Dynamics 365 Business Central: filtering telemetry signals with Azure Monitor Data Collection Rules
Aug09

Dynamics 365 Business Central: filtering telemetry signals with Azure Monitor Data Collection Rules

One of the main issues on using Azure Application Insights for collecting telemetry from a Dynamics 365 Business Central tenant is that it’s not possible to filters telemetry signals on the source. When you connect Application Insights to a Dynamics 365 Business Central tenant, all telemetry signals sent from Dynamics 365 Business Central are automatically sent to your Application Insights… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For August 2022.
Aug09

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For August 2022.

Hi Readers, A New Month and a new set of cumulative update. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for August 2022 for Business Central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc14, #msdyn365bc18 #msdyn365bc19 #msdyn365bc20 Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 1)
Aug08

Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 1)

We know that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (previously NAV) is primarily an ERP solution. But even so, this product has some customer relationship management capabilities. And name ‘Business Central’ probably comes because this solution can provide all business activities in one solution. But as this is primarily an ERP solution, the biggest strength comes in ERP, and in other… Continue Reading Marko Totovic’s...

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C# Cortana Business Central Online APIs Commander
Aug07

C# Cortana Business Central Online APIs Commander

C# Cortana Business Central Online APIs Commander This simple C# application allows you to invoke Business Central administrative APIs directly from a Windows Form. It is possible to recall most of the existing functions from the APP, in particular it can be useful for Update all APPs quickly Create, Copy and restart environments Manage Sessions Avoid using powershell This Windows Form app… Continue Reading rs’s Article on...

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Testing Azure Functions performances with Azure Load Testing
Aug02

Testing Azure Functions performances with Azure Load Testing

If someone of you remember, in the past I wrote about doing performance testing of Azure Functions using tools like Apache JMeter. Now, the Azure platform has a nice new tool (currently listed as in preview) called Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed load-testing service that enables you to generate high-scale load. The service simulates traffic for your applications… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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91’st #bcopendiscussion – Automated Test in SaaS & Add Additional Layout in Business central.
Aug01

91’st #bcopendiscussion – Automated Test in SaaS & Add Additional Layout in Business central.

Hi Readers, During Last Week in #bcopendiscussion we discussed about few questions about Business Central. If you don't know answer to following questions then refer to the session recording #youtube. #bcopendiscussion, #automatedtest, #reportlayout Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog 91’st #bcopendiscussion – Automated Test in SaaS & Add Additional Layout in...

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D365 Business Central : Using Query to Get Distinct Values
Aug01

D365 Business Central : Using Query to Get Distinct Values

When working with table data, there will be times when we need to retrieve a unique record value (also called SELECT DISTINCT) from the table. D365 Business Central does not provide this logic out of the box so we will need to find a way to do this ourselves. We can use combination of looping and temporary table to find distinct values. However, I found that using Query is the easiest… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article...

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Role Centers in Business Central
Jul29

Role Centers in Business Central

Business Central “Role Centers” The Role Center is the user’s entry point and home page for Dynamics 365 Business Central. You can develop several different Role Centers, where each Role Center is customized to the profile of the intended users. Role Centers are based on a “user-centric” design model. You should design a Role Center to give users: – Quick access to the information… Continue Reading rs’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: report extensions and global variables in preview mode
Jul26

Dynamics 365 Business Central: report extensions and global variables in preview mode

Today I received a call from a partner that was going crazy on a problem during the preview of some statistical reports in Dynamics 365 Business Central. The report was a custom modification of an existing one (done via a reportextension object). In this reportextension, the partner added some global variables used to perform filters and actions on the report’s dataitem, but the report… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Resolve Merge Conflicts using “Pull Request Merge Conflicts” Microsoft DevOps Extension
Jul26

Resolve Merge Conflicts using “Pull Request Merge Conflicts” Microsoft DevOps Extension

While there are different ways and tools to handle the issue, in this post we will use a Microsoft standard extensions for DevOps to resolve merge conflicts within Azure DevOps. The extension is called “Azure DevOps Pull Request Merge Conflicts” and is available in the marketplace (free). The problem of the conflicts in the merge can reveal itself during pull requests to merge branches, or… Continue Reading...

