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Walkthrough Extension Development in Online Sandbox – Business Central

I have my Sandbox environment as below:

Details of the Sandbox as below:

Connecting VS code to above environment.

When you try to Publish the extension, it will ask you to authenticate.

Copy the Link and open in the browser and paste the code in the box as shown below.

Next it will ask for your Online Instance User Id & Password provide it and on confirmation close the page. It will start deploying the extension.

In this walkthrough I am using below scenario:

Requirement is we need to be able to define some code for dimension combinations. Let me say it will be Sales Code, you can choose name of your choice, this is not Salesperson code.

I am assuming these dimensions will follow the sequence as defined on my General Ledger Setup as below:

On Sales Order & Invoice user should be able to select this Sales Code and dimensions should be populated on order accordingly.

For tracking purpose this Sales Code should flow to Posted Sales Invoice and Customer Ledger.

So, Let’s Start with the development process:

Step-1 We will Create the Table

Here is the code for LookupDimValue Function, it will set filter for Dimension Code on Dimension Value table, as per the Dimension No passed. (1 is for Shortcut Dimension defined on General Ledger Setup, similarly for other 8 dimensions)

Step-2 Next, we will create the Page for this Setup

Step-3 Next, we will add the Sales Code field to all required Tables & Pages

Here is the code for AddDim Function. It is assumed that only combination provided in Sales Code Setup will be used. If you have defined Default dimensions or Combinations, those need to be preserved else this code will overwrite them. You will have to find the Data Set Entry, store them in temporary table used in below code and then add all the dimensions from the setup.

When you Select Sales Code on the Order or Invoice it will populate all the dimensions defined in the Setup.

Code for other Tables & Pages

Step-4 Next, we need to take care to flow the Sales Code to the Ledger and Posted documents.

For posted documents we need not to worry it will flow automatically provided we have defined the fields on same Id.

However, for ledger we will require to use Events to pass the data to their destinations. In this case we are only passing to Customer Ledger Entry. For this we will create a Codeunit.

To Add Event Subscriptions, Use the new Shift+Alt+E shortcut in the AL code editor to invoke a list of all events.

Search for the even you are looking for.

When pressing Enter to select an event entry, an event subscriber for the event will be inserted at the cursor position in the active AL code editor window.

Here is the Codeunit Code:

This is not the final code; much more can be done or need to be done before it can be delivered to customer for their use. Purpose of this walkthrough was to demo the way we can customize the solution using extensions and publishing to Online tenant in Sandbox.

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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How can we Correct Dimension in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

You can do correction by reversing the journal or creating a credit memo for the document, which will be time consuming and can attract to even more errors.

Now you can correct dimensions for general ledger (G/L) entries to ensure your financial reports is providing you with accurate insights. For G/L entries, you can now

  • change the dimension values
  • add new dimensions
  • remove wrong ones

You can also trace a history of the corrections that you have done and can undo corrections in case you had made a mistake in the corrections itself.

Before you continue let me remind you:

Although the Dimension Correction feature only updates general ledger entries, still it can be helpful in many cases with creating accurate financial reports.

You must decide when to use the corrections because when you perform correction, it will result in differences between the dimensions in finance and sub-ledgers. The earlier you decide on what corrections to use, the less manual corrections you’ll need to do in the future.

I am using BC18 Demo database.

 How to run the Dimension Correction

General Ledger Entries. You can change the dimensions for single or multiple entries just by selecting the entries.

G/L Register. You can change the dimension per batch posting. By using “From Entry No.”, “To Entry No.” as a filter for General Ledger Entries.

Posted General Journal. You can use “Document No.” and “Posting Date” as filters for General Ledger Entries.

Search for Dimension Corrections Page.

Draft Dimension Correction Screen:

Depending upon from where you Launched the Dimension Correction, it may come with pre-filled or as blank screen.

You have several options to work with dimensions:

  • You can Add New Dimensions
  • You can Remove existing Dimensions
  • You can Change the existing Dimensions

For Selecting Entries to which above changes applies you have different options to work with.

  • Add related entries. This requires at least 1 G/L Entry already to be selected, and then it adds all other G/L Entries with the same “Transaction No”.
  • Select Manually. You can manually select in the G/L Entries by just choosing them.
  • Add by Filter. Here you have all freedom of choice, how to filter your G/L Entries for the dimension corrections.
  • Add by Dimension. This can be useful if you want to change the dimension value Sales to Admin for all G/L entries. So, you find all G/L Entries with the Dimension Sales.

