Extending Item Tracking in Business Central

I’ve been pretty quiet on the blogging front for the last few months – settling in to a new team and a new role.

For the first post of 2021 what better topic than Item Tracking? Let’s be honest, the Item Tracking Lines page is a mess. Over 3,000 lines of code, tonnes of global variables and more than 60 methods. I don’t think the fundamental design of the page has changed much since it was introduced – it’s a bullet that no one wants to bite.

Source : James Pearson
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Using The Non-Inventory Item Card Type In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Up until the release of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, there were two options available in the Item Card’s Type field: Inventory and Service. Setting an Item Card as Type: Service disables all inventory functionality, thus converting the Item Card to function exclusively as a revenue/expense record. Please reference this previous ArcherPoint blog on item-type non-stock items for more information:

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Copy Existing Items To Create New Items In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

MSD365 Business Central has many time-saving features, including the Copy Items feature. This video shows you how to quickly copy an inventory item and include or exclude as many attributes as you need – including dimensions, image, description, and much more. You can then quickly edit with changes you require, without having to setup a new item from scratch.

Source : ArcherPoint
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: How To Set A Purchasing Code Default On The Item Card Record

Users of Dynamics NAV often requested the ability to set a purchasing code default on the item card record. We have good news: Microsoft Business Central has this useful functionality! View this brief video to see this easy-to-use feature that will save your order entry personnel time every day.

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Item Attributes in Business Central

I’ve never talked about this feature of Business Central (and NAV 2017) that I find interesting and that can be useful. It can be used to store and manage some information related to articles in a simple way; it is not a product configurator but can be useful and can be enhanced with some small customizations.

Source: Roberto Stefanetti NAV & Business Central Blog
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