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Timer Trigger Azure Functions: handling retry policies
Jul25

Timer Trigger Azure Functions: handling retry policies

In my last post about serverless architectures for decoupling integrations between Dynamics 365 Business Central and external applications, I’ve talked about the usage of queues and Azure Functions for exchanging messages between different cloud applications. One of the quite common and simplest schema presented in the post was the following: In this schema there’s a Timer Trigger… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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What’s Planned for Microsoft Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 2 plan for Business Central.
Jul21

What’s Planned for Microsoft Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 2 plan for Business Central.

Hi Readers, Last week Microsoft announced, the release plan for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 365 2022 Release Wave 2 #msdyn365bc. Surprisingly there seems limited enhancements with next release #msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 2. In this article we will discuss what's planned for next release. #What's new, #NextRelease, #BusinessCentral   Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their...

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#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Tour of the Role Explorer and how to filter it.
Jul20

#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Tour of the Role Explorer and how to filter it.

Hi Readers, In this series we are discussing what's new in Business Central 2022 (Wave 1) a.k.a BC20. This article we will discuss about – Tour of the Role Explorer and how to filter it. With this series we will understand what's new the product and learn it before it becomes available for customers. Hope you like the series, please add comments to article. #msdyn365bc #2022RW1 Read Complete Article… Continue...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: queue usage to decouple your serverless integrations
Jul19

Dynamics 365 Business Central: queue usage to decouple your serverless integrations

In the last weeks I had lots of requests and discussions by partners in the Dynamics community asking for a better way to handle the reliability of integrations between external applications and Dynamics 365 Business Central in a fully cloud world. The scenario here is simple words is always the same: we have Dynamics 365 Business Central and we have an external application. These two… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Usability improvements to the web client.
Jul19

#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Usability improvements to the web client.

Hi Readers, In this series we are discussing what's new in Business Central 2022 (Wave 1) a.k.a BC20. This article we will discuss about – Usability improvements to the web client. With this series we will understand what's new the product and learn it before it becomes available for customers. Hope you like the series, please add comments to article. #msdyn365bc #2022RW1 Read Complete Article… Continue Reading...

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I’m logging out
Jul18

I’m logging out

I haven’t written s single blog post for some time and I definitely decided it will be my the last one. I’ve been writing on this blog for 8 years, but I started with another domain even a couple years earlier. In this period I’ve got some really valuable feedbacks with the huge impact on me and I want to thank all of you who read these articles or eventually post some… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Auto-accept transactions for intercompany journals.
Jul18

#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Auto-accept transactions for intercompany journals.

Hi Readers, In this series we are discussing what's new in Business Central 2022 (Wave 1) a.k.a BC20. This article we will discuss about – Auto-accept transactions for intercompany journals. With this series we will understand what's new the product and learn it before it becomes available for customers. Hope you like the series, please add comments to article. #msdyn365bc #2022RW1 Read Complete… Continue Reading...

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How to copy File contents using InStreams and File Operations in NAV/D365 Business Central?
Jul15

How to copy File contents using InStreams and File Operations in NAV/D365 Business Central?

Introduction: Working with streams is fun and also tricky if we don’t get it right. I’ll be going through an example of how to read a file and copy some part of a file to another file using Instream and file operations. The InStream (input stream) and OutStream (output stream) data types are generic stream objects that you can use to read from or write to files and… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s Article on...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 2 plan for Business Central
Jul15

Microsoft Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 2 plan for Business Central

You cannot have missed it: the “2022 Release Wave 2” plans are out!  There have been blogs, there have been tweets, and yes, Erik Hougaard already did a video about it as well of course – and as I always do – I’ll go over the plan myself, focused mostly on the Business Central part – and within that focus, a focus on the tech part ;-).  And this time .. In the current state of the plans .....

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#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Guided tour that helps users find settings and personalization tools.
Jul15

#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Guided tour that helps users find settings and personalization tools.

