Working with Dynamics NAV Web Services
The following sections provide an overview of the documentation for web services in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
SOAP and OData based Web Services
This section provides overview material and information that is relevant to both SOAP and OData web services in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
|Compare the features and constraints of SOAP and OData web services.||Web Service Alternatives: SOAP and OData|
|Create and publish a web service.||How to: Publish a Web Service|
|Avoid issues that may occur when Dynamics NAV pages expect user interaction.||Handling UI Interaction When Working with Web Services|
|Coordinate web service applications across multiple time zones.||Managing Time Zones with Web Services|
|Avoid data loss that can be caused by out-of-date proxies.||Preserving Data When Working with a Statically Generated Proxy|
|Implement policies to make your web services easier to understand and maintain.||Web Services Best Practices|
SOAP Web Services
The topics in this section describe how to create and maintain SOAP web services.
|Review the different options for creating URIs to interact with SOAP web services.||SOAP Web Service URIs|
|Review the operations that are available when a page is exposed as a web service.||Basic Page Operations|
|Learn how to write code that provides a list of existing companies in a Dynamics NAV database.||How to: Use SystemService to Find Companies|
|Ensure that field values are actually updated from web services.||Using Properties with Visual Studio to Indicate the Presence of a Value in a Field|
OData Web Services
The topics in this section describe how to create and maintain OData web services.
|Use OData to obtain an AtomPub document.||How to: Use OData to Return-Obtain an AtomPub Document|
|Use OData to obtain a service metadata (EDMX) document.||How to: Use OData to Return-Obtain a Service Metadata (EDMX) Document|
|Write to the database through an OData web service that exposes a writable page||Using OData Web Services to Modify Data|
|Use filter expressions in OData URIs.||Using Filter Expressions in OData URIs|
|Use FlowFilters in OData URIs.||How to: Use FlowFilters in OData URIs|
|Use server-driven paging in OData URIs.||Server-Driven Paging in OData Web Services|
Web Services Walkthroughs
The topics in this section demonstrate how to implement Dynamics NAV web services.
|Create an extension codeunit for an existing page, expose the page, and then write code that calls the page.||Walkthrough: Creating a Web Service using Extension Codeunits (SOAP)|
|Create and consume a simple codeunit web service.||Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Codeunit Web Service (SOAP)|
|Create and consume a page as a SOAP web service.||Walkthrough: Registering and Using a Page Web Service (SOAP)|
|Create and consume a page as an OData web service.||Walkthrough: Creating and Interacting with a Page Web Service (OData)|
|View and analyze Dynamics NAV page data in Microsoft Excel using Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel, which is a data analysis add-in.||Walkthrough: Viewing Page Data in Excel Using PowerPivot (OData)|
|Make web service communication more secure.||Walkthrough: Configuring Web Services to Use SSL (SOAP and OData)|
|Combine data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 with data from Microsoft Azure Marketplace.||Walkthrough: Combining Data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV Queries and Pages with Data from Azure DataMarket (OData)|
|Create and interact with an OData V4 Bound Action||Walkthrough: Creating and Interacting With an OData V4 Bound Action|