Microsoft Dynamics Navision

You can now connect to Microsoft Dynamics Nav (Navision) using the OData V4 Connector. This is only available on V3.0.1200 and above.


  • Navision 2017 with OData V4 support

There are a few steps you need to follow to enable connections to your Navision Pages but once these have been done it is simple to connect, preview and edit your data.

User Permissions

You need to ensure the user account connecting to your Navision environment has sufficient access rights.

At a minimum you will need read permissions to read the data from your Nav environment. For more involved integrations you will need write, modify and delete permissions.

Adding Navision Pages to the API

To be able to access and view your Navision Pages you need to ensure that you add the Pages to the API.

To do this first go to the page you wish to add, and click into one of the items in the list. Now go to the blue arrow in the top left of the window and choose help > About This Page.

About Page

Now make a note of the ObjectID (the number from the first line in the brackets).

Get the ObjectID

Now go to Departments > Administration > IT Administration> Services > Web Services and add a new page to the list by selecting New in the toolbar.

Add New Page to API

Enter in the ObjectID we made a note of earlier, type in a Service Name for the page and ensure you check the Publish checkbox. Click OK to save the changes.

Add New Page to API

Now the OData URL will be generated, and we will use this in the connection in Data Sync.

OData URL Generated

Connecting to Navision

Open the connection window and select the OData V4 provider from the list. Enter in the OData URL to the Service URL, this is the URL obtained earlier but make sure to remove the page details i.e. /items. This will look something like'CRONUS%20UK%20Ltd.')/. Leave the EntityUrlItemConvention as {entity}({key}) and then choose the Nav page you wish to connect to from the drop down list under Entity.

Navision Connection

Save the connection in the connection library, by clicking Save Connection. You can then use the connection library to connect to any of your Nav entities when required.

Updating the Connection

If you make any changes to your OData connection you will need to delete the cache file to update the connection in Data Sync. To do this go to Tools> Open Schema Cache Folder and delete the cache file for your connection.

Now when you refresh your connection library the connection will be updated. E.g. New pages added to the Nav API will now show etc.



You can create and edit any OData column bindings you wish to apply to your connection, using the collection editor.


Auto expand OData Navigation Properties in the Data Schema. Set this to either True or False.


Auto request the next page of results. Set this to either True or False.


Auto select the OData properties in the data schema. Set this to either True or False.


Either enable or disable the ability to show the OData navigation properties in the data schema. Set this to either True or False.


The entity/page in Navision to return.


The OData URL item navigation convention. Leave this as {entity}({key}) for Dynamics Nav.


Use this to add to the service URL when calling the service.


The OData URL to your Dynamics Navision Environment.


The OData Service HTTP request timeout.


The name of the connection in the connection library.


Additional parameters to be passed to the OData URI. Use this to add strings to the end of the ServiceURL when required.

Windows Credentials or OAuth2 Credentials

You will need to have entered valid Windows Credentials to log in to your Dynamics Nav Environment.


Enable or Disable HTTP request tracing. Set this to either True or False.