“Saved Views” and “Notes”, these new BC features (long time available in Windows Client and now in BC Release 2 Preview) are always requested and needed from my Customers. Knowing that these two features will soon be available is great for demos and allows you to eliminate the windows clients forever.
A Custom page called Collection Module-Per User has details of Customers Transaction. This Collection Per User page is a List page. The User will select the line and Click on Notes. Notes will written and saved. The user will Click on the Action button Send Notes to Customer.
A few days ago, I had a request from a client. They wanted to show the notes for the sell-to customer on a sales order by pressing a button on the sales order page. I did some work on it and made it happen, and it was unusual enough that it bears documenting in the public blogosphere.
In RTC we have the ability to add Notes fact boxes to pages and allow users to write notes regarding certain documents/records and have them display in the homepage of target users. (Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502466.aspx for more information on adding FactBoxes to pages.)
If you ever had to read the notes blob in the Record Link table, you might have notices that it contains some strange characters. This makes it hard to use anywhere without some handling.
This is because NAV uses .NET BinaryWriter and writes the length of the string in it.
If you look around the internet, you will find some code to actually do the writing. Some with .net dll’s, other with plain NAV code (Link).