Dynamics Business Central / Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 431

Dynamics Business Central / Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 431

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s Developer Digest vol. 431 includes creating a sandbox to preview the latest BC release’s features. Speaking of new features, Erik Hougaard walks through what’s new in AL 2023 Wave 1 and creating APIs in BC.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central community comprises professionals devoted to advancing the success of their customers. Developers, project managers, and consultants collaborate to share helpful information across blogs, forums, and social media sites. From discovering new solutions to finding answers to complex issues, these dedicated individuals are constantly sharing their knowledge with others. At ArcherPoint, we recognize and appreciate this highly engaged community’s creativity, hard work, and collective intelligence. To ensure all users can benefit from their expertise, we want to share their wealth of information with everyone.

This weekly digest presents a collection of thoughts and findings from Dynamics NAV/BC experts and devotees worldwide each week. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Business Central Version 22 Preview Sandbox Creation

Heinrich Vermeulen shared this blog about getting your sandbox ready to test new features in MSD365 BC 2023 Wave 1 (aka, BC version 22): Here is a cool article explaining how to get your play area ready in minutes to test some new features in BC 22: How do I: Create a BC 2023 Wave 1 Preview Sandbox?

Hacking What’s New in AL 2023 Wave 1

Speaking of 2023 Wave 1, Erik Hougaard walks through what’s new for developers in AL 2023 Wave 1 in his latest YouTube video, What’s new in AL 2023 Wave 1, The Hacker Edition.

Among the items he discusses:

  • AL Explorer shows you what objects, events, apps, and enums are in your app
  • Better InStream support
  • Code navigability on event subscriber
  • Improved compiler resources handling and faster code analyzers
  • Provide Title and custom actions to Error dialogs
  • Attach AL debugger to active session or next session

Also, around 26:00, Erik shows items that Microsoft did not tell us about.

Take a look.

Cast Your Vote for Webhook Listener

Yann asks: “Can we get some help voting the webhook listener idea up? Make your voices heard, developers!

Creating APIs in Business Central

Alberto, The BusinessCentralGeek, recently offered two useful posts on creating APIs in Business Central.

Business Central provides some standard APIs out of the box, but you need to create custom APIs to access data in custom tables. In his blog, How To Create Custom APIs In Business Central, Alberto discusses how to create and test custom APIs in BC.

REST is a lightweight architecture for building web services. In the blog, How To Use VS Code REST Client To Test Business Central APIs, Alberto walks through how to set up the client extension for VS code, get an access token, then use the token to test the API.

Interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

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

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