With each update of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft enhances what is often referred to as the base application and enhances the development environment. Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 2 has several exciting Application features for runtime 12.0. One of the exciting features is to Set new output folder setting for storing app files at AL project build.
Before Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, 2023 Wave 2, when you built an AL project, the app file was stored in the project folder by default. A developer could set several folders for storing shared files, such as the “al.packagecache” folder for the downloaded symbols. If a developer wanted to save the app file to a folder outside of the project folder, they needed to move it external to the compiler.
The Business Central 2023 Wave 2 has a new feature in the “al.compilerOptions” settings. This feature allows developers to specify the “outFolder” property, which determines the output folder when generating an app file to build an AL project. This simplifies managing and reusing generated apps by storing them in a single location.
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