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Copy Navision Data Between Databases using SQL Server

Hi all,

Microsoft SQL Server has an import and export wizard that assists you in copying Navision data from one database to another. This import and export wizard is available in any version of SQL Server, and it lets you copy tables, data, functions and other database objects. This is beneficial when you want to move your Navision data to a faster server for better querying performance.

Steps to Perform -

1. Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Click "SQL Server" and select "SQL Server Management Studio" to open the database configuration software.

2. Right-click the database server name and select "All Tasks." Click "Export Data" to start the wizard. Click "Next" on the first window to move to the configuration setup.

3. Click "Next" in the "Data Source" window. The wizard automatically places the current SQL Server information in the text boxes for you. In the next window, type the name of the target database where you want to send the Navision information. Click "Next."

4. Select the first option labeled "Table(s) and view(s) from the source database." Click "Next." The next window shows all the available Navision tables. Click the "Select All" option to choose all of the tables and click "Next."

5. Click "Next" until you reach the final window. Click "Finish" to start copying the data. It takes several minutes to copy all of the data, depending on the size of your tables.

Thanks & Regards
Saurav Dhyani


  1. Hi,
    About an error that you have
    "The database compatibility level 90 is too low for this version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.Change the compatibility level to 100 before reopening the database."

    I think this is a SQL server Requirement not NAV problem, if your compability level is 90 you are using a database created in SQL 2005. if you already are working with SQL 2008 you can change the compability level of a database under the database options


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