Category: Development

Quick fix for warning AL0604: Use of implicit ‘with’ will be removed in the future.

If you have not read my previous blog posts about the Implicit WITH, I suggest you read them to get a better understanding of the Implicit WITH. Also, you can read the Microsoft Docs to get more information as well. NoImplicitWith – The name #FieldName does not exist in the current context NoImplicitWith: The type …

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NoImplicitWith: The type or method ‘Copy’ cannot be used for ‘Extension’ development.

If you have not read my previous blog, I suggest you read it to get a better understanding of NoImplicitWith. Microsoft recently announced about obsoleting the WITH statement and if your app.json file contains NoImplicitWith as a feature then you will probably be getting below error. The type or method ‘Copy’ cannot be used for …

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NoImplicitWith – The name #FieldName does not exist in the current context

If you have used WITH statement in your AL code to make the code readable, then this blog will be helpful for you. There are people who completely support the use of WITH statement and I also was on that category a few years ago. Fortunately, I moved on from the use of WITH statements. …

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How to use a custom SystemId when inserting a record through an API

Have you tried to insert a record to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central through a Custom API and pass a custom SystemId with the record?  Basically what I trying to achieve is when an Account is created in the D365 Sales system, I want to pass that record to D365 Business Central. I can easily …

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Navigate directly to a symbol of a file in VS Code

How would feel about if you can directly navigate to a symbol of a file? It is now possible in VS Code.  All you need to do is press “Ctrl” + P and type the object name you want to navigate to and then press @, it will list down all the fields, functions and …

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Object types is case sensitive in TenantWebServiceCollection

Last week while I was working on an integration project, I wanted to call a Business Central function from Azure Logic Apps. I had few options with APIs but I went ahead with creating a CodeUnit with a function and expose it as a web service.   Rather than exposing the CodeUnit by manually inserting …

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Obsoleting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Events

If you are working on the extension development, then I’m sure that you already have published and subscribed to many events. There are some rules that you should strictly follow around events if your extension is eventually be used by another partner to build their solution on top of yours.  Business Central has two types of events …

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 1 2020: Release note explained.

A few weeks ago Microsoft published the 2020 release wave 1 plan for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform document. This document contains details about many new interesting functionalities and features. Below are some of the features that got my attention. Look up events and insert event subscribers in code One challenge most developers face …

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Notes from Directions EMEA 2019

Below are some notes I took during Directions EMEA 2019. A bit late to publish but didn’t want to just delete them.  Treat extensions as products. Which means releasing them to customers periodically. Allow proper testing with proper test cases (Preferably automated testing). Try to run all the customers on the same version. Proper code …

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AL: Dependencies to System and Base Application

Another draft post that I forgot to publish.  From version 15 onwards, Microsoft decided to split the entire application into 2 apps.  System Application Base Application From going forward if you are developing an app on top of the Business Central, it must have a dependency on System Application and Base Application.  This does not …

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