Hi Readers, In this series we are discussing what's new in Business Central 2022 (Wave 1) a.k.a BC20. This article we will discuss about – Guided tour that helps users find settings and personalization tools. With this series we will understand what's new the product and learn it before it becomes available for customers. Hope you like the series, please add comments to article. #msdyn365bc… Continue Reading...

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#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners.
Jul14

#msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 1 – Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners.

Hi Readers, In this series we are discussing what's new in Business Central 2022 (Wave 1) a.k.a BC20. This article we will discuss about – Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners. With this series we will understand what's new the product and learn it before it becomes available for customers. Hope you like the series, please add comments to article. #msdyn365bc #2022RW1 <a… Continue...

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Co-Products – how to handle in BC
Jul13

Co-Products – how to handle in BC

Starting with the definition A co-product or coproduct is produced along with with the main product and carries equal importance as the main product during the manufacturing process and can be sold or reused profitably. Co-products are materials of value that are produced in parallel with the main desirable produced item as a result of the production process. Some examples: Sugar beet pulp… Continue Reading maique00’s...

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What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave2
Jul13

What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave2

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2022 through March 2023. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released, SOME NEWS Development This release continues investments in improving AL developer productivity in Visual Studio Code. FeatureEnabled… Continue Reading rs’s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For July 2022.
Jul13

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For July 2022.

Hi Readers, A New Month and a new set of cumulative update. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for July 2022 for Business central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc14, #msdyn365bc18 #msdyn365bc19 #msdyn365bc20 Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 release: what’s boiling in the pot
Jul12

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 release: what’s boiling in the pot

Today Microsoft has publicly released the planned list of enhancements for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 release (from October 2022 through March 2023). You can read the official list here. I saw some comments and reactions on the network saying something like “why so small news?”, “where are the big announcements?”, “very poor enhancements” and so on. As first, we need to…...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For July 2022.
Jul12

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For July 2022.

Hi Readers, A new month and new cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for July 2022. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #NAV2018 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For July 2022. A new...

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Execute JavaScript with WebPageViewer for Business Central
Jul11

Execute JavaScript with WebPageViewer for Business Central

TL;DR The WebPageViewer add-on has an overload to accept some JavaScript. You can use that to execute arbitrary script locally. WebPageViewer.SetContent(HTML: Text; JavaScript: Text); Executing JavaScript with WebPageViewer JSON Formatting This post starts with me wanting to format some JSON with line breaks for the user to read. It’s the response from an Azure Function which… Continue Reading james’s Article on...

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Azure Functions: getting the client IP address
Jul11

Azure Functions: getting the client IP address

When using Azure Functions, sometimes is required to log the IP address of the client calling your function app. Unfortunately, there’s not an out of the box way of doing that and sometimes I’ve found it quite tricky (just today I had this requirement on a customer site and they was not able to do that, so here is the reason of this post). To retrieve the client IP address of your Azure… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Online, quick comparison and detection of differences between table data structures using Powershell
Jul08

Business Central Online, quick comparison and detection of differences between table data structures using Powershell

Business Central Online, quick comparison and detection of differences between table data structures using Powershell Previously it was possible to export data structures to files (available in runtime1), the functionality was blocked from runtime 2 onwards. Interesting function that in my opinion should be reinserted and made usable at least for On-premise. <img loading=”lazy” width=”473″...

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D365 Business Central : Send Invoice Email with Attachments
Jul06

D365 Business Central : Send Invoice Email with Attachments

By standard, D365 Business Central can send posted sales invoice email to the customer. But what if you want to send other attachments as well in the email ? I will describe it here on how to customize it to send invoice email with all the attachments. To achieve this is quite easy, you only need to subscribe to OnBeforeSendEmail on Codeunit Document-Mailing. You can then call the… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on...

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MVP Business Applications 2022-2023, seventh time in a row!
Jul05

MVP Business Applications 2022-2023, seventh time in a row!

