Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Saurav Dhyani - Top Content of 2020.

Hi Readers,

Finally a Year that we wanted to be over globally is coming to an end. 

I always like to see the positive side of everything that happens in life and with this long year there is certainly thing have changed for me too.

When I start thinking what changed this year with respect to what I do for community I was amazed to see how much I have changed the way I am contributing. 

People that help me with all these contributions (all of you) are supposed to know where I was contributing to help each other next year. 

First of all Thanks to all of you for keeping me motivated and still engaged with what I do.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Keep your containerhelper module updated?

Hi all,

As most of us are learning and start using dockers for business central. 

With the changes are happening with the product and also in bccontainer helper we need to make sure that we have always latest version of container module installed in our system.

In this article, I will share my way of keeping my bccontainerhelper updated.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Check Financial Journal in Background.

Hi Readers,

In this article we will discuss about one of the optional feature added in Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2.

I think this will be great feature added for new users in Business Central or a super old NAV Customer who are recently upgraded to Business Central.

With this feature as we add Journal Lines system check the mandatory fields. Business Central validate financial journals, such as general or payment journals, while you're working on them.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

#msdyn365bc - How Do I Install New Version of Extension (on-Prem)?

Hi Readers,

In this article we will discuss about installing a new version of extension on-prem & docker containers.

With Extension model, when we change apps that we build for our customers, there are certain steps to be followed for Installation of new version of app in tenant.

This is based on a question that received on email. You will need to follow steps in same order when there a new version of Per Tenant Extension (PTE) or ISV/Apps on-Prem version.

For this demo, I will build an app called "Upgrade Extension Demo".

Monday, December 21, 2020

msdyn365bc - Migrations to Business Central online.

Hi Readers,

In this article we will discuss what's new Migration to Business Central Online with Business Central 2020 Wave 2.

Till now Business Central on-premises solution should be an identical twin in a Business Central online tenant for replication. 

With Business Central 2020 wave 2 there are new possibility added. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Clean your app.json file?

Hi Readers,

This article is about a quick change during AL Development.

This change can be implemented starting Business Central 15.3 and higher. 

With Business Central 17 the Visual Studio code automatically apply these setting when you create a new apps. 

As we all understand, that we all extension need to have at least dependent on Microsoft default apps.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Latest Update for IRS 1099 Form - #msdynav & #msdyn365bc.

Hi Readers,

This is a quick article about changes in IRS 1099 Form in Dynamics NAV and Business Central.

With latest cumulative update Microsoft have released update for North America version which includes a Application change related to  IRS 1099 Form.

In this article we will understand about the update and How partners should apply this hotfix for customers using 1099 Form in #msdynav and #msdyn365bc.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For December 2020.

Hi Readers,


Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for December 2020 for Business central 14, 15, 16 & 17.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#msdyn365bc14 #msdyn365bc15 #msdyn365bc16 #msdyn365bc17

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Latest Update for India GST - #msdynav.

Hi Readers,

This is a quick article about changes in Goods and Services Tax in Dynamics NAV 2016.

With latest cumulative update Microsoft have released update for India version which includes a Application change related to  GST Changes.

In this article we will understand about the update and How partners should apply this hotfix for customers in #msdynav.

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For December 2020.

Hi Readers,

A New month and new cumulative updates.

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for December 2020.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#NAV2016 #NAV2017 & #NAV2018

Monday, December 14, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Test Base64 Conversion via API?

Hi Readers,

As discussed in last article we will Test customization using API that we developed this week for integration from #msdyn365bc or #MSDynNAV.

If you want to see other articles in this series please refer here.

We will need to use same website to Test this process. This process will require a Base64 Value for testing. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Test Base64 Conversion via Web Services?

Hi Readers,

As discussed in last article we will Test customization using web services that we developed this week for integration from #msdyn365bc or #MSDynNAV.

If you want to see other articles in this series please refer here.

We will need to use same website to Test this process. This process will require a Base64 Value for testing. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Test Base64 Conversion via Modern Client?

Hi Readers,

As discussed in last article we will Test customization that we developed this week for integration from #msdyn365bc or #MSDynNAV.

If you want to see other articles in this series please refer here.

We will need to use a website to Test this process. This process will require a Base64 Value for testing.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

#msdyn365bc - How Do I Develop a Custom API Page?

Hi Readers,

As discussed in last article we will start develop API Page for integration from #msdyn365bc or #MSDynNAV.

If you want to see other articles in this series please refer here.

API Pages are for integration purpose and cannot be used in the client for users access. There are specific rules need to be followed during development of API Pages.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Say Hello to Base64 Convert?

Hi Readers,

In last article we created tables and pages required to store attachment in #msdyn365bc or #msdynnav.

If you want to see other articles in this series please check here.

In this article we will understand How to use Base64 Conversion in #msdyn365bc and #msdynnav. 

To transfer files, we cannot do it as a file but Base 64 can help us to do the magic.

Monday, December 7, 2020

#msdyn365bc - New Tables to store Attachments?