You can omit/remove selected entries, or change selection criteria for your entries to be applied with changes.

Updating Dimension Values

Above we create a Dimension Correction, the Status is initially DRAFT, it means the G/L Entries Dimension is NOT yet updated.

Once you are done in the Dimension change to move forward you have two option to go thru:

  • Click the Validate dimension change then click RUN.
  • Click RUN.

Validate change

This will check if it’s possible to make the dimension changes you specified.

  • Check Dimension Correction Setup.
  • Check Dimension Combinations.

Once the validation run successfully you can see it in the Validation status.

You can choose to run the job immediately or schedule in case you are operating on larger data set.

Next you can now use the Run action button. This will Apply changes to the General Ledger Entry Dimensions.

How to trace the correction

General Ledger Entries. You can see all the dimension corrections that you’ve done for the selected entries.

Search the Dimension Corrections. You can see all the Dimension corrections that you’ve done even the ongoing dimension corrections will be listed here.

Undo a Correction


In the dimension correction page just click the UNDO. This will be executed as a Job. The user will have to choose, how he wants to apply changes: running the job immediately or schedule it.

It is recommended to run the schedule if you are working with larger data set, to avoid the table locking during posting of other transactions.

Once the Job execution completes, you will see the status change to UNDO COMPLETED.

How to Update the Analysis Views

From the Dimension Correction page, you can also update you’re Analysis Views by clicking the Update Analysis Views button. This will be executed as a Job. You will have to choose, how you want to apply changes: running the job immediately or schedule it.

It is recommended to run the schedule if you are working with larger dataset, to avoid the table locking during posting of other transactions.

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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Monitor Field Change in Business Central

Field Monitoring is one of great help for superusers in Business Central. You can now configure a list of fields that contain high-risk and business-critical data that you want to be notified about when they are changed.

Changes to high-risk settings in Business Central can be tracked using the Change Log functionality. But sometime only tracking changes is not sufficient and you expect more like you should be notified of changes in fields that contain high-risk and business-critical data, such as bank account numbers, company name, and addresses.

Now setting a list of fields that contain high-risk and business-critical data is possible and you can be notified about when they are changed.

To start with this feature, Look for Assist Setup, I am using BC18 demo database for below steps.

Although it is not necessary to follow Assist Setup, you can do setup from individual pages. But this will ensure you don’t miss any steps.

Click on Next to start with setup. And follow the steps in leading wizard pages.

If you wish to use Data Classification and already have performed data classification you can enable or continue with individual fields using Monitored Fields Worksheet, in upcoming Wizard pages.

It is necessary to have the Sending and user e-mail setup is completed. Here you can select the email ids as required.

You need to add Fields for monitoring enable and click finish, or you can open the Page later and configure. This will Start the Monitoring and Notification service.

In Next step or you can open this page Monitored Fields Worksheet from Tell Me.

Add your table & fields that you wish to Monitor.

If notify is enabled you will receive the mail, else you can view in Monitored Field Log page. You can use Field Monitoring Setup Page from Action bar, or you can separately open this page from Tell Me.

You need to Start the Field Monitoring Setup, if not already done. If you have used Assist setup it will be Started, in case you are doing Manually from each Page, you will need to visit this Page, Setup your Emails and Start the Service.

Before we Start with Testing, it is strongly recommended you Log Off and Login again to Business Central. As logging starts and ends on Login & Logout of user.

Open the Customer Page and make changes to Name, as above we have setup to log Name field of Customer.

If your all setup is OK you should Receive a mail as below.

Some Pages helpful for Field Monitored Service are:

You can Monitor the Mails Status from your Role Centre Cues:

What else you can do for monitoring your data and notifications:

  • If there is a problem sending the email, you can check the detailed information on Email Outbox page.
  • You can view the mail sending record on Sent Emails page.
  • You can view the log of Field Monitoring Setup and Monitoring Fields on Monitored Field Log Entries page.

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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Customer and Vendor Document Layout in Business Central

In this post we will discuss how to setup sending documents to different contacts, specific contacts to use with certain documents.

