Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 458
ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s volume includes how using Search in BC can impact performance, the new Dynamics 365 Business Central Administrator role, and disabling data analysis mode in Business Central 2023 release wave 2.
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.
Using Search in BC can impact performance
Looking for something? The Search feature in BC is right there, easy to use, and gives you what you’re looking for, right? The only (potential) problem is that depending on the number of records and columns to scan, using the Search feature in Business Central can severely impact system performance.
Duilio Tacconi offers some solutions to improve search performance in his blog, SEARCH in lists : the silent killer.
The new Dynamics 365 Business Central Administrator role
There are various administrator roles in BC, each with granular permission settings. When a customer accepts a partner’s request for granular delegated administration privileges, the relevant members of the specified security group in the partner’s Microsoft Entra tenant get access.
The Dynamics 365 Administrator Microsoft Entra ID role has access to Business Central environments and the admin center, but this role also can access Power Platform or Dynamics 365 products on the customer’s tenant.
In Business Central 2023 release wave 2, Microsoft has introduced a new role, Dynamics 365 Business Central Administrator, that grants access to Business Central, but not the rights to access Dynamics 365 or Power Platform, giving BC users more control over the access privileges they assign to internal and delegated users within their customer tenant.
To learn more, read Stefano Demiliani’s blog, Dynamics 365 Business Central: the Dynamics 365 Business Central Administrator role for granular administration.
New Feature: Disabling data analysis mode in Business Central 2023 release wave 2
The data analysis mode in Business Central enables users to analyze data directly from the page without having to run a report or switch to another application like Excel. For instance, users could analyze views of “My customers,” “Recently added vendors,” or “Sales statistics.”
In Business Central 2023 release wave 2, Microsoft has added the ability for developers to disable data analysis mode for users for certain pages using page object metadata. In addition, administrators can disable data analysis mode for certain users by setting a new system permission, DATA ANALYSIS.
Saurav Dhyani demonstrates this new feature in his video, How to Disable Data Analysis Mode in #msdyn365bc.
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