Hi Readers,

As discussed in last article we will start the Integration to store or retrieve attachments from #msdyn365bc or #MSDynNAV.

If you want to see other articles in this series please navigate here.

In this article we will create tables and pages that will be required for the integration. The table is used to save values that are added via Integration entity that we will create later.

#msdyn365bc - New Series about Integration?

Hi Readers,

In recent times I have heard many questions about Integration of Business Central. 

With Business Central there are multiple ways to handle integration and In this series I will try to cover two of them.

  • API Integration.
  • Web Service Integration.
In this series we will understand how you can actually send out and bring in attachment to Business Central.

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.

Friday, November 27, 2020

#msdyn365bc - Copy journal function on Posted General Journals.

Hi Readers,

The 2020 release wave 2 delivers a set of features which are requested by customers and Partners. In this article we will discuss about one of such feature which was added in Business Central based on Idea summited.

In this article we will discuss about that feature as a process and technically. 

After this article I hope you will be able to use and also understand how to technically handle customs with respect to General Journal.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

#MSDyn365BC - Enabling Upcoming Features Ahead of Time.

Hi Readers,

With #MSDyn365bc 2020 Release Wave 2, Microsoft have enabled a New feature called "Feature Management".

In this article we will understand - 

  • How administrators can turn on new features using the Feature Management page. 
  • What we need to take care before enabling new feature in Business Central.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

#MSDyn365BC - What's New in 2020 release wave 2 Administration?

Hi Readers,


The 2020 release wave 2 delivers a set of features that are designed to simplify and improve the way partners administer tenants, and the way administrators carry out administration tasks for licensing and permissions.

In this article, we will list down what's new in #Msdyn365bc 2020 Release Wave 2 administration is summary.

If you would like to understand more about any of the topic listed below, Please let me know as comment to this article.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

How DO I - Calculate Working and Nonworking Day in #MSDynNAV & #MSDyn365bc.

Hi Readers,

In Last article we understand how to setup Base Calendar in #MSDynNAV & #MSDyn365bc. 

In this article we will see how we can utilize base calendar to check Working and Non-Working Days based on Calendar. 

This is actually a question during last #bcopendiscussion from Shahid Ullah.

Question - How to find the Workings Days in a month or from a given date range?

Monday, November 23, 2020

Setup Base Calendars in #MSDynNAV & #MSDyn365bc.

 Hi Readers,

In last week #bcopendiscussion we discussed about Base Calendars.

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central one of the feature that is not much talked about is Calendars.

With this feature you can define your working and non-working days which will also help in date calculations in Business Central.  

The main task in setting up a new base calendar is to specify and define the non-working days that you want to apply.

In this article, we will discuss about steps to setup Base Calendar.

Friday, November 20, 2020

#MSDyn365BC Reduce Data Stored in Business Central Tenant - Compress Tables?

Hi all,

In Part 1 and Part 2 we discussed about few ways to Reduce Data Stored in Business Central Database that includes -

  • Delete unused companies
  • Delete documents
  • Use retention policies
  • Migrate BLOB data types to Media or MediaSet

In this article, we will understand a Compress Tables Feature with Business Central.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

#MSDyn365BC Reduce Data Stored in Business Central Tenant - Part 2?

Hi all,

In Last article we discussed about some quick ways to delete unused data from the system using standard Microsoft Batches.

I Hope you also feel in the same way as I do about cleaning up database to keep it manageable, easier to Upgrade and Upgradable to BC Online.

Clean Data also increases the performance of code. 

In this article, we will try to understand what else is in store for clean-up data in database.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

#MSDyn365BC Reduce Data Stored in Business Central Tenant - Part 1?

 Hi all,

We all understand that our customer databases size increases as we use Dynamics NAV or Business Central. We as partners are not the right person to suggest you which data is important for your business.

At same time we understand that there is a size limit in Business Central Online.

We as customers & partners need to start thinking about data that we can remove to reduce our database sizes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

#MSDyn365BC 2020 Wave 2 - Data Audit System Fields.

Hi Readers,

In this series of articles we will discuss about what's new in the product with Business Central 2020 Wave 2.

With Business Central 2020 Wave 2 (V17), Microsoft have added Data Audit System Fields in all Tables.

In this article we will understand what that means and how developers can utilize these fields with AL Programming.

#MSDyn365BC #BusinessCentral

Monday, November 16, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For November 2020.

Hi Readers,

A New month and new cumulative updates.

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 2020.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#NAV2016 #NAV2017 & #NAV2018

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For November 2020.

Hi Readers,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 2020 for Business central 14, 15, 16 & 17.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 15, 16 and 17.


Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#MSDYN365BC14 #MSDYN365BC15 
#MSDYN365BC16 #MSDYN365BC17

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Highlights from First Ever - #DirectionsVirtual.

Hi Readers,

Today First ever #DirectionsVirtual kicked off. Due to Covid this event was switched to being virtual. 

As expected its a great session, to network and hear great about product. #directions4partners is combination of Directions EMEA and Directions Asia.

I am participating this year and trying to be presenter. During my session recording I learned that I am not a camera friendly person. 

