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Sending Email in Business Central without SMTP Mail

Introduction With SMTP Mail being deprecated, Business Central now provides us with a new and enhanced way for writing custom logic to send emails. To use this new functionality you have to first configure Email Accounts in Business Central, which you can find here. Pre-requisites Business Central onCloud References Developing with the new enhanced email … Continue reading Sending Email in Business Central without SMTP Mail

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Blocking Items in LS Central from POS

Introduction LS Central has its own unique way of preventing Items from being sold which is different from the standard “Blocked” option field we get on the Item Card. It also comes with detailed and refined permissions which can fit most business needs. All of this is done using another related table known as “Item … Continue reading Blocking Items in LS Central from POS

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How to resolve Error: Report _ does not have a layout of type None

Introduction Have you ever faced the error: “Report ___ does not have a layout of type None.” Here’s how you can resolve it. Pre-requisites Business Central OnCloud/OnPrem References https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/think-about-it/posts/how-do-i-fix-error-report-x-does-not-have-a-layout-of-type-none Configuration With the earlier versions of Business Central, you were allowed to run a report without specifying a layout, even if it was not a processing … Continue reading How to resolve Error: Report _ does not have a layout of type None

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Using Dialogs to enhance User Experience in Business Central

Introduction We’ve all faced situations where we’ve had an operation take a long while which made the User wonder whether the system is stuck with something or is still processing. We can use simple dialogs which can enhance the User experience by showing User the progress of the operation. Some Business Central operations have out … Continue reading Using Dialogs to enhance User Experience in Business Central

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Using Live Share in VS Code

Introduction VS Code has recently introduced a new feature using which multiple people can access the same workspace in VS Code and modify files at the same time. This is huge applications in teaching, code reviews as well as prototyping. You can edit modify separate files at the same time in the same folder. Pre-requisites … Continue reading Using Live Share in VS Code

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Configuring NAS in LS Central for automating Data Director jobs

Introduction LS Central Scheduler Jobs are used for automatic background processing. These jobs use the NAS Service under the hood. We are going to see how to configure the NAS Service for LS Central. References https://help.lscentral.lsretail.com/Content/LS-Insight/Setup/LS-Central-In-Cloud-LS-Insight-In-Azure/3-Machine-Or-VM.htm Pre-requisites LS Central v16.4 – OnPrem Data Director Configuration Create a new Server Instance and name it appropriately.  Ensure … Continue reading Configuring NAS in LS Central for automating Data Director jobs

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Using Automated Testing in POSTMAN for Business Central Web Services

Introduction: While using Business Central Web Services or APIs, we often use POSTMAN for testing the request and the responses. Today we’ll see how we can automate this testing to a certain extent using the inbuilt features of POSTMAN. We can have testing logic that runs before every request, after every request or logic that … Continue reading Using Automated Testing in POSTMAN for Business Central Web Services

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Using Scheduled Jobs to Update POS Search Buffer

Introduction: POS Search Buffer is used to display the Items in the main POS Search Drop Down. The configuration for automatically updating the POS Search Buffer is located in the POS Functionality Profile, but it is limited in nature, only 2 options exist on the POS Functionality Profile, one which defines whether the buffer should … Continue reading Using Scheduled Jobs to Update POS Search Buffer

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Using Task Scheduler in Business Central

Introduction: In Business Central, we can use Task Scheduler to utilize background processing to ensure that Users do not have to wait for completion of long operations. Task Scheduler provides us an easy to use and monitor way to offload tasks from the main thread. It creates separate sessions for processing and it allows creating … Continue reading Using Task Scheduler in Business Central

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Using OdataKeyFields for fetching records in Business Central Web Services

Introduction: Business Central provides us with Web Services which we can use for CRUD operations on specific tables. However it also provides us with different methods of accessing specific records for CRUD operations. Pre-requisites: Business Central On-Premise or OnCloud. References: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/developer/properties/devenv-odatakeyfields-property Usage: In Business Central, if we do not specify the ODataKeyFields as a property … Continue reading Using OdataKeyFields for fetching records in Business Central Web Services

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