Thanks to Microsoft & MVP award team! Seventh year, given the numerous competitors, even more precious !! My thoughts for 2022-2023 Business Central Online “First”. Cloud, Cloud, Cloud.. APPs, APPs, APPs …automation, Integrations, Cloud Data Lake, New Ideas, more courses & video. Follow me Please follow me on Twitter @robstefane Linkedin… Continue Reading rs’s Article on their blog MVP Business...

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Importance of stock keeping units in MPS/MRP Process in NAV/D365 Business Central
Jul01

Importance of stock keeping units in MPS/MRP Process in NAV/D365 Business Central

Introduction: For every manufacturing company, the MPS/MRP process engine plays a vital role in the production and supply of their inventory by creating Production orders, Purchase orders, Assembly orders and Transfer order based on the forecast demand, sales orders etc. If you have more than one warehouse where one warehouse makes the raw material and the other warehouse assembles it… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s...

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Business Central working with dates
Jun30

Business Central working with dates

I want to report some information collected from several parts on the calculation of dates through dateformulaand calcdate, since they are very used. It could be useful, especially for those new to Business Central. AssumptionsC = CurrentD = DayW = WeekM = MonthQ = QuarterY = YearCD = Current DayCW = Current weekCM = Current month CM -> last date of the current month<-CM> ->… Continue Reading rs’s Article on...

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Testing multiple Azure Functions apps running together with Microsoft Tye
Jun29

Testing multiple Azure Functions apps running together with Microsoft Tye

If you frequently work with serverless architectures and expecially with Azure Functions, I think that you know that splitting a complex process in multiple “microservices” is often a good architectural choice. When using Azure Functions, sometimes could be quite difficult to test a serverless process that requires interaction between multiple function apps (components) during the… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Boolean buttons messed up in Chrome and Edge – what now?
Jun29

Boolean buttons messed up in Chrome and Edge – what now?

There has been a lot going on about this the past couple of days – especially on Yammer and social media. This post is merely to help spreading the information. TL;DR As a picture says more than a 1000 words – let me steal a picture from Natalie Karolak (follow her, if you don’t already – she’s THE BC Docs Librarian ;-)) from this thread on Twitter. Here is what you might have… Continue Reading...

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Search for a string (or a TAG) in .al files with Powershell
Jun24

Search for a string (or a TAG) in .al files with Powershell

Search for a string (or a TAG) in .al files with Powershell Migrating, upgrading, recoding & refactoring the older versions of Dynamics NAV to Business Central you will (or can find) find a lot of documentation tracked both in the Documentation and development notes \ TAG sections within the code. By loading these sources into Azure DevOps you can use the Microsoft built-in search function to… Continue Reading rs’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: set up alerts on job queue failures
Jun23

Dynamics 365 Business Central: set up alerts on job queue failures

Some days ago I was with a partner for checking a Dynamics 365 Business Central project. This project has a big usage of Job Queue, with lots of tasks scheduled (business tasks and integration tasks). When I see such type of scenario I always want to analyze why there’s the need to schedule all these things and (expecially) if all these tasks should really need to be performed by the… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Tip: Editing RapidStart Configuration Package Files
Jun17

Tip: Editing RapidStart Configuration Package Files

TL;DR Extract the package with 7-ZipOpen the extracted file in a VS Code / Notepad++ / text-editor-of-choiceEdit the xml as requiredUse 7-Zip to compress in gzip format Editing Config Packages Sometimes you might want to edit a config package file without having to import and export a modified copy from BC. In my case I wanted to remove the Social Listening Setup table from the… Continue Reading james’s Article on their...

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Do you have Azure Functions in production? Update your Azure Functions apps to use runtime version 4.x
Jun14

Do you have Azure Functions in production? Update your Azure Functions apps to use runtime version 4.x

On December 3, 2022, .NET Core 3.1 will be retired. As a result, Azure Functions runtime versions 2.x and 3.x, which use .NET Core 3.1, will also be retired on that date. A function app runs on a specific version of the Azure Functions runtime. By default, function apps are nowadays created in version 4.x of the runtime. If you have developed Azure Functions in the past, probably these… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: introducing the Dynamics 365 Translation Service Visual Studio Code extension (preview)
Jun13

Dynamics 365 Business Central: introducing the Dynamics 365 Translation Service Visual Studio Code extension (preview)

Have you ever used the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Translation Service (DTS)? The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Translation Service (DTS) is hosted in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS). It’s designed to enhance the experience for partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) when they translate their solutions or add a new language for supported Dynamics products. DTS uses… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article on...

