Before you can run a Microsoft Dynamics NAV object, you must compile the object. To compile an object, do one of the following:
- In Object Designer, choose Tools, and
then choose Compile. Any syntax errors are displayed in a
dialog box. Any errors or warnings about obsolete constructs in a
three-tier environment are displayed in the Error List
- Run finsql.exe with the CompileObjects
command. Any errors or warnings are added to the log file. For more
information, see CompileObjects.
|To compile an object, you must have a developer license.|
Syntax errors are detected by the C/AL compiler when you try to compile C/AL code, either in a codeunit or as code in another object, such as a table, page, report, query, or XMLport. If you open an object in the designer and then compile the object, then if the compiler detects a syntax error, when you press ENTER and acknowledge the error message, the C/AL editor opens with the cursor in front of the expression that has the error. If you compile an object directly from Object Designer and if the compiler detects a syntax error, then the C/AL editor does not open to show where the error occurred.
The compiler will not compile code that contains a syntax error.
Obsolete Construct Errors
The following types of obsolete construct errors and warnings are displayed:
- Unsupported data type warnings for Binary and
- Unsupported function calls.
|Unsupported function calls for reports are not reported in the Error List window.|
If you select an error in the Error List window and choose Design, then the C/AL Editor opens for the object to which the error or warning relates.