Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 441

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 441

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s volume includes a company maximum in Business Central, how to use the Install and Upgrade codeunits, BC Tech Days recap, and a record limitation on Power Automate.

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.

Business Central has a 300-company maximum per environment

James Crowter tweeted, “Maybe everyone else was aware of this new limit for #MSDyn365BC 23 wave 1, but I just came across it in the docs. Not unreasonable, but I need to stop saying unlimited now.”

Maximum company limit of 300 in Business Central
Figure 1 – Maximum company limitation of 300 in Business Central

For more information, see Microsoft’s Operational Limits for Business Central Online.

For a discussion of the reasons behind these limitations, see Operational challenges with many companies per environment.

Install and Upgrade codeunits for extensions

Alberto, the Business Central Geek, discusses how to use the Install and Upgrade codeunits in extensions for Business Central.

These codeunits ensure a smooth installation and upgrade process, allowing extensions to adapt to changes in the system or take advantage of new features and functionalities.

An Install codeunit executes when an application is installed for the first time or when an uninstalled app is installed again.

An Upgrade codeunit only runs when a greater version of an already installed app is installed.

Read his blog, How to Use Install and Upgrade CodeUnits in Business Central.

Power Automate and multiple record changes limitation

Power Automate has functional limits, one of which is related to the number of records created or modified in a certain timeframe. Currently, if more than 100 records are created or changed within 30 seconds, the flow won’t be triggered.

The limit is mainly due to the fact that the Power Automate flow triggering is done via webhook notifications, and this limitation depends on the way the Business Central connector handles collection notifications. 

If you have a Power Automate flow that is triggered by the “When a record is created” or “When a record is changed” actions and you want it to be triggered with a host of records inserted or changed in a very short amount of time, you will have problems.

Stefano Demiliani addresses this problem using Azure Queues. Read his blog, Dynamics 365 Business Central: Power Automate and multiple record changes limitation.

BC Tech Days 2023

BC Tech Days 2023 wrapped up last week in Antwerp, Belgium.

The conference offered many amazing sessions, including new features in Business Central, API best practices, Power App solutions for Business Central, an introduction to Copilot, and much more.

Check out the session recordings of BC Tech Days 2023 courtesy of mibuso!

Don’t forget: Community Summit North America 2023, October 15-20

Community Summit North America will be here before you know it!

Community Summit is the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft business applications user ecosystem. This year, Summit will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Charlotte Convention Center October 17-20, 2023.

Prior to the main conference event, Community Summit will offer Academy classes for an additional charge on October 15-16 (Sunday and Monday).

Save 10% off current registration fees with the ArcherPoint discount link!

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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