Error message when you rename a record in Microsoft Dynamics NAV: "You cannot rename a record because the new value for the field below is ''"

Article ID: 945339
Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision 4.0 and Microsoft Navision 4.0 are now part of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0. All references to Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision or to Microsoft Navision 4.0 relate to Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
This article applies to Microsoft Dynamics NAV for all countries and all language locales.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. You remove the name of a record. You do not receive an error message. Then, you rename the record. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
You cannot rename a record because the new value for the field below is ''.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You run one of the following products:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 with Update 1 installed
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 with Update 6 installed
  • You run Microsoft Dynamics NAV together with Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. The hotfix corrects the problem that is described in this article. Apply the hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Technical Support for Microsoft Dynamics and related products to obtain the hotfix. You can log on to the Microsoft Dynamics site and create a new support request. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
https://mbs.microsoft.com/support/newstart.aspx
You can also contact Technical Support for Microsoft Dynamics and related products by telephone at (888) 477-7877.

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Technical Support Professional for Microsoft Dynamics and related products determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to any additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have one of the following products installed to apply this hotfix:
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0
Note Two hotfixes are available. Use the appropriate hotfix for the specific product.

Removal information

You cannot remove this hotfix.

Restart requirement

If you are prompted to restart the computer, you must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics NAV hotfix or update files

After you request a Microsoft Dynamics NAV hotfix or an update file from Technical Support for Microsoft Dynamics, a hyperlink will be sent to you in an e-mail.

The e-mail will contain a hyperlink and a password. You can use the hyperlink to download the Microsoft Dynamics NAV hotfix or the update files. When you click the hyperlink, the File Download – Security Warning dialog box opens. Then, you are prompted to run, to save, or to cancel the download.

If you click Run, the files start the download and the extraction process. You must specify a folder for the new files, and then provide the password.

If you click Save, you must specify a path for saving the compressed file. When you open the file that you saved, you are prompted to specify a path for the files. You must then provide the password provided in the e-mail.

If you click Cancel, the download process stops.

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV hotfix or an update file

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform hotfixes and updates are made available as single files. To install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV hotfix or an update, you must replace the existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation files with the hotfix or the update files.

If you use Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0, you must replace the following files in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client installation.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Finsql.exe5.0.0.010,847,35225-Nov-200720:25x86
If you use Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0, you must replace the following files in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client installation.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Finsql.exe4.0.3.257328,172,66412-Dec-200722:53x86
Notes
  • In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client is typically installed in the following directory:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\CSIDE Client\
  • In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client is typically installed in the following directory:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision\Client\
To replace the existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV files, follow these steps:
  1. Close Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  2. Locate the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client installation directory.
  3. Copy the files that you downloaded.
  4. Paste the files that you downloaded into the Microsoft Dynamics NAV client installation directory.
  5. In the Confirm File Replace dialog box, click Yes to overwrite the files in the installation directory.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 945339 - Last Review: January 16, 2012 - Revision: 4.1
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