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Analyzing C/AL Text Files

This library is a series of scripts and dlls to make it possible to analyze your C/AL objects. We chose to do this with PowerShell to be able to integrate it in build scenarios and such - basically to automate the analysis of whatever we commit to Source Control.

The repository consists of:

  • the PowerShell Module (aka "The Magic"), which
    • can build an object model from your text-files
    • lets you query that object model
  • An growing collection of scripts for you to use, modify or get inspiration from

The Magic

in "The Magic" folder, you'll find the dll (which is a PowerShell module) that a fellow nerd created (I was only useful as a "source of inspiration" ;-)).

The use of the dll is free, but you have to request a license key in order to make it work. Place the license fee in "The Magic" folder, and you're good to go!

To request a license.key

Open the "RequestLicense.ps1" script (in the root of this repo), and execute. You will:

  • load the "NavModelToolsAPI.dll" as a PowerShell Module
  • Run Check-License

This will check if you have a valid license. If not, it will open a browser.
Fill in your details and a valid email, and the license key will be sent to you.

Place the license key in the same folder as the "NavModelToolsAPI.dll".

Run "Check-License" again to validate your license. The output should be something like this:

Licensed to:
  COMPANY : waldo
  NAME : waldo
  EMAIL : me@you.we

  TYPE : Trial
  SERIAL : 852bbd4c-c9b2-4325-af35-92053cc2s2e8
  GENERATED : 2019-02-13T17:37:00
  FREEUPGRADEUNTIL : 2019-05-13T00:00:00
  CHECKSUM : ef04c1eb3a2e313c66e01385ea345g2e
  EXPIRES : 2019-05-13T00:00:00
  KEY : p8nM1aVMZN9qV/8ArGw9/uwFblG2UJvD84dPuu8+Sug=

Getting Started

In the folder "Getting Started", you can find some scripts to - uhm - get started :-). You'll always start with loading your object model into a PowerShell variable, which you can use from then on to query your application.


If you have any feedback, requests, questions, ... please use the "issues" section in this repo. Though, read the disclamer to set expectations! We'll do our best to answer and help where possible, and if time permits.


Because all of this is free, it means: no support, no guarantee, no bug support, no ... . We deliver this "as is" and should be treated as such. That was the short version, here is the long version:

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The Software and code samples available on this website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Use at your own risk.

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- the software will meet your requirements
- the software will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free
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- the quality of the software will meet your expectations
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