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Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By : Stefano Demiliani, Duilio Tacconi
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Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By: Stefano Demiliani, Duilio Tacconi

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution, which is easy to adopt and helps you make smarter business decisions. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing solutions with Microsoft ERP (in the cloud and also on-premises). It covers all aspects of developing extensions, right from preparing a sandbox environment to deploying a complete solution. The book starts by introducing you to the Dynamics 365 Business Central platform and the new Modern Development Environment. You'll then explore the sandbox concept, and see how to create sandboxes for development. As you advance, you’ll be able to build a complete advanced solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central with AL language and Visual Studio Code. You'll then learn how to debug and deploy the extension and write automatic testing. The book will also take you through advanced topics like integration (with Azure Functions, web services, and APIs), DevOps and CI/CD techniques, and machine learning. You'll discover how Dynamics 365 Business Central can be used with Office 365 apps. Finally, you'll analyze different ways to move existing solutions to the new development model based on extensions. By the end of this book, you'll be able to develop highly customized solutions that meet the requirements of modern businesses using Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Section 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central - Platform Overview and the Basics of Modern Development
5
Section 2: Developing Extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central
10
Section 3: Debugging, Testing, and Release Management (DevOps)
15
Section 4: Advanced Integrations with Dynamics 365 Business Central
20
Section 5: Moving Solutions to the New Extension Model

Deploying a new version of the main extension

Again, in order to make it very simple, we will create a second version of the main extension where one field, Catalogue No., will change its data type from integer to text 30. This is a data type conversion that constitutes a breaking change in the data schema. The second version of the extension must then cope with the following:

  • Increase (bump) the extension version: Change the app.json file version field as follows:
     "version": "2.0.0.0",
  • Table or table extension object changes: We should declare the original Catalogue No. field with the ObsoleteState property set to Removed (for a definition of ObsoleteState and an overview of how it is used, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/developer/properties/devenv-obsoletestate-propert...