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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 4 June 2021

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 347

Excellent tips in this Developer Digest: using Azure translator, migration and replication Support for BC 2021 Wave 1, and using Azure Batch for cloud workloads.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Allowed Dimension Values in D365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1

Saurav Dhyani provides the details now available in Business Central 2021 Wave 1 with his post on Allowed Dimension Values. He covers what has changed and walks you through a screen-shot demonstration of how the new dimension value functionality works.

Delegated Admins for Business Central

In his latest blog, Roberto Stefanetti walks you through how to set and create delegated Business Central Online admins for your clients, including the activation steps required with the release of BC 2021 Wave 1.

Setting the Workdate in a Cronus Test Environment

Stefanetti is at it again, this time showing you how to set the Workdate to Today in your Cronus Demo Environments, relieving the annoyance of the system automatically setting the workdate from ledger entries. This even works in non-activated production environments. 

Using Directed Graph Markup Language for Visualization

Do you need to graphically represent the building blocks of your extensions or better show their dependencies? Visual Studio can create dependency diagrams of your solutions in standard DGML format. In Dynamics 365 Business Central: Creating a DGML Dependency Graph for Your Extensions, Demiliani suggests using this to create a graph of an AL extension using the same format, then using Visual Studio for analysis. 

Generating a Run Time App for Business Central On Premises

Divyesh Chitte shares his experience with publishing an app for Business Central on premises in How to Generate Runtime App for Business Central. Using this method, you will generate runtime packages for distribution of extensions that do not contain the AL code, only the final artifacts, protecting intellectual property. Thanks, Divyesh!

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.