Friday, December 4, 2020

#msdyn365bc - How Do I Add Field in Table Fieldgroup?

Hi Readers,

Yesterday while reviewing a Upgrade Merge to 2020 Release Wave 2, I encountered a custom which was left during merge process.

Using Azure Develops I updated developers and the reply was that its not possible to add fields in base table filegroups. 

I thought this might be something that other developers are also following.

Please read till end. At the end of the article I have listed best practices and other things to remember regarding Field Groups.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Changes related to Reports in 2020 Wave2.

Hi Readers,

In series of articles about What's new in Business Central 2020 Release Wave2, in this article we will see what changes are done for Reports.

This article we provide all different ways that we can set these soft limits for Report Executions in business central.

Report performance and easier to access are two areas that Microsoft worked during this release. 

This also adds an extra step for developer to make sure that performance of the reports is within the soft limits.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Getting Started with Building Apps?

Hi Readers,

As we all Dynamics NAV Developers are trying to constantly upgrades ourselves to #msdyn365bc developers.

We all understand that having Apps available on AppSource is the future for all of us. As of today there are 1113 apps available in AppSource for Business Central.

With this change as we are learning we also need to understand How do I build Apps for Business Central. 

As we are learning it and trying to build apps for the community we should also try to keep our development methodology align with Microsoft.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Delete extension data.

Hi Readers,

In this article we will test out a new feature released with 2020 Release Wave 2.

With this feature, administrators can delete extension data in production or sandboxes, either because an application is not in use or, more commonly, because there is a desire to reinstall it from scratch without data—for example, after testing or trial.


This is important feature for SaaS customers as size of database is important and removing data which is not required is important to keep tenant clean and also keep database size reduced.

Monday, November 30, 2020

#msdyn365bc - How to access SQL database inside docker container ?

Hi Readers,

This is one of the common questions that is asked so many times. 

Question - How can I access my database inside Docker Container in SQL Server Management Studio?

There are situations where you would like to see data stored in SQL Server that is mapped for the docker container. 

There can be multiple reasons to have access the SQL Server.

In this article we will see how easy it is to access SQL Database mapped to docker container.