How To Start working with the Business Central Development Environment

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:

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The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment is now started. In the menu bar (up in the left corner) now click File > Database > Open

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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:

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Now after pressing the OK button in the Open database window you will see the ‘plain old’ Object Designer.

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