But so much about me, lets talk about some news that is for everyone from Day 1 of Virtual Directions.

#Directions2020 #directions4partners

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

#MSDyn365BC - Cash Receipt Journal Amount Fields?

 Hi Readers,

A quick update about Cash Receipt Journal in Business Central.

This changes applies from Business Central on-Prem and higher.

Issue - Unable to see Debit / Credit Amount Fields in Cash Receipt Journal.

Microsoft have changed which amount fields will be available in the Cash Receipt Journal.

Best part is these changes are part of Setup, using which customer can decide which amount fields are required in Cash Receipt Journal Page.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Automated Testing with Business Central.

Hi Readers,

I Just wanted to share this information in a blog and I think you can surely utilize this information with #msdyn365bc AL Development.

With AL Development, using Automated Testing you can save time and cost during Extension Testing. 

Automated Testing also makes refactoring & clean code processes easier and you will be able to test before and after refactoring.

#automatedtesting, #msdyn365bc

Monday, October 12, 2020

How can I create Docker Container using New-BcContainerWizard?

Hi Readers,

I am sure you would have heard that NAV/BC docker containers are changed with artifacts.

In this article we will discuss how to setup docker container for Business Central new way.

If you are not using dockers then complete these steps -

  • Install latest windows update.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For October 2020.

Hi Readers,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for September 2020 for Business central 14, 15 & 16.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 15 and 16.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#MSDYN365BC14 #MSDYN365BC15 #MSDYN365BC16

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For October 2020.

Hi Readers,

A New month and new cumulative updates.

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for October 2020.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#NAV2016 #NAV2017 & #NAV2018

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

MSDyn365BC 2020 Wave 2 - Business Central Launch Event.

Hi Readers,


As we all understand things are chaining so quickly and we all want to learn everything that is changing.

Everyone in the community is sharing information. 

So if you are one of the #msdyn365bc enthusiastic then there is great content will be available from Microsoft about what new in #msdyn365bc 2020 wave 2.

In this article we will discuss what will be available in Launch Event.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Business central - First Certification is available Now.

Hi Readers,

We all were waiting for first certification for Business Central.

The wait is over, and starting today Microsoft First Certification for business central is available. 

MB-800 titled as "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant (beta)" is available now.

#msdyn365bc, #certification.

Monday, October 5, 2020

msdyn365bc 2020 Wave 2 - India Preview Documentation.

 Hi Readers,


Information is flowing so quickly. I hope you are able to keep pace with all latest news.

In this article we will discuss about latest information available for India for #msdyn365bc 2020 wave 2.

As we all know that India Localization is only available as preview.

Friday, October 2, 2020

msdyn365bc 2020 Wave 2 - Docker Artifact URL.

 Hi Readers,

If you are like me and don't want to download the Product DVD and plan to use Docker with the latest release.


As discussed in last article #msdyn365bc 2020 wave 2 is available for 21 Localized Version, W1 version and India in public preview.

While setting up dockers you will require articfactUrl.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Download Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on Premises 2020 Wave 2 Release.

 Hi Readers,

As Expected Microsoft have released #msdyn365bc 2020 wave 2 is available. 

This article provides details of the new release.

The 2020 release wave 2 for Business Central delivers a wealth of new features.

Read What's new in 2020 Release Wave 2 here

Dynamics NAV Customers upgrading to Business Central on Prem will be able to run business central on premises, move to cloud or choose a hybrid approach.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dynamics Community Summit North America 2020.

Hi Readers,


Dynamic Communities, Summit is the next big Dynamics 365 conference. 

Due to #Covid 19, Community SUMMIT is also Virtual this year.

When - October 05 2020 - October 09 2020.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 2 - Virtual Launch Event Announced.

Hi Readers,

We all know that Next release of Business Central is Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2.

As we all are waiting for Next Release of Business Central. 

This Year Microsoft have planned for a virtual event for Launch.

#2020Wave2 #BC17 #Virtual

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Enums Available in Business Central 2020 Wave 2 Preview.

Hi Readers,

I keep getting this question multiple times from my team internally and also from community, so I thought to compile a list of Enum Exist in Business Central.

Internally we need to know about these Enums so that we can decide which of our customer customization in C/AL can be upgraded to Business Central AL using Enum.

As we all know that we have two major releases every year so I wanted to be as current as I can be.

Monday, September 14, 2020

MSDYN365BC - Good News for Indian Customers/Partners.

Hi Readers,

As  I stated in past to hold on, that there's light at the end of the tunnel. 

Finally that day arrived, Microsoft have finally announced Business Central for India is a public preview only.

Yes, its only in Preview yet so there is no much to do but its a good start and we need to start working toward the future.

#BusinessCentral, #Msdyn365bc, #IndiaLocalization

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For September 2020.

Hi Readers,

Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for September 2020.


Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#NAV2017 & #NAV2018

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For September 2020.

 Hi Readers,


Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for September 2020 for Business central 14, 15 & 16.

Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 15 and 16.

Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.

#MSDYN365BC14 #MSDYN365BC15 #MSDYN365BC16

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