Installing and Publishing the Jet Business Objects on the Microsoft Dynamics Server

To install the .fob file open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment and then connect to the database.

  • Open the Object Designer (on the Tools menu, choose Object Designer)
  • Import the .fob file (on the File menu, choose Import)
  • Locate the import file (Jet Reports Objects.fob), and then choose Open.
  • The .fob file includes modified objects. When prompted choose Yes to import all objects.
  • Verify that no objects are to be skipped. Objects are skipped if the version of the object in the database is later than the one in the .fob file.
  • Choose the OK button to import the .fob file.

The .fob file installs a set of business objects in the range of 14125500-14125504 and Table 14125600.
Jet Express users must have Read, Insert, Modify, Delete (RIMD-) permissions to Table 4125600 “Jet Cancellation”.

Checkout upcoming posts for more information.

Jet Express for Word – Objects for Navision 2015

Getting Started for Administrators


Microsoft introduced a new feature with Dynamics NAV 2015 which makes it easy and inexpensive for partners and end users to create and customize visually attractive document reports in NAV using Microsoft Word.

In collaboration with Microsoft, Jet Reports developed Jet Express for Word – an application that supports this process by providing users an easy-to-use interface inside Microsoft Word to create and modify these documents.

From where to download these objects

If you remember my previous post where I shared the link of download page. See here.

Refer to Step-3 in above screenshot.

Download the Objects from the Link.

Jet Express for Word includes four NAV reports and a set of sample sales documents.

These four NAV reports include:

 Report Number Name
14125500 Sales Order – Jet. Ex. Word
14125501 Sales Invoice – Jet. Ex. Word
14125502 Sales Cr. Memo – Jet. Ex. Word
14125503 Sales Quote – Jet. Ex. Word

Installing these reports in NAV

These four reports are included in a .FOB file which is available from the Jet Express for Word website.

To install this .FOB file you will need access and permissions to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.

In this application select File > Import… and browse to find the downloaded .fob file.



Uninstalling Jet Express for Word documents

If you need to uninstall the Jet components from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server-

  • Open the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment and then connect to the database
  • Open the Object Designer (on the Tools menu, choose Object Designer)
  • Select All to see all business objects.

Select the business objects which were inserted (listed above), right-click and select Delete. When asked if you want to delete the selected lines click Yes.

How to: Specify the Start ID Offset of Elements on Objects – In Navision 2015

You can specify a start ID for new objects so that elements on these new objects have IDs that are offset by the number that you specified.

For example

You can specify a start ID of 50000 and then create a new page. The first element that you create on the page, for example, a Container control, has ID 50000. The next element that you create on the page, for example, a Group control, has ID 50001. The ID of each element on the page is incremented by 1, starting with the offset that you specified.

If you create variables or text constants on the page, then the first variable or text constant has ID 50000. The ID of each variable or text constant that you create is incremented by 1, starting with the offset that you specified.

If you create functions on the page, then they start with ID 50000. Parameters, return value, local variables, and local text constants of a function start with ID 50000.


In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you specified the start ID offset by using the GetUidOffset function in codeunit 1.

You can use the start ID to identify a set of elements in your application, for example, to identify the elements in a country/region-specific version.

When you merge changes from different country/region-specific versions, having different start IDs lets you easily identify the country/region-specific version for each element.

If you do not specify a start ID, then the IDs are determined by your license.


To specify the start ID

  • In the development environment, on the File menu, choose Database, and then choose Alter.
  • In the Alter Database window, select the Advanced tab.
  • On the Advanced tab, under Designer, in the Start ID (UidOffset) text box, enter an integer, and then choose the OK button.


Microsoft recommends that you specify a start ID that is greater than or equal to 1000. If you specify a start ID that is less than 1000, then variables and text constants on the object have a starting offset of 1000, not the value that you specified. Other elements on the object have the starting offset that you specified.

  • Create a new table, page, report, codeunit, query, or XMLport. The IDs of the elements on that object are offset by the number that you specified.


To view the ID of an element, select the element in the designer, and then on the View menu, choose Properties.




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