Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 395

Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 395

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central development and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 395, you’ll learn about copy item description to G/L Entries in Business Central and how to find tips and tricks for Business Central 2022 Wave 2.

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Copy Item Description to G/L Entries in Business Central

Heinrich wants to know if anyone has copied item descriptions to G/L entries in BC. “I know I have done something like this in the past. Does anyone have something along these lines somewhere in code? I know there is a field called ‘Copy Line Descr. to G/L Entry’ on Purchase & Payables setup and Sales & Receivables setup for G/L Account lines on the sales and purchase documents.”

Gwen suggests: “You need to flip the ‘Copy item desc. to entries’ in the Inventory Setup.”

Heinrich replies: “This flag on Inventory Setup only pushes line description for item purchase lines onto the Item Ledger Entry (not the G/L entry). I need it to push onto the G/L entry for the inventory lines. Problem is it normally bundles these inventory transactions as well and shows them as Direct Cost on G/L entries.”

Gwen: “Ahhhhh!  Rats.  I thought I was on to something there.”

Chris K offers: “The biggest issue here is in the code.  Not sure of the version you are using (If you are using C/AL, it’s an easy fix).

The function PostInvtPostBufPerEntry in Codeunit 5802 should use the Value Entry description but it uses the generic description instead.  This may date back before the flag Gwendolynn mentioned when the Item Ledger/Value Entry were generally blank (which went back to the early versions and saving database space).

In C/AL, you can change this function, and everything works nicely.

In AL, they didn’t put the hooks here.  You should be able to use the OnPostInvtPostBufOnAfterInitGenJnlLine Event, but I’m not sure what happens when you want to Post by Group (an easy test).  Note that you will still have to set the ‘Copy Item Desc. to Entries’ to true to get the correct description on the Value Entry.”

Heinrich: “Thanks Chris, super helpful.”

Tips and Tricks for Business Central 2022 Wave 2

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central team is sharing tips & tricks for #MSDyn365BC on Twitter. Follow #BCTipsAndTricks to get insight into all the upcoming new features.

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