position (where the error occurs) before calling modify with GET, then write the needed field changes, then call modiy.


Error: You do not have the following permissions on CodeUnit ApplicationManagement: Execute

If you get following error:

then your nav user account has to less rights to work with the RTC client. This kind of error is normally shown, when you start the RTC client.

Reasons for that error can be:

  • You work with a database which comes from outside of your windows domain
  • Your permission set was changed

To solve that issue best you open SSMS (Sql Server Management Studio) and view table “User”. Search for your windows/nav account in field “User Name”. To go further you need the value in field “User Security ID”. Remember that value.

Then edit table “Access Control” and look for the same value in field “User Security ID”.

Change the “Role ID” value to SUPER, click the ENTER key to assign the change.

After that restart the RTC client and change your user settings as needed.


Error: Table 2000000009 has no name

If you get following error:

then the database is corrupted. In detail it means sql view “Session” is missing in the database! This can be a result of a crashed backup/restore process or a failed conversion process.

It can be, that View “Database File” is also missing. Although it is possible to restore the missing view e.g. from a (not changed) default cronus database, it won’t help, but you can give it a try. You can restore a new cronus database from the nav 2009 setup, subfolder SQLDemoDatabase\CommonAppData\Microsoft\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\60\Database.

In most cases it’s needed to restore the database from an earlier backup. If you do not have a backup strategy for your databases – but you should have – then export all changed nav objects as text files from the current, crashed database and start with a new database on base of a cronus database. then import/migrate the changed nav objects. after that re-compile all nav objects and restart the nav service.

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