How to import Dynamics NAV objects from a backup (*.FBK)?

A few days ago I have written a post about how to import Dynamics NAV objects (*.FOB) file. Armonds commented (thank you!) that not many people know that you can also import Dynamics NAV objects from the backup (*.FBK) file. Did you guys know this?

I have encountered this functionality in the past, when one of my clients was asking on how to create a Dynamics NAV backup, and then following up with a question what’s the point of taking objects only (when you have a check mark only on “Application Objects” field) backup?. Well, there is a possibility (regardless, if you have objects only backup, or “Entire Database” backup), to import Dynamics NAV objects from backup (*.FBK) file.

How to import Dynamics NAV objects from a backup (*.FBK)?
1. Click Tools > Object Designer (or SHIFT+F12).
Import Objects from FBK - Object Designer

2. Click File > Import (or ALT+F+O).
Import Objects from FBK - File Import

3. By default, “File of type” is set to Dynamics NAV Objects, hence you will not see the backup (FBK) file.
Import Objects from FBK - Files of type - Dynamics NAV Object Files

4. Therefore, in field “File of type” select All Files.
Import Objects from FBK - File of type - All Files

5. Select your backup file and click Open.
Import Objects from FBK - Select backup and click Open

6. In Import Worksheet filter the objects which you want to import. Click Replace All and then click OK to import.
Import Objects from FBK - Import Worksheet

Result!
Import Objects from FBK - Import Completed

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One Response to How to import Dynamics NAV objects from a backup (*.FBK)?

  1. Brilliant, simple and very useful!

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