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Submitted by Leanne Paul on 11 November 2020

Microsoft is Clearing Up Confusion by Reducing Use of the Word “Navigate” in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Version 17

This is a change in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17. Customers gave feedback to Microsoft that the word “Navigate” is used in too many places in the menu, which is confusing. I agree; many times, I’d tell a customer to click on “Navigate”, and they’d click the wrong one. Microsoft replaced the word “Navigate” in a few places.
 
This is an example of a G/L Entry:
 
In Business Central version 16, Navigate was next to Actions. It was also in the Actions menu:

Figure 1 – Actions menu in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16

In Business Central version 17, Navigate on the top menu has been changed to Related with the same options underneath:

Figure 2 – Navigate is changed to Related in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Actions → Navigate has changed to Actions → Find Entries, but it still opens the “old” Navigate function.

Figure 3 – Actions-Navigate changed to Actions-Find Entries in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Navigate has not gone away completely, though.
 
On the Posted Sales Invoice List page, click Navigate → Customer to see the Customer Card:

Figure 4 – Navigate-Customer to see Customer Card on the Posted Sales Invoice List page in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Click Invoice → Find Entries to open the “old” Navigate function:

Figure 5 – Invoice-Find Entries to open the old Navigate function on the Posted Sales Invoice List page in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Click Related → Invoice to see more information about the invoice (“Related” was formerly “Navigate”):

Figure 6 – Related-Invoice to see more information about an invoice on the Posted Sales Invoice List page in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

On the Posted Sales Invoice page, use Navigate → Customer to see the Customer Card:

Figure 7 – Navigate-Customer to see Customer Card on a Posted Sales Invoice in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17
 

Actions → Find Entries will get you to the “old” Navigate function:

Figure 8 – Action-Find Entries in place of the old Navigate function on a Posted Sales Invoice in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Click Related → Invoice to see more information about the Invoice (“Related” used to be “Navigate”):

Figure 9 – Related-Invoice on the Posted Sales Invoice to see more information about the Posted Sales Invoice in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central version 17

Have fun “navigating” your way through Business Central 17!

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