I get a lot of questions from all my great viewers, and many of these questions turn into videos. This is one of them. In this video, I take a look at how we can use the List datatype to help us split strings in a controlled manner. Check it out:
Tag Archives: Format
Everything can be a string, as long as you know FORMAT in Business Central
Type conversion to strings (Text) is easy, as long as you master the FORMAT command, check it out:
Dynamic Formatting of Switch Measures
Using a switch measure to toggle results is a mature and common technique used in Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel. For example, a switch measure can be used to toggle what appears on a chart so that the end user can easily switch the data being visualised (see image below).
Tip: Format AL Files OnSave in Visual Studio Code
Maybe everyone else is already doing this and I’m just slow on the uptake but Visual Studio Code has options to automatically format files at various points.
The AL extension for VS Code provides a formatter for .al files. You can run it manually with the Format Document command (Shift+Alt+F). This inserts the correct number of spaces between parameters and brackets, indents lines correctly and generally tidies the current document up
Power BI Custom Format String Examples, Part 2: Dates And Times
In my last post I showed lots of examples of how Power BI’s new custom format string feature can be used to format numbers. This post, looking at dates and times, will be a bit different for two reasons: there are a lot more useful examples of custom date and time formats built into Power BI Desktop, and some of the format placeholders listed in the VBA documentation aren’t supported in Power BI.
Power BI Custom Format String Examples, Part 1: Numbers
Now that we can apply custom format strings to fields and measures in Power BI in the September 2019 release, I thought it would be useful to provide some examples of what’s possible with this very flexible new feature because the existing documentation for VBA isn’t easy to make sense of. In fact there’s so much to say I’m going to have to write a series of blog posts to cover everything! In this first post I’m going to look at formatting numbers.
I love Format Document in Visual Studio Code
Formatting code is often a pain, indenting lines, trying to align stuff etc. But not with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and AL in Visual Studio Code. Now you can just do “format document” ?