In this post I will demonstrate how to start the development environment, how to connect to a database and how to open the object designer.
First, start the development environment from the Start Menu:
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment is now started. In the menu bar now click File > Database > Open
Now fill in the SQL Servername where the Business Central database resides. If you are using a named instance on your SQL server like I do please then also please specify the instance. After changing the Authentication to Windows Authentication you should be able to select the Business Central database:
Now after pressing the OK button in the Open database window you will see the ‘plain old’ Object Designer.