Connecting to NAV Web Services from Visual Basic .net using Web Reference

This post is really just a Visual Basic version of this post, please read that post before continuing.

Note, this is my very first Visual Basic application. I don’t think there are any ways to do this easier – but then again – how should I know.

I am creating a Visual Basic Console application and adding two Web References (like it is done in this post) and then it is really just writing the code

The code

Module Module1

    Sub Main()

First, connect to the System Web Service and list all companies:

        Dim baseURL As String = “http://localhost:7047/DynamicsNAV/WS/”

        Dim systemService As New SystemServiceRef.SystemService()
systemService.Url = baseURL + “SystemService”
systemService.UseDefaultCredentials = True
Dim companies() As String = systemService.Companies()
Console.WriteLine(“Companies:”)
For Each company As String In companies
Console.WriteLine(company)
Next
Dim cur As String = companies(0)

Now I have the company I want to use in cur and the way I create a URL to the Customer page is by doing:

        Dim customerPageURL As String = baseURL + Uri.EscapeDataString(cur) + “/Page/Customer”
Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf + “URL of Customer Page: ” + customerPageURL)

and then I can create a Service Class to the Customer Page:

        Dim customerService As New CustomerPageRef.Customer_Service()
customerService.Url = customerPageURL
customerService.UseDefaultCredentials = True

and using this, I read customer 10000 and output the name:

        Dim customer10000 As CustomerPageRef.Customer = customerService.Read(“10000”)
Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf + “Name of Customer 10000: ” + customer10000.Name)

Last, but not least – lets create a filter and read all customers in GB that has Location Code set to RED or BLUE:

        Dim filter1 As New CustomerPageRef.Customer_Filter()
filter1.Field = CustomerPageRef.Customer_Fields.Country_Region_Code
filter1.Criteria = “GB”

        Dim filter2 As New CustomerPageRef.Customer_Filter()
filter2.Field = CustomerPageRef.Customer_Fields.Location_Code
filter2.Criteria = “RED|BLUE”

        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf + “Customers in GB served by RED or BLUE warehouse:”)
Dim filters() As CustomerPageRef.Customer_Filter = New CustomerPageRef.Customer_Filter(1) {filter1, filter2}
Dim customers() As CustomerPageRef.Customer = customerService.ReadMultiple(filters, Nothing, 0)
For Each customer As CustomerPageRef.Customer In customers
Console.WriteLine(customer.Name)
Next

        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf + “THE END”)
Console.ReadLine()
End Sub

End Module

I hope this is helpful.

Good luck

Freddy Kristiansen
PM Architect
Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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