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How to create companies

Creating a new company

You can create as many companies as you want in a database, you can create companies in the NAV Windows client and the NAV Web client. The following procedure illustrates how you can create a new company in NAV.

  1. In NAV, in the Search box, enter Companies, and then choose the related link.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Manage group, choose Edit List.

  1. You can create a new company, or you can create a copy of an existing company. When you create a new company, data is not included. When you create a copy, the business data is copied to the new company. To create a new company, select New and in the popup window choose an empty row, and then, in the Company Name field, enter the name of the new company.


NOTE: The company name can have a maximum of 30 characters. If the database collation is case-sensitive, you can have one company called COMPANY and another called Company. However, if the database is case-insensitive, you cannot create companies with names that differ only by case.

Copying a company 

To create a copy of an existing company:

  1. Highlight an existing company.
  2. On the Home tab, in the New group, choose Copy.

  1. In the Edit - Copy Company window, in the New Company Name field, enter the name of the new company.
  2. Click OK to create the company.
    Note: When you create the company name, remember that it will be written at the top of various reports. Therefore, write it exactly as you want it to appear.
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