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Dynamics 365 Business Central – TryFunction

The TryFunction attribute in AL, when developing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, indicates that a method is a Try method. A Try method in AL enables you to handle errors that occur in the application during code execution. For example, with try methods, you can provide more user-friendly error messages or manage the execution …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – JSON Object into a Dictionary Data Type

The Dictionary Data Type represents an unordered collection of keys and values and is optimized for fast lookup of values. Each addition to the dictionary consists of a value and its associated key. Every key in a Dictionary must be unique. It is on my list of favorite “new” AL Data Types, and I find …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Read a JSON File with AL

A JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) file is a standard text file used to store data in a structured, organized way. It is a simple, human-readable format often used for transmitting data between a server and a web application or between different systems. A JSON file consists of a series of key-value pairs separated by commas. …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Manage Purchase Prices

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the purchase price is the price at which a business purchases goods or services from a vendor. The purchase price is used to track the cost of goods or services that a business acquires.The purchase price in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is important for determining the business’s profitability …

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Real things I’m asked – add a field to the DropDown

Q: Can you add the “Search Description” to the Item DropDown? A: Yes. In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the DropDown fieldgroup determines the fields displayed when showing records on a dropdown page.  Additional fields can be added to the DropDown fieldgroup using the addlast keyword in an AL Table Extension. Base table and new fields can be added to …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Manage Sales Prices

In today’s price-sensitive market, a business needs flexibility when setting selling prices for products. A flexible sales price model is important for businesses because it allows them to tailor their pricing strategy to meet the needs of their customers and the market. A flexible sales price model can also help businesses be more competitive in …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 – January 2023

With each Wave update of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft publishes a list of What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Not all published features are “generally available” upon the initial wave release. Some features “roll in” during the wave. Here is a listing of what is published to “wave in” January 2023. …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Create a JSON File with AL

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is an open standard file format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and arrays (or other serializable values). In today’s digital age, the exchange of data between Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and other systems is often necessary. In a previous post, I …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – Enter Customer Payments with Cash Receipt Journal

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, customer payments can be entered using the Cash Receipt Journal. At the time of entry, customer payments can be applied to one or many open entries, or if you are not ready to apply the payments, you can apply them from the posted entries later. To enter a customer …

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It’s Friday – December 02

Don’t forget about Feature Management. It allows an administrator to enable the preview of upcoming features, allowing users access (to test) the features in a SandBox environment before they’re activated in a Production environment.