ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Business Central Developer Digest - vol 308

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Business Central Developer Digest - vol 308

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Business Central and Dynamics NAV Cumulative Updates for August 2020

Cumulative Updates for Business Central and NAV can be found here:

Suggested Improvement for BC: Cast Your Vote to Make Cumulative Updates an Upgrade

Kyle makes a suggestion and is looking for your support: “Vote early, vote often. I suggested a BC improvement to make Cumulative Updates do an upgrade (rather than a fresh install) so that web services and service tiers are upgraded in place.” Log in to cast your vote for this improvement.  

Developer Tip of the Day: Lookup Page ID

Kyle has another tip in his Developer Tip of the Day: “Do not do this for Page or Page Extension fields: 

     LookupPageId = 33; 
Do this instead: 

     LookupPageId = “Customer Lookup”; 
ID numbers for objects and fields are slowly going away.”

Git Merge Versus Rebase

If you’ve been using Git for a while, you’ve probably been incorporating rebase into your daily activities. However, there are some potential issues when utilizing Rebase over Merge. Jarrod Spillers dives into the details of exactly how the two differ, when you should use rebase instead of merge, and when you should absolutely not use rebase in his article, Git Merge vs Git Rebase: Avoiding Rebase Hell. In his article, Why You Should Stop Using Git Rebase, Fredrik Morken takes a harder stance and encourages you to not use rebase at all.


If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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