Developers and administrators use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment to develop and manage Microsoft Dynamics NAV applications. Developers use development environment to create objects, such as pages, reports, and tables, for displaying and handling data in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Administrators can use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment for the administrative tasks, such as managing licenses, and adding and managing databases.

The development environment can be included as part of the different installation options.

Installation option Development environment status

Demo Option

Installed automatically

Client Option installation

Not pre-selected for installation but can be added

Developer Option installation

Pre-selected for installation but can be removed

In this procedure, you install the development environment

To install the development environment

  1. Insert the Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation media in the drive of your computer, or navigate to the directory that contains the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Setup program.

  2. Double-click the Setup.exe file to start the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup wizard.

    If you have already installed one or more Microsoft Dynamics NAV components on the computer, you will see the Maintenance page instead of the Welcome page. In this case, choose Add or remove components, and then go to step 7.

  3. Choose Next.

  4. To accept the license terms, choose I accept.

  5. On the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup page, choose Choose an installation option.

  6. On the Choose an Installation Option page, choose Custom.

  7. On the Customize the Installation page, choose the plus sign (+) to expand the Client option.

  8. Choose Development Environment (C/SIDE), and then choose Run from My Computer. You must click in the rectangle, and not on the text: Click in the box and select Run from My Computer

  9. Choose Next to go to the Specify Parameters page.

  10. Specify a name and a port for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

    You must have a valid Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server connection to successfully work with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV database.

  11. Choose Install.

  12. When Setup is finished, choose Close.

See Also