Working with Dynamics NAV Help Server
Dynamics NAV Help deploys to a Dynamics NAV Help Server, which is a website that installs on the specified server. The website includes Search and other navigation, and it provides context-sensitive Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client in addition to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. Depending on your deployment architecture, you can choose to set up a dedicated Help Server that all clients connect to, or you can choose to deploy customer-specific Help Servers.
Accessing Dynamics NAV Help
When you have deployed a Dynamics NAV Help Server, users in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client can access Help by pressing F1 or choosing a Help icon.
In the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, if you want to access context-sensitive Help for a field, for example, choose the caption of the field. This is equivalent to pressing F1 in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
If you want to access the Dynamics NAV Help in a browser, enter the address for the Help Server, such as http://MyServer:49000/main.aspx?lang=en&content=conGettingStarted.htm. You can save the URL as a favorite in your browser, and you can save links to individual Help topics such as http://MyServer:49000/Main.aspx?lang=en&content=conWorkingWithNav.htm.
For example, if there is a complicated task that you have to do periodically, you can find the topic that describes how to do that task, and you can save the URL to the topic to your desktop or your favorites.
The URL to a Help topic contains two query parameters as described in the following table.
|lang||Specifies the locale.
Dynamics NAV defaults to the Help content in the non-locale-specific version if the client locale cannot be found.
|content||Specifies the HTML file that contains the relevant Help content.||conGettingStarted.htm|
In the standard Help, most Help topics have easily recognizable file names, such as conGettingStarted.htm for the conceptual overview that is called Getting Started. Similarly, the Help content for field 1 on table 3 is in the T_3_1.htm file.
In the standard Help for Dynamics NAV, many file names for topics have a prefix that identifies the type of content that the topic contains. The following table describes the prefixes for file names.
|con||The topic contains a conceptual overview.|
|B_||The topic contains reference content for a batch job.|
|N_||The topic contains reference content for a page.|
|ori||The topic is an orientation topic that provides an overview of a group of topics.|
|R_||The topic contains reference content for a report.|
|ref||The topic contains reference content for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.|
|S_||The topic contains reference content for a system window or dialog.|
|T_||The topic contains reference content for a table or a field on a table.|
|tsk||The topic is a task topic and contains procedures.|
|wlk||The topic contains a walkthrough.|