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ArcherPoint’s team of professionals has decades of experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central development—including the latest on Business Central, project management, accounting and best business practices, and more…and they love to share it through the ArcherPoint and ArcherPoint Developer Blogs. Be sure to subscribe through RSS or email to stay up on the latest news, tips, and information.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 22, 2020 - 05:16am
Using a custom DLL in NAV and error posting to OData web service in NAV 2013 R2 are topics in this edition of Developer Digest
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 08, 2020 - 05:32am
Factbox uses, AL reports pointing to RDL layouts, and essential VS code extensions are discussed in this installment of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 24, 2020 - 05:07am
The new V5 AL extension is causing many errors and warnings, indicating a bug in this functionality. This sparked a long conversation amongst the ArcherPoint developer team, which we share in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 05:39am
The release of Business Central Wave 1, installing Business Central on premises, and a new Extension for Visual Studio Code are in this installment of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 10, 2020 - 05:25am
This week, we discuss an issue with table 5151 Integration Record in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 03, 2020 - 04:58am
Tracking down errors in Business Central, syncing master data in NAV/BC, and version control in Git and Github are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 27, 2020 - 05:31am
This edition of Developer Digest includes the latest cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV, deep dives into AL coding for Business Central, talks about dependency propagation, using queries, and much more!
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 20, 2020 - 06:03am
Great tips for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central developers regarding using bank import functionality, when to use tables instead of table extensions, physical inventory counts, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 13, 2020 - 05:40am
A discussion on how to print multiple reports through one call in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central plus a little developer fun are in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 06, 2020 - 05:36am
This week, we talk about phased replication of companies in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, why the time to upgrade is NOW, TaskScheduler, D365BC Wave 1, and more in Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 28, 2020 - 06:01am
Page Repeaters and Actions, BC SaaS Barcodes, and Docker issues with the Windows 10 update are highlighted in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 06:00am
We offer a plethora of tips and tricks this week in Developer Digest, plus share the new performance tuning guide for Business Central from Microsoft.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 05:21am
Check out the new and planned features for Dynamics 365 Business Central and the upcoming 2020 Wave 1 release in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 07, 2020 - 05:44am
Formatting reports, end of support for various Dynamics releases, programming font recommendation, and a look at programming 20 years ago versus today are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Kyle Hardin
Posted: Feb 03, 2020 - 05:38am
Read this blog to learn how you can use PowerShell to streamline the process of refreshing a test database for the on-premises version of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 31, 2020 - 05:45am
Words of wisdom on the ‘Delete Table Records’ option, Event Subscribers, and Help files for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, plus making the case for continuous deployment are in this week’s Developer Digest
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 05:49am
A head’s up about Field IDs in AppSourceCop and how to Look at RDLC Errors in Business Central are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 17, 2020 - 06:00am
Running an XMLPort, Docker image fail and resolution, and more recent how-to’s from developers across the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV world are in this edition of the Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 06:47am
Reducing the size of the Business Central base application, useful VS Code shortcuts, using Obsolete properties in AL, and a tip on procedure overload are in this edition of the Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 03, 2020 - 10:30am
MICR fonts availability for D365BC SaaS, AL database methods and performance on SQL, when to write test scripts, and extending key in a base table from an AL extension are in this week’s digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 27, 2019 - 06:45am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we talk about table text field lengths, how to extend the auto-log off “feature” of Dynamics 365 Business Central, and code annotations in AL.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 06:52am
Triggers, record locks, and AL report creation tips and tricks can be found in this edition of the ArcherPoint Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 13, 2019 - 05:59am
A TableExtension bug is now resolved, cumulative updates for D365 Business Central, a list of changes that break going from BC14 to BC15, an eBook for AL beginners, and more are on tap in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 06, 2019 - 05:47am
How to build a PowerShell script for a Business Central 15 Docker container and applied learning and Machine AI for Business Central can be found in this issue of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 05:55am
Creating on-demand, access-from-anywhere environments are becoming reality and may one day eliminate the need to test solutions using customer data. 
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 22, 2019 - 05:29am
Testing your code without data using the function library and an update on unit tests in BC15 are in this edition of the Developer Digest blog.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 15, 2019 - 05:47am
This week’s dev digest shares the October 2019 cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, the FILTERGROUP function, and the latest Git release.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 08, 2019 - 05:25am
Understanding the Common Data Model, a fatal debugger error, and an issue with NAV Notes not transferring to a new company are all in this week's Developer Digest blog from ArcherPoint
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 01, 2019 - 05:14am
This week we learn about changes with the D365BC 2019 Wave 2 release and remote development for Business Central with VS Code.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 25, 2019 - 05:53am
Two Developer Tips of the Day, plus the problem with users creating extension apps are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 18, 2019 - 05:46am
The availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2, BC Cumulative Update 5, and Docker images for BC are some of the highlights in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 05:34am
Help with an issue regarding Dynamics NAV 2017 Job Queue intervals, and a FilterGroup warning is the Developer Tip of the Day are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 04, 2019 - 05:16am
September cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central 13, a table error in Dynamics NAV 2015, and fun naming servers are in this week’s developer digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 27, 2019 - 05:49am
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central news, including Cumulative Update 4, Page Inspection, and object licensing, are in this week’s Dev Digest.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 05:44am
Cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are important to keep up with. Read this blog series to find out why—and how they’re different than upgrades. 
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 06:10am
Cumulative Update 03 for MSD365BC on premises, new naming for AL files, migrating personal profiles, and favorite Windows hotkeys are the highlights of this week’s Developer Digest.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 18, 2019 - 06:09am
It’s important to keep up with cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This blog series explains why they are and how they’re NOT the same as an upgrade.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 13, 2019 - 06:03am
Modifying the base application, Extension help, Event advice, migrating Help docs, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 05:15am
This week, we ponder SOAP or REST, share a great resource for Docker newbies, as well as explain entitlements in D365BC SaaS.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 05:24am
Skipping the Docker 2.1.0.0 build, extending and customizing Microsoft D365BC Help, the simple Git user guide, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 05:32am
This week, we share the Aug 2019 cumulative update links for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, developer tip of the day, and a warning about adding users to D365BC SaaS accounts.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 16, 2019 - 05:13am
More thoughts about the Dynamics 365 Business Central autumn 2019 release, a book on Test Driven Development, a call to stop using the old Business Central online URLs
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 05:02am
Developer tip for AL report writing, a MICR check printing question, Dynamics NAV mobile apps updated, and more on wave 2 of the D365BC 2019 release.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 02, 2019 - 04:58am
5 highlights of the upcoming autumn release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how to correct a ‘break on error message,’ and where the public Docker images have been moved to in this week’s Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 26, 2019 - 06:02am
This week’s digest includes a discussion around working on a hybrid AL / CAL project (don’t if you can avoid it), plus a Friday funny.
Pandiyan Manivannan
Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 05:13am
When you’re developing in Microsoft Business Central and it crashes or closes when you try to open the C/AL Editor, follow these steps to correct the problem.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 05:56am
Lifecycle services release notes, cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, a discussion on where to put custom field validation logic, and more in this week’s Dev Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 12, 2019 - 05:28am
A comprehensive list of NAV Docker images offered by Microsoft, seeing named users allowed by licensing, running a container more than 90 days old.
Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 05:32am
In the final blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to email an exported file from Microsoft Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 03, 2019 - 06:01am
Solutions for issues with debugging in VS code against a Docker Container, a warning about ransomware getting worse, making “Export to Excel” option visible in BC on premises, and using enum in AL.