Tag: Business Central

Pragma and Rulesets let you make or break the rules.

The AL Language extension (the language for developing applications for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central) contains fourcode analyzers for analysis of your code at build time. “Code violations” are displayed in the Problem window when the code is analyzed. The information is valuable for identifying and jumping to Code Analysis Tool rule violations. Now that you potentially have …

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Business Central Isolated Storage: Keep Out of my Data!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Application Developers often need to store sensitive information their application uses. In earlier Dynamics NAV versions, developers often saved this data in table fields. The table field values were accessible to any other application or user that had access to the table. Information such as API keys, user credentials, or …

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Do Cops write tickets in AL?

The AL Language extension (the language for developing applications for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central) contains four code analyzers for analysis of your code at build time. The AppSourceCop analyzer enforces rules for extensions intended for listing in Microsoft AppSource. Whereas the CodeCop analyzer enforces AL Coding Guidelines and the UICop analyzer enforces rules for …

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Make life easier with Visual Studio Code Snippets

Snippets in Visual Studio code are templates that make it easier to enter repeatable code patterns or blocks. They’re a helpful timesaver when developing applications. I have found significant time savings within Business Central with Snippets for page and table field templates. Visual Studio Code has several built-in Snippets, extension publishers may include Snippets, and …

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Business Central AL ModuleInfo

In the AL Language, the programming language behind Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the ModuleInfo Data Type provides information about an application. I have often used the ModuleInfo returned by the NavApp to check specific application version information.The NavApp DataType includes information about a NavApp and has a few methods that retrieve a ModuleInfo for …

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View the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Tablet or Phone Client in a Browser

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Phone Client

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows users to access their data from a browser, tablet, or phone. The phone and tablet client provides users the flexibility to perform tasks while away from the browser. There are several user experience differences between the different clients; The web client is intended for full application use, whereas the …

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July 2022 Cumulative Updates for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The July updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central are now available. Before applying the updates, you should confirm that your implementation is ready for the upgrade and ensure compatibility with your modifications. Work with a Microsoft Partner to determine if you are ready and what is needed for you to apply …

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: Setting the Report Layout for a Report

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central supports the definition of multiple report layouts for a report. Layouts are defined as part of the Report, a Report Extension, or a Custom Report Layout. Within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, there are two ways to set the Layout that is used by a report. The Report Layout is …

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Add Elements to the Role Explorer

Using the “Role Explorer” in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can get an overview of the features available to your Role. Each of the “Role Explorer” elements is an action, and a means to navigate Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (I have heard this many times referred to as a “menu”).Elements can be added …

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Feature Management in Dynamics 365 Business Central

With each Major and Minor update of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, new features are added to the application. Feature Management, within a Sandbox Environment, 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. Search for …

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