Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 419

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 419

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. Developer Digest vol. 419 follows a recent Twitter thread on migrating from DevOps to AL-GO for GitHub, StringConversion Management Codeunit, personalization, and dataflows in PowerBI.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, comprises developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating with the common goal of sharing helpful information 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, and 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. We present a collection of thoughts and findings from Dynamics NAV/BC experts and devotees worldwide each week. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

How to Migrate an Old Repo on DevOps or GitHub to AL-Go for GitHub?

Freddy Kristiansen on Twitter (@freddydk) revealed that the most popular question for a recent Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central office hours call was about migrating to AL-Go for GitHub. Specifically, how to migrate an old repo to AL-Go for GitHub.

There were plenty of questions in this thread, such as why you would want to migrate from DevOps. David Singleton (DFCSingleton) responded by saying it was simply easier to transition from .net to BC than from NAV to BC. Check out the entire thread here.

StringConversion Management Codeunit in Dynamics 365 Business Central

That NAV Guy from New Zealand discusses StringConversionManagement Codeunit in this blog post and discusses four procedures that can be called. Those four are WindowsToASCII, GetPaddedString, RemoveDecimalFromString, and RemoveNonAlphaNumericCharacters.

Creating Personalization for Other Users Via a Profile

Ian Grieve of AzureCurve shows how to personalize Dynamics 365 Business Central for you and multiple people via a profile. A profile in Business Central is the personalization name for a role assigned to users and gives them the same personalization set.

Why Are Dataflows So Interesting for Power BI and Business Central

That’s the question posed by Luc Van Vugt in a recent webinar to Steve Renders from the Think About IT blog. The webinar is now on Youtube and discusses data volume and how Power BI can create datasets, reports, dashboards, and apps to provide granular insights into business processes.

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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