I am using BC18 Demo Database.

On Customer Card select Related-> Customer-> Document Layouts.

Here we are setting up different type of document should go to different contacts/e-mail ids.

In above example: Quote will go to my personal id, and Order Confirmation to my organization id.

It is important that email setup is done to use this feature, either is Office 365 or SMTP which ever you use.

Let’s quickly Check the output:

1. Sales Quote

On Quote select Print/Sent-> Send by Email.

2. Order Confirmation

On Sales Order select Print/Send-> Email Confirmation.

You can see different type of documents are picking different e-mail ids of contacts as per our setup done above.

Similarly, you can do for Vendors too:

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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Auto-insert Recurring Sales and Purchase Lines in Business Central

Today in this post we will see how you can automatically insert frequently used sales and purchases more quickly and conveniently in Dynamics365 Business Central.

I am using BC18 Demo Database.

If your company uses repeat orders for customer and vendors, this feature can be helpful to you.

Open your Vendor Card, Select Related-> Purchases-> Recurring Purchase Lines.

In Recurring Purchase Line Setup, Create Code and way you want them to be available on your Purchase Documents.

Next you need to setup the Card for lines that will be part of this code for Purchase Lines.

Navigate to the Recurring Code Setup Page.

Choose the Card.

Enter the lines associated with this Code, that should be entered on Purchase Lines.

Options on Recurring Code Setup.

** Manual, Will be normal Std. Behavior

** Automatic, Lines will be inserted automatically.

Key in the Vendor Code and press Enter.

This will be helpful if you have single Recurring code setup, as automatic, rest all as manual.

Else Notification will be raised and you have to choose from the list.

** Always Ask, will give you Notification to add.

Key in the Vendor Code and press Enter.

This is helpful when you have multiple setups, and want to choose from the list.

From Notification click on Get Recurring Lines, and select desired code.

Once Lines are inserted on Purchase Lines you can edit the lines as usual in any open orders. Add or Remove Lines, Change the other field values etc.

Similarly, you can setup for Sales Documents too.

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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Track Packages from Sales Documents in Business Central

Today in this post we will see how you to track items on shipping documents in Business Central.

I am using BC18 demo database.

Before we begin, we need to ensure our Shipping Agent is configured:

Open your Shipping agent and fill the Package Tracking URL you received from your agent.

It is obvious if agent do not provide this feature to track package from website, this will be of no use for that particular agent.

Save the changes and go to Sales Order.

Scroll to Shipping and Billing Fast Tab and fill agent details, as in above screenshot.

Next you post your shipment.

Navigate to your shipment and update tracking information you obtained from your agent.

On Posted Sales Shipment Select Process-> Update Document.

Update the Package Tracking No. you received after shipment from your agent, and save the information.

Now you can track the status of the shipment and keep informed to your customer regarding delivery status.

From Posted Shipment page select Process-> Track Package.

This will land you to the agent web page and update you about the current status of delivery.

Since we are using invalid Tracking Information, you will get your actual status if you provide valid Information.

This feature is available on other Sales Documents type too.

Hope you enjoyed the information. Will come with more similar information in my next posts. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Remain safe, take care of your loved ones, put your mask, maintain safe distance and don’t forget to get vaccinated.

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Check Financial Journals in Background in Business Central

Today we learn how to check financial journals in the background in #Dynamics365 #BusinessCentral in this post.

First thing first, you need to ensure the check mark for the batch in question for Background Error Check should be checked.

If this is enabled, when you open the batch on right side above Journal Line Details you will see Journal Check Section, which will let you know if Journal have any errors.

Let’s enter few Lines and see how it looks like

To see all errors, you can click on Cue Issues Total to bring summary page of all Issues.

If you have several Lines and you want to focus on lines with issues, you can do it by:

This will filter the lines on journal with issues.

Hope you enjoyed learning this feature, will come up with new post on new topic. Till then keep exploring, learning and sharing with others.

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Jet Data Manager Connecting Data Source To Business Central – – Part-2

Jet Analytics delivers fast, flexible dashboards and reports in Excel, Power BI, and in the browser. Now you can bring all your data together in one place to enable everyone in the organization to easily perform sophisticated business analysis from anywhere, without technical expertise. Empower users to make better decisions, faster.

