Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 410

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 410

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 410, you’ll read about the Data Search App and its integration with big databases, Excel Layout Reports in Business Central, and how to set up a Payment Tolerance in Business Central.

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.

A Comprehensive look at the Data Search App in Business Central

Microsoft recently introduced the Data Search App in the 2002 Wave 2 release for Business Central and has the feature in preview mode. Eric Wauters, Microsoft MVP at the Waldo blog, looks at the Data Search App’s design, code, features, and how this would react in a big database. The App allows you to find a particular record or value via keyword search functionality. The search goes through each table one at a time. If you enter more than one keyword, the result will only show records that include all the words in any of the selected fields.  

How to Set Payment Tolerances in Dynamics 365 Business Central  

Brad Prendergast at DvlprLife blog explains the Payment Tolerance functionality and shows how to setup this feature in Business Central. This feature allows you to close an invoice when the payment does not fully cover the amount on the invoice. Payment tolerances are typically for small amounts and would cost more to correct than to just accept. In this post, Prendergast describes the five steps it takes to achieve this functionality with screenshots.

How to Create an Excel Layout Report

In a recent post by Steven Renders, he discusses Excel Layout Reports in Business Central and sees a perfect collaboration between users and developers. With this feature being relatively new, Renders is excited about the capabilities of the Excel Layout Report with Business Central users being able to create and edit report layouts simply by using these Excel features: sliders, diagrams, charts, and pivot.

Renders and Renato Fajdiga recently hosted a workshop at Directions EMEA, titled, “Workshop Business Central Excel Layout Reports Demystified.” In the workshop, Renders presented Excel layouts from a developer and a Business Central user perspective. The workshop also talked about how a developer can offer calculated columns in Excel pivot tables/charts.  

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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