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Programming Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Sixth Edition

By : Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker
Book Image

Programming Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Sixth Edition

By: Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a full ERP business solution suite with a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These tools can be used to tailor Business Central's in-built applications to support complete management functions for finance, supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. Using a case study approach, this book will introduce you to Dynamics 365 Business Central and Visual Studio Code development tools to help you become a productive Business Central developer. You'll also learn how to evaluate a product's development capabilities and manage Business Central-based development and implementation. You'll explore application structure, the construction of and uses for each object type, and how it all fits together to build apps that meet special business requirements. By the end of this book, you'll understand how to design and develop high-quality software using the Visual Studio Code development environment, the AL language paired with the improved editor, patterns, and features.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Successful Conclusions

Designing the user data access interface

The following are some of the principle design issues that need to be considered:

  • Design the pages and reports to be used to display or interrogate the data.
  • Define what keys are to be used or available to the users (though the SQL Server database supports sorting data without predefined Business Central AL keys).
  • Define what fields will be allowed to be visible, what the totaling fields are, how the totaling will be accomplished (for example, FlowFields or on-the-fly processing), and what dynamic display options will be available.
  • Define what type of filtering will be needed. Some filtering needs may be beyond the ability of the built-in filtering function and may require auxiliary code functions.
  • Determine whether external data analysis tools will be needed and will therefore need to be interfaced.
  • Design considerations at this stage often result in returning to the previous data structure definition stage to add additional data fields, keys...