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Exploring CosmosDB with Business Central, part 2

Exploring CosmosDB with Business Central, part 2

This part explains how to connect to Azure Cosmos DB from your Business Central extension using AL Language and how to get some values from the database.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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DynamicsCon 2021 session recording available!

DynamicsCon 2021 session recording available!

Finally, recordings from DynamicsCon 2021 Autumn edition are available! Check the official youtube channel. It was a great conference with over 250 people during my live session! I definitely hope I will be able to attend the next in-person DynamicsCon as a speaker...

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Directions EMEA day 0 ;)

Directions EMEA day 0 😉

Directions4Partners EMEA 2021 is still in progress here in Milan. I want to share all details about each day, but unfortunately, there are so many amazing things to see, watch and try I have almost no time. So today just a few words about the day before the...

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ErrorInfo data type & Collectible Errors

ErrorInfo data type & Collectible Errors

A major change to AL Language development is here! Collectible errors can hugely improve any validation procedures. And what's new? Everything is about a new data type ErrorInfo. ErrorInfo data type ErrorInfo is a new data type introduced in Microsoft Dynamics 365...

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Working with Translation Files (XLIFF)

Working with Translation Files (XLIFF)

How does the translation file work? In Microsoft Dynamic 365 Business Central, displaying different languages is done using the XLIFF files extension (.xlf). The generated XLIFF files have strings that are specified in properties like Captions, Tooltips......

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Custom Filter Tokens

Custom Filter Tokens

As a user of the Business Central you have some constants you can use to filter or insert values. These constants contain useful values for data manipulation such as t / today for date field - return current dateq / quarter for date field filters - return range of the...

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Field Level Permissions (Restricted Fields)

Field Level Permissions (Restricted Fields)

I just add a new project to my GitHub repositories. It is a new extension for Business Central that extends security functionalities with field-level permission. Using this extension, users are able to define who can or can not change specific fields in any table in...

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How to let users choose field(s) properly

How to let users choose field(s) properly

When some complex functionality is developed, it is sometimes necessary to let users choose a specific field. This can be required for field permissions, mapping imported values or any similar process. Earlier, the usual way was to create a link on the Field table...

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Returning complex types in AL Language

Returning complex types in AL Language

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 w1 (released in May 2021), a profound change was introduced to ways how we can design our applications Until this version, the only way to return complex data types (like records, codeunits, Lists etc.) was using the var...

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Import various file types with Interfaces

Import various file types with Interfaces

A few weeks ago, I described a solution for importing an Excel file to the Business Central using Excel Buffer in AL Language (see here). In today's article, we will look at how to build a more complex solution that can be used for file imports without the needs to...

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How to import Excel files using Excel Buffer

How to import Excel files using Excel Buffer

Last week, I saw a question about importing data from Excel file to Business Central using AL Language. A few years ago, the only solution was to use DotNet integration. However, with the Business Central, there is a much quicker and better approach. All functions for...

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