ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 248

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 248

The NAV 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 experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

A note to our Dev Digest readers: As you know, we typically publish Dev Digest on Fridays. However, with the July 4th holiday falling on Thursday this year, we assume that many of you will be taking Friday off to make it a nice, long, 4-day weekend. Therefore, this week’s Digest is appearing today, Wednesday. Enjoy, and have a safe and fun holiday!

Issue Debugging in VS Code Against Docker Container

In his June 3 post, Freddy shares the issue that many reported where debugging “hangs” in the Business Central 2019 CU1 release. Freddy provides the common denominator where the issue occurred and gives two options to work around it: by either disabling thread throttling or ensuring you have four logical processors.

Why Ransomware Will Only Get Worse

Consider this a public service announcement. It only takes one person clicking on a malicious link to bring an entire organization to its knees. Please have a disaster recovery plan in place, tested, and ready to use! Read how failed IT practices cost these cities big in A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse.

Business Central On Premises: Showing Export to Excel

Kyle wants to know: “For Business Central On Premises, Web client: How do I make ‘Export to Excel’ show up on my custom list pages?”

If you have suggestions, send them to

Developer Tip of the Day: Using Enum in AL 

Kyle continues to educate with his Developer Tip of the Day: “If you are using an enum in AL, and you want the equivalent of the option string “blank”, where your first option is no option (a blank), the enum value needs to be ” “, not “”. Note the space in between the double-quotes. 



,G/L Account,Item

enum 50000 “Type” 

Extensible = true; 

value(0; ” “) { } 

value(1; “G/L Account”) { } 

value(2; Item) { } 

Developer Tip of the Day: Docker Image Tags

Kyle offers another Developer Tip of the Day: “You can get a list of Docker image tags for Business Central on premises, and yes, BC14 is available. Hat tip to Waldo for figuring out how to do that. Check out his List all Business Central Docker Image Tags blog. To summarize: Use this URL to get a list of Business Central on premises Docker container versions.” 

D365 Business Central and API Call Limits

Stefano asks if there is a limit on the number of requests that an external application can perform with D365BC APIs. The short answer is, yes. Read Dynamics 365 Business Central and API calls limits for more information. 

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

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