Last year, when I was delivering a training in Tunisia, one of my students introduced me to a really nifty tool called Prism. I was immediately super enthusiastic about it because it brings some great features that you miss in the Dynamics NAV Development Environment.

Have you ever wondered where an object is used? For example, a table, a field, a function, a key and so on… Prism will answer these types of questions.


At that time it was free, now there’s a free and a ‘paying’ version:

  • Community Edition
  • Standard Edition

Vjeko already blogged about it here, but I recently bought a license and I like it so much that I thought to also write a review, because I believe the creators deserve it.

One of the great things is that is is so easy to use and incredibly fast. I’m using text-files, I haven’t tested it yet with the NAV-database-connector or mirror as they call it.

Something I found also useful is for example that when you export your objects from NAV into a single text file and import them into Prism, you can export them into a folder structure, with a folder per object type and a text file per object. I know, you can also do this with PowerShell, but only if your NAV version is 2013R2 or above that is. And it also supports the ReVision Directory structure: This is the directory layout used by iFacto ReVision.

You can clearly see that it is developed by NAV developers, it’s fast, clean and does exactly what you need. Great work Christian Clausen and Bent Rasmussen!

The support for Menusuite objects and XMLPorts is something I hope that will be added/improved in the future.

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