Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 406

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 406

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 406, you’ll learn about using PowerShell to identify variable types, where to find deprecated and breaking changes by BC version, and how to submit BC apps to AppSource automatically.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central 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…for everyone’s 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 the wealth of information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there?

Thus, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Developer Tip: PowerShell and Variable Types

ArcherPoint’s Kyle Hardin offers this Developer Tip on using PowerShell to identify variable types.

“Any variable can be queried to find out its type. For example:

$json = ‘{“string1” : “stringValue”}’
IsPublic IsSerial Name BaseType


True True String System.Object
$json = $json | ConvertFrom-Json
IsPublic IsSerial Name BaseType


True False PSCustomObject System.Object

Deprecated and Breaking Changes by Version in Business Central

ArcherPoint’s Joe Shields provided two helpful Microsoft resources that identify deprecated and breaking changes by Business Central version.

Submit AppSource BC Apps Automatically

Freddy’s blog tackled the question of how to submit Business Central apps to AppSource Validation automatically from the DevOps setup. Freddy describes two methods to authenticate to the Partner Center Ingestion API using either Service 2 Service or User Impersonation:

“The Ingestion API for Partner Center supports all offer types in AppSource and can be used to submit updates to Business Central apps to AppSource. Unfortunately, the API comes with very little documentation and the sparse documentation doesn’t contain any information about Business Central. If, however, you want to investigate things by yourself, the primary docs are:

Read the full blog here: Automatic AppSource Submission of Business Central Apps

Interested in Dynamics NAV and/or 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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