At Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we are committed to data protection, information security, and privacy. Part of this commitment is helping our partners to ensure that the applications they develop are compliant with the latest legislative requirements for collecting, storing, and using user personal information. The latest cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV 2015 (CU 41), Dynamics NAV 2016 (CU 29), Dynamics NAV 2017 (CU 16), and Dynamics NAV 2018 (CU 03) introduce the DataClassification property on tables and fields.
This property lets you tag table and field data with one of the classifications described in the next section.
You should consider the DataClassification property as the first layer of classification – done by developers (Dynamics NAV partner) on customizations, add-ons, and extensions. The second layer is the users and how they handle data they provide and that is made available to them.
Classifications of the DataClassification property
The DataClassification property can be set on table objects and field controls.
|CustomerContent||Content directly provided/created by admins and users. This is the default when no value has been specified.||
|EndUserIdentificationInformation||(EUII) Data that identifies or could be used to identify the user of a Microsoft service. EUII does not contain Customer content.||
|AccountData||Customer billing information and payment instrument information, including administrator contact information, such as tenant administrator’s name, address, or phone number.||
|EndUsePseudonymousIdentifiers||(EUPI) An identifier created by Microsoft tied to the user of a Microsoft service. When EUPI is combined with other information, such as a mapping table, it identifies the end user. EUPI does not contain information uploaded or created by the customer (Customer content or EUII).||
|OrganizationIdentifiableInformation||(OII) Data that can be used to identify a tenant, generally config or usage data. This data is not linkable to a user and does not contain Customer content.||
|SystemMetadata||Data generated while running the service or program that is not linkable to a user or tenant.||
|ToBeClassified||Content that has not yet been given a classification. This is the initial value when table or field is created.||
Data classification on upgrade
When you upgrade an application to the new platform, existing tables and fields (except for FlowFields and FlowFilters) will automatically be assigned the CustomerContent classification. You can then access the DataClassification property on tables and fields, and change the classification as needed. FlowFields and FlowFilters are assigned the SystemMetadata classification.
Viewing data classification
You can view the data classification of tables and fields in the Table Metadata Virtual table (ID 2000000136) and Field virtual table (ID 2000000041), respectively.
To read more about these development features, see the following articles in the Developer and IT-Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV:
Table Metadata Virtual Table
Field Virtual Table
For information about General Data Protection Regulation compliancy and Dynamics NAV, see Get GDPR compliant with Dynamics NAV.
Updated on March 13, 2018, with an updated version of the Windows PowerShell module attached: