In this series we’ll explore how to create a search app for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central using RecordRef to make the the search functionality generic.
Recently I was involved in the project to build a Dynamics 365 Business Central App, which gathered all inventory information from Purchase to Sale, including transfers, production orders, etc. in one place, with one goal – to understand the profitability of each line in each purchase order.
You remember this post? I tried to warn you that when v16 comes out, there will be a new code rule that will check your filenames – and you’ll have to (if you don’t disable it) comply with the file name convention of Microsoft. If you don’t automate your file naming, then you’re in for some .. uhm .. challenges. I just made sure that the automation of the filenames complied with Microsoft’s rules .. .
There are no doubts that Dynamics 365 Business Central has extremely changed the partner’s habits in creating and distributing their ERP solutions. Dynamics NAV was a fantastic ERP, with an extremely high adoption, global distribution, and a quick learning curve for customers and partners.
Because I shared the source code, it was not hard to figure out that the navxdata file contained the secret value. What I really wanted to know was if there are ways to get values out of the navxdata file. And it turned out to be possible. Erik Hougaard was the first to crack that nut. It took only 10 minutes for him! Apparently, he knows some details about the navxdata file that are not so widely known in the community. A few other people also found the value by hex editing into the navxdata file. Well done!
While Business Central upgrades from Version 14 to Version 15, there are few deprecation and additions done by Microsoft to the Base Application. These deprecation are good in terms of getting better systems as it upgrades.
The drawbacks of Deprecation is that your App needs to be upgraded as well as it use BaseApp as reference.