Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs and Data Access Intent

One of the greatest advantages on using Dynamics 365 Business Central on a SaaS environment is certainly the availability of a read-only replica of the database. I’ve talked a lot about this feature in the past here on this blog but also on events, webcasts and courses.

In summary, objects like API pages, queries and reports can use the DataAccessIntent property in order to specify their data access intent. Possible values are:

Source : Stefano Demiliani
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Business Central 2021 wave 2 (BC19) new features: AL API for sharing files in Microsoft 365 (Cloud Storage and Open in OneDrive)

Since Microsoft does not provide a lot of information for this, I am not sure if the content I write next is related to the title, but it may bring readers a lot of new information is not bad.

Okay, when you open the My setting in BC19, you will see an additional item.

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Business Central Default APIs are not localized – or are they?

You’re probably all familiar with the great work Microsoft is doing on providing us a huge set of useful out-of-the-box API’s. No? Well, you can find all the information right here: API(V2.0) for Dynamics 365 Business Central – Business Central | Microsoft Docs

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Documenting your Business Central (custom) APIs with OpenAPI / Swagger

For reasons that are not too important, I am trying to find a way to “describe my custom APIs”. You know. You’re at a project, you had to implement an integration with a 3rd party application, and you develop some custom APIs for it. When done, you have to communicate this to the 3rd party for them to implement the integration, so you need to pass the documentation, and kind of help through “how to use Business Central APIs”, and a description of the responses, requests and possibilities you have with “typical” Business Central APIs.

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Using Azure API Management to host your Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs

Some days ago there was a discussion on Twitter started by Waldo about how to document custom Dynamics 365 Business Central APIsd to third-party clients that expects standard documentations like OpenAPI.

OpenAPI Specification (formerly Swagger Specification) is an API description format for REST APIs. An OpenAPI file allows you to describe your entire API, including:

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