Responsibility Center fun! :)

A colleague of mine came across this issue which looked like a bug at first.
When I for example have two posted credit memos within a different resposibility center than I’ve set up in for myself or in the company information, this will happen…

This is probably in the application for ages but shouldn’t NAV be intuitive? Since we’ve got notifications now, I would at least expect a notification why some documents are not shown when for example navigating to the Posted Sales Credit Memos list OR completely integrate responsibility centers and let the factbox take the responsibility centers into account (which is a lot of work since this cannot be done with the current FlowFields)

NAV2017 Notifications Part 2: Adding a notification to table 1518 My Notifications

Now we have to decide wheter or not we want add our new notification to table 1518, adding it means we give the user the possibility to disable and add extra conditions (depending on the function we use to add it) to the notification.

In order to add our new notification in table 1518 we have to create a new subscriber function which subscribes to the event called OnInitializingNotificationWithDefaultState in page 1518.
Now we’ve got two functions in table 1518 to choose from:
InsertDefault (basic notification)
InsertDefaultWithTableNum (conditional notification)

If we decide to give the user the possibility to disable the notification we should also check if the notification is enabled before sending it.
We can do that by one of the following functions in table 1518:
– IsEnabled (checks if present/enabled)
– IsEnabledForRecord (checks if present/enabled and if conditions were met)
Note: if the notification is not present in table 1518 the functions will return TRUE.

After implementing all of the logic above our codeunit will now look like this:

NAV2017 Notifications Part 1: Create a simple notification

With NAV 2017 we got the all new notification data type, let’s see how we can create a very simple notification and send it to the user.
So let’s say we want to send a notification to the user when he leaves the item description empty or when he empties the item description, sounds easy right?

In this case I’ve created one function which is called from the two EventSubscribers called SendOrRecallDescriptionNotification.
This function will either send the notification to the user or recall it if the Description is filled in, in the meantime.

Notifications always need a unique Id, in this case a Guid, we obviously create this Guid with the PowerShell New-Guid Cmdlet!
If you don’t provide the Notification with an ID you will en up with something like this 🙂

In part 2 I’ll explain how to register our new notification in table 1518 and if we want to give the user the ability to apply extra conditions on the visibility of the notification.