Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 396

Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 396

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central development and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 396, you’ll learn about Azure Load Testing for your applications, Dynamics 365 BC Nav 2018 and BC18 support, how to query to get distinct values in 365 Business Central, and disabling the dialog after posting 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…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/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.

Azure Load Testing

Microsoft MVP, Stefano Damiliani, writes about testing Azure functions performances with Azure load testing, explaining that Azure Load Testing is a service that simulates traffic for your applications, regardless of where they are hosted. Once you’ve generated the high-scale load, the service will collect client-side and server-side metrics. The former provides details such as number of virtual users, request response times, or the number of requests per second, while the latter provides information about Azure application components in use, such as number of database reads, types of HTTP responses, container resource consumption, and the like. Read his article for all the details.

Dynamics 365 BC Support Ending for NAV 2018 and BC18

Microsoft’s Modern Lifecyle Policy means Dynamics NAV 2018 and Business Central 18 will be out of mainstream support this October with the release of BC 2022 Wave 2. And we have one year from then until BC 14 will be out of mainstream support. This is your friendly reminder to make those upgrade plans!

Using Query to Get Distinct Values in D365BC

That NAV Guy offers a quick solution for when you are working with table data and need to retrieve a unique record value (aka SELECT DISTINCT). Since Business Central doesn’t provide this logic out of the box, he shares how to accomplish this using Query versus using a combination of looping and temp tables. Read D365 Business Central: Using Query to Get Distinct Values to see how he does it.

Disabling the Dialog After Posting in Business Central

Steve Endow walks us through how to disable a useless and annoying dialog box in Business Central. In his example, it appears that you can either set the preference by user or disable the notifications for all record types. Read Disable the Annoying Dialog After Posting in Business Central for the full story.

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