After a tradeshow or something, we end up with lots of business cards. We want to know which is the best way to add all these contacts to Nav, as this will come in handy when doing a mailing for these interested people.

Kind regards,


The best solution is to get one of these OCR scanner that are specifically designed for business cards, and have the output as XML. Then write an XML port in Navision to import the data into Contacts.

thanks for your answer. but if we scan by mistake , existing customers, that would prob overwrite the existing entry yes?

thanks a mill!


That of cause is something you must make sure in the import codeunit you create.

My suggestion would be that you import your data into a “Contact Buffer” table and then after this checks if the contacts are new or if they exists in your contacts database already. This way you will also have the ability to make new contact persons point to already existing companies.