Dataports were used in versions before NAV 2009 R2 to import or export data. But beginning with Dynamics NAV 2013, Dataports have been replaced with XMLports, a different object type. Dataports no longer exist. When doing NAV Upgrades – any Dataports that are used need to be rewritten as XMLports.
Upgrading Dataports can be quite a difficult and challenging task as its structure has changed completely.
All the experience and knowledge that you have in developing Dataports might be not so useful working with RTC equivalent – XMLports. Though both Dataports and XMLports are used for the same purpose – import and export data to and from NAV – Dataports are only able to perform this task with external text files. XMLports, however, have a new feature – they can deal not only with external text files, but also with XML format files.Upgrading Dataports to XMLports
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