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In my last post, I went into some detail about default dimensions in NAV and options for value posting. I also showed how the system reports posting errors when values don’t match the choices made in default dimensions. Fortunately, you can work around this by controlling how your dimensions post, using dimension combinations. I’m going to give you an error example first and then explain why it happened (and how you might be able to fix it). As in my precious posts, I’ll use the standard Cronus USA database for my examples. Let’s start by looking at an invoice similar to the ones used previously. We’ll use one for Customer No. 01121212, Spotsmeyer’s Furnishings: We chose Salescampaign Code WINTER. (I had to enter WINTER manually. All other dimensions filled in automatically.) And we get this error message: The error message tells us that we can’t use BUSINESSGROUP = OFFICE and SALESCAMPAIGN = WINTER at the same time. If...

In my last post, I went over NAV dimensions setup, using sales invoices for my examples. I also mentioned how dimensions can be assigned to many, many different kinds of data in NAV. In this post, I’ll go over how dimension values work with different setups. Again, all my examples use the CRONUS USA sample company. Dimensions—Assigning Default Values to Master Data Let’s start with “Items.” Items don’t have default dimensions assigned in CRONUS USA, so we can look at how to set them up. We’ll choose a dimension that isn’t assigned to any of the customers in the database. This way, we can avoid issues related to order of defaulting (which may be the subject of a future post). Now let’s get started. On the item card, let’s choose “1000 Bicycle”: We then click “Dimensions” at the top. (Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key Ctrl-Shift-D. This shortcut key displays dimensions in NAV when you’ve highlighted a record...