This blog shares information on the steps involved to connect Jet Analytics to the Business Central (On-Premise) via Direct SQL Connection 

If you have not checked previous blog in this series you can find link here to connect Jet Analytics to the Business Central (Online Tenant).

(On-Premise) via Direct SQL Connection is very straight forward to configure Data Source. Rest steps remains same as in previous post.

Step 1: Right click on the data source and choose “Add SQL Server data source”

Step 2: Key in the SQL Data Source Name, Server Name, Authentication & Database Name to connect.

Leave rest as default & Test Connection.

Here onwards rest steps will be same as in previous post.

Step 3: Right click on the data source and choose “Set up accounts”

You will get (0 selected) at first time in this case this task is already performed so showing count of selected Accounts (Companies in Business Central Database)

Select Template & all desired Companies from the List and hit OK.

Next Sync your Objects:

When first time empty Data Source no objects selected will see Read Objects, In my case the objects are already selected so it shows Synchronize Objects.

Now you can see your table objects in Data Selection Pan.

That’s it for this post rest will discuss in other upcoming posts.

One news I want to share with all readers, now we are Jet Reports Partner, if you have any requirements you can reach to me for License, Deployment, Training or Support.

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Jet Data Manager Connecting Data Source To Business Central – – Part-1

Jet Analytics delivers fast, flexible dashboards and reports in Excel, Power BI, and in the browser. Now you can bring all your data together in one place to enable everyone in the organization to easily perform sophisticated business analysis from anywhere, without technical expertise. Empower users to make better decisions, faster.

This blog shares information on the steps involved to connect Jet Analytics to the Business Central (Online Tenant)

Step 1: Find tenant and environment information

Step 2: Get web services access key

User which will be used to establish the connection to the Business Central data source ensure this user have permission set of either:

  • SUPER
  • D365 FULL ACCESS

Step 3: Install Jet Analytics Extension

On Extension Management page click Manage → Extension Marketplace And search for Jet Analytics App

Click -> Get it now to deploy the App

Step 4: Verify extension installation 

Click Manage and then Deployment Status

Verify that the status is completed.

Step 5: Allow http client requests

Step 6: Configure Business Central data source in Jet Analytics project

Ensure if your Environment Name is other than Production or Sandbox, you will need to manually enter your Environment name. Like in my case it was Test

Next, we will setup Accounts

You will get (0 selected) at first time in this case this task is already performed so showing count of selected Accounts (Companies in Business Central Database)

Select Template & all desired Companies from the List and hit OK.

Now you can see your table objects in Data Selection Pan.

That’s all for this post rest will discuss in other upcoming posts.

One news I want to share with all readers, now we are Jet Reports Partner, if you have any requirements you can reach to me for License, Deployment, Training or Support.

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Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016/2017/2018 And BC Released in Jan 2021

Update 17.3 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 (Application Build 17.3.20605, Platform Build 17.0.20517)

It may be necessary to update your license after you install this hotfix to gain access to new objects that are included in this or a previous update. (This only applies to customer licenses.)

For a list of updates that were released for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2, see released updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2. Updates are intended for new and existing customers who are running Microsoft Dynamics Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2.

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Update 17.3 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central  2020 Release Wave 2

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises 2020 Release Wave 2 update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Update 16.9 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 (Application Build 16.9.20537, Platform Build 16.0.20513)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Update 16.9 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central  2020 Release Wave 1

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises 2020 Release Wave 1 update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Update 15.14 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 (Application Build 15.14.46107, Platform Build 15.0.46099)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Update 15.14 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Cumulative Update 20 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central April’19 on-premises (Application Build 14.21.46103, Platform Build 14.0.46080)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cumulative update CU 20 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 Update on-premises

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 cumulative update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 cumulative update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 installed to apply this hotfix.

Cumulative Update 37 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 (Build 46142)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics NAV update files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cumulative update CU 37 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 cumulative update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 installed to apply this hotfix.

Cumulative Update 50 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 (Build 30428)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics NAV update files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cumulative update CU 50 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 cumulative update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 cumulative update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 installed to apply this hotfix.

Cumulative Update 63 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 (Build 52055)

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics NAV update files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Cumulative update CU 63 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 cumulative update

See How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 cumulative update.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 installed to apply this hotfix.