Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 352

Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 352

In this Developer Digest edition, we talk about improved dimensions in BC 18.2 and issues with Excel permissions.

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...so everyone can 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 this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV 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.

Improved Dimensions In Business Central v18.2

Kyle informs: “Microsoft has improved dimensions as of BC 18.2. Here are my notes from this morning's presentation:

  • Dimension Correction Tool for G/L Entries (but not other kinds of ledger entries)
  • Shortcuts for reporting
  • Added shortcut dimension columns added to 20 ledger entry tables
  • Better defaults
  • Set Allowed Dimension Values per record type
  • Allocate balance by dimension for recurring journal
  • Two new recurrence methods

As of BC16, there is a new permission—System:6110—which allows you to disable Open In Excel and Edit In Excel on all Pages. This is a start, but it would be nice to have that as a Page property instead, so it could be disabled in some places but not in others.” Learn more about improvements in dimensions.

Issue With Permissions To Export To Excel In Newer Versions Of Business Central

Jeff F says: “I just ran into this issue with one of my clients. In a newer version of BC, Microsoft built into permissions whether a user can export to Excel or even edit in Excel. So, if a user suddenly can no longer export to Excel, and the user is not a super user, you will need to provide them with the proper permissions to do so.”

From a post by Microsoft’s Frank Spronck:

“Heads-up in case this comes your way as we get through upgrading more customers to 16.0 (SaaS/OnPrem):

Symptom: User can no longer see Edit in Excel or Open in Excel actions, or the Page group that contains them, in list pages in the Web client after upgrading to 16.0

Cause of Issue: This is related to us introducing a new system permission that empowers admins to choose that a user cannot export data to excel. The root cause is still under investigation

Affected: All non-SUPER users on premises and online

Mitigation: (1) Manually add the  "D365 Excel Export Action" Permission Set to relevant permission sets or user groups, or (2) manually add the system permission 6110 “Allow Action Expo”

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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