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ImportObjects

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Imports objects from a file to the specified database.

finsql.exe command=importobjects, file=<importfile>, [servername=<server>,] [database=<database>,] [logfile=<path and filename>,] [importaction=<default|overwrite|skip|0|1|2>,] [username=<username>,] [password=<password>,] [ntauthentication=<yes|no|1|0>]

Parameters

file

The path and file name from which you import objects. This parameter is required. The file must have a .fob or .txt file name extension.

servername

The name of the database server on which you want to run the command. The format of this parameter is <computername>\<database server instance>.

If you do not specify both the servername and the database parameter, then the database server and database that are stored in the fin.zup file are used.

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When you first specify a database server and database to open, either from a command at a command prompt or from a client, the database server and database are stored in the fin.zup file. By default, the fin.zup file is located at C:\users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\.

If you do not specify the servername parameter but you do specify the database parameter, then the Open Database window opens so that you can specify the database server name.

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To view the name of the server on which the current database is stored, on the File menu, choose Database, and then choose Information. Use the value of the Database Server field for the servername parameter.

database

The database in which the objects that you want to compile are stored.

If you do not specify both the servername and the database parameter, then the database server and database that are stored in the fin.zup file are used.

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When you first specify a database server and database to open, either from a command at a command prompt or from a client, the database server and database are stored in the fin.zup file. By default, the fin.zup file is located at C:\users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\.

If you do not specify the database parameter but you do specify the servername parameter, then the Open Database window opens so that you can specify the database name.

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To view the name of the current database, on the File menu, choose Database, and then choose Information. Use the value of the Database Name field for the database parameter.

logfile

The path and file name for the file that contains error messages that result from the command. If there are no errors, then a log file is not created.

By default, the file is named naverrorlog.txt and is located in the same location as finsql.exe.

The navcommandresult.txt file, which contains information about the success or failure of the command, is created in the folder that is specified by the logfile parameter.

When you run finsql.exe with a command, the previous log file is deleted.

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If User Access Control (UAC) is turned on and you do not specify to run the Command Prompt window as Administrator, then the Command Prompt window runs as a standard user. In this case, if you do not specify the logfile parameter, then the command fails because the standard user cannot write to the default location of the log file.

importaction

Specifies how to handle conflicts with existing objects when you import from a .fob file. The possible values are:

  • default or 0 (default) – If there is a conflict, then an error is logged in the log file and no objects from the file are imported.

  • overwrite or 1 – If there is a conflict, then overwrite the existing object with the object in the import file.

  • skip or 2 - If there is a conflict, then skip the object. The existing object remains unchanged.

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If you import from a .txt file and there is a conflict, then the objects in the import file overwrite the existing objects in the database.

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After you import an object from a .txt file, you must compile the object before you use it. If you import an object from a .fob file, then the object is compiled automatically after it is imported.

username

The user name to use to authenticate to the database. The user name must exist in the database. If you do not specify a user name and password, then the command uses the Windows user name and password of the current user to authenticate to the database.

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If User Access Control (UAC) is turned on, and you do not specify to run the Command Prompt window as Administrator, then the Command Prompt window runs as a standard user. In this case, if you do not specify the username parameter, then even if the current Windows user is an Administrator, the command is run as the standard user.

If you specify the username parameter, then you must also specify the password parameter and the ntauthentication parameter must be no or 0.

For more information about database users and permissions, see Setting Database Owner and Security Administration Permissions.

password

The password to use with the username parameter to authenticate to the database. If you do not specify a username and password, then the command uses the Windows user name and password of the current user to authenticate to the database.

ntauthentication

Specifies whether to use NT authentication. The possible values are yes, no, 1, or 0. If you specify the username and password parameters, then you must specify ntauthentication=no or ntauthentication=0.

You use the ImportObjects command with the finsql.exe from a command prompt. Finsql.exe is the executable file that runs the development environment. By default, finsql.exe is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\70\RoleTailored Client\.

To import objects from a .txt file, you must have a developer license. To import objects from a .fob file, you can have either an end-user license or a developer license.

You can specify parameters in any order.

This example shows how to run a command to import the objects from a .fob file into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. If any of the objects to import already exist in the database, then overwrite them with the objects from the import file.

finsql.exe command=importobjects, file=C:\NewObjects.fob, servername=TestComputer01, database="Demo Database NAV (7-0)", ImportAction=overwrite
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