Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 435

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 435

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s volume includes analyzing Long Running AL with Power BI, understanding Vendor Invoice Management in BC, selecting a Dataverse environment for Power Automate flows in BC, and getting the most out of Git.

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.

Analyzing Long-Running AL with Power BI

Waldo shared Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan’s tweet:

This is a big one! Finally, the long-running AL method is going to be something worth looking at – and I expect it even to be more interesting than the SQL one! Thanks so much, @KennieNP!

“New improvement coming to the Power BI reports on #msdyn365bc telemetry: Analyze long-running AL (without modal time) (requires v21.6). Coming in the June updates of the apps. Try it today in the beta app for ISV telemetry.”

Learn more from Microsoft at Analyze and Monitor Telemetry with Power BI.

Understanding Vendor Invoice Management in Business Central

There is more to vendor invoices than you might think! Vendor Invoice Management is the process of recording and matching an invoice to a purchase order and receipt information. There are two ways to invoice purchases in Business Central, each with its merits.

Read Alfredo Iorio’s tutorial on Vendor Invoice Management in Business Central to learn more.

Select a Dataverse environment for Power Automate Flows in D365 BC

In the past, Power Automate flows in Business Central were always sourced in the default (or first) Dataverse environment.

Beginning with version 22, users can select a Dataverse environment in the context of the Automate group and access flows stored in that Dataverse environment.

Stefano Demiliani shows how in his blog, Dynamics 365 Business Central: Power Automate environment selection and permissions.

Get the Most out of Git

Tom H. shared his experience with GitKraken’s online course:

I’ve been working with Git repositories for years now, but I didn’t really understand what was going on or what Git could do for me. So, I set aside some time and took this free online training class in Git from GitKraken that did a good job of explaining a lot of Git’s features and how they work. Anyone who wants to actually understand what Git is doing and doesn’t know how to start should check it out.

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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