Tip #37 | Tracking Shipments from Dynamics NAV [Edited]

NOTE: This blog entry was edited after a comment from one of my readers.

Last week during one of my sessions for the NAVUG Summit one of the attendees asked a question about best practices to track shipments from NAV. The scenario is that you ship via UPS or Fedex and want to see the status. Answering the question, I obviously overdesigned the solution thinking about a factbox with a webservice calling out and displaying the status in the factbox.

Keith Owen came up with a much simpler solution that he already implemented and was willing to share. After publishing the first version of this post I edited it, since I was not aware that this was even a standard feature of NAV.

Hyperlink

Instead of showing the actual status in Dynamics NAV, you run a hyperlink against a predefined URL.

This URL can be stored in the shipping agent table, and from the Sales Shipment you can call the Track Package action.

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Thanks Keith! NAVUG

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4 thoughts on “Tip #37 | Tracking Shipments from Dynamics NAV [Edited]

  1. Are you serious? This is a functionality that exists since NAV Version 5. At the posted shipments you can track the packages.

    P.S. hardcoded Shipping Agent Codes???

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