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Business Central data exported in Azure Data Lake
Jun10

Business Central data exported in Azure Data Lake

Azure Data Lake? Azure Data Lake includes all the capabilities required to make it easy for developers, data scientists, and analysts to store data of any size, shape, and speed, and do all types of processing and analytics across platforms and languages. It removes the complexities of ingesting and storing all of your data while making it faster to get up and running with batch, streaming,… Continue Reading rs’s Article...

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Cumulative Update 2 for MSDYN365BC 2022 Wave 1 is Released.
Jun10

Cumulative Update 2 for MSDYN365BC 2022 Wave 1 is Released.

Hi Readers, Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update 2 is released for June 2022 for Business Central 20. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 20. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc20, #2022RW1 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Cumulative Update 2 for MSDYN365BC 2022 Wave 1 is Released....

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For June 2022.
Jun08

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For June 2022.

Hi Readers, A New Month and a new set of cumulative update. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for June 2022 for Business central 14, 18 & 19. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 18 & 19. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc14, #msdyn365bc18 #msdyn365bc19 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For June 2022.
Jun07

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For June 2022.

 Hi Readers, A new month and new cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for June 2022. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #NAV2018 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For June 2022. A new...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and Power Automate: conditions on empty field values
Jun06

Dynamics 365 Business Central and Power Automate: conditions on empty field values

In the past days I’ve received the following question from one of my followers: in a Power Automate workflow, how can I test if a Business Central entity field is blank? Immediately after reading the question, my first answer was: oh, but that’s very easy… but after thinking a bit, I remember that there are also some tricky parts to know about these cases. And this is the reason of why I’ve… Continue...

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Should Microsoft keep installing apps behind your back?
Jun03

Should Microsoft keep installing apps behind your back?

In a way – I’m not going to tell anything new here. Microsoft has been adding apps to your environment for many years already. It’s just that a recent discussion on Twitter basically led to a general – let’s say – “feeling”, that made me decide to share my view on the matter as well :-). TL;DR When you are in BC SaaS, your environment is getting upgraded automatically once per month...

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D365 Business Central : Notify on Changed Permission Set
May31

D365 Business Central : Notify on Changed Permission Set

D365 Business Central contains a number of predefined permission sets (categorized by type System or Extension) that are added by Microsoft or by your software provider. We can use these Permission Sets as it is or create our own custom ones. We don’t need to start from scratch. Microsoft doesn’t allow us to modify the predefined ones, however we can copy these permission sets to a new one… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: changing the way of sending tenant-level notifications
May30

Dynamics 365 Business Central: changing the way of sending tenant-level notifications

For some years now, Microsoft have communicated Dynamics 365 Business Central service health status and service incidents through the Microsoft 365 Service Health dashboard. Separately, they have sent email notifications about environment upgrades and compatibility of per-tenant extensions with upcoming updates to notification recipients that are defined in the Business Central administration… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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BCTechDays 2022
May30

BCTechDays 2022

After too long (last edition was in 2019), we finally can look forward to a new edition of THE best technical conference for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: BCTechDays (formally known as NAVTechDays). If you run through my blog (or simply search for “NAVTechDays“), you probably notice that I’ve always been ecstatic about this conference. And the reason is that BCTechDays simply… Continue Reading...

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D365 Business Central : Duplicate BC Container
May26

D365 Business Central : Duplicate BC Container

I recently have an issue where I need to spin up a new D365BC docker container for the same project. Because I already have some data in my current container, I want to duplicate my existing container (instead of creating a clean new one). I couldn’t find a direct command to duplicate a container, so I need to create a new image first from the existing container using commit. Using that… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s...

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