Preparing for my first workshops at NAVTechDays, I had been thinking about which tasks should I give to the developers. Since the workshops were named from Zero to App on AppSource, I started to write the small script with exercises. And the word zero in here crucial. I assumed that AL for them is something new.
A week ago, my friend Daniel asked a question on Twitter how to use the Excel Buffer to export data with Business Central online. Many functions on the Excel Buffer are only available for on-prem. When you change the target in app.json to ‘Cloud’ then those functions become unavailable.
Luckily I had a code example available so I decided to put that on GitHub. But I thought it would make sense to write a blog post to explain the code.
It is possible to substitute reports from the base application with “custom reports“. Great!
This can be done by subscribing to the “OnAfterSubstituteReport” event published by “Codeunit 44 – ReportManagement“.
Probably most of you already know that with the Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release, we have the ability to modify the Base App. But to extract Dynamics 365 Business Central Base App as .al files that would compile might be quite difficult, so in this article, we will talk about how to extract the Dynamics 365 Business Central Base App using Docker, Business Central DVD, and symbols. Also, we will briefly mention how to upload a customized Base App.