Category: Tips and Tricks

OAuth – Part 02 – Configure Service to Service Authentication

In this blog post, I’m going to take you through the steps required to complete the OAuth client credentials flow for Business Central. Check this link if you want to refer to the official post from Microsoft.

How to get Business Central Environment Related Attributes?

If you want to get the details about the environment you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you can simply use the standard codeunit Microsoft has introduced. If you look into the codeunit 457 “Environment Information”, you will see there are many procedures that fetch attributes concerning the environment of the service on which the tenant is hosted. Codeunit 457 is part of the System Application.Source.

Lesson learned during Dataverse integration: Namemapping = ‘Logical’ was not found in the MetadataCache.

Yesterday I was working on integrating a custom entity using the box connector for Dataverse in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. After completing all the changes and deploying the app to a sandbox environment, I tried to open the custom entity table through its list page. Unexpectedly I ran into below dialogue box. The entity …

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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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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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AL: Action Property must have a value

This blog post was sitting on my draft folder for the past few months and finally got time to hit the publish button.  AL compiler getting smarter day by day. In previous versions even if we declare an action and never implement the OnAction trigger or assign the RunObject property it never gave a warning …

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Platform property is still required in app.json

With the Wave 2 release, Microsoft did convert all the C/AL objects into AL. Since they want to lead by example they wanted their own code to be on extensions as well. Plus they wanted to split the objects based on its functionality. After converting to AL, Microsoft put the objects into below two extensions: System …

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How to handle breaking changes?

Wagner and I are on our way to Vienna to present at Directions EMEA, and now we got into our second flight after flying over 15000Km from Auckland New Zealand, to Dubai. We got another 6 hours to complete on this flight before we step our foot in Vienna. Went through the in-flight entertainment system, …

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