ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 271

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 271

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.

Bug Resolved: Modify Caption in TableExtension

Bill Warnke shares: “This is a bug I opened up on the AL Github, Modify Caption in TableExtension #5429. Can anyone else confirm this? I’m seeing it in all my BC15 instances and a prod instance but I don’t know why it’s taking so long to verify the bug.

Matt Traxinger replies: “I didn’t even think this was allowed. What happens when two extensions both try to modify the caption of a base field?” 

Bill responds with the Table and Extension Properties, commenting: “Yeah, I don’t even know. I feel like it it’s something that should only be allowed in the Per-Tenant extension world.” 

Bill updates this issue: “Fixed in 15.2.” 

Breaking Changes and How to Fix Them

Kyle shares: “An in-progress list of ‘these things break going from BC14 to BC15’ from a development perspective can be found on the Microsoft AL App Extensions Blob.” 

D365 Business Central Cumulative Updates

Multi-Language Syntax Deprecated in AL

Bill W informs: “Multi-language syntax in AL is deprecated.” 

Text000: TextConst ENU = ‘This is being deprecated.’; 

DoDoThisMsg: Label = ‘This is the new hotness.’; 

And adds: “You’ll need to generate xliff files for your target language if you want customization in your extension translated. Here’s some brief documentation on using the translation service from Microsoft, Business Central App Translation.”

Free eBook for AL Beginners

Saurav shares a link: “A Free eBook, AL for Beginners, is available for download from GitHub.”


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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