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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cookbook

By : Michael Glue
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cookbook

By: Michael Glue

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete business management solution that can help you streamline business processes, connect individual departments in your company, and enhance customer interactions. Ok. That first part was really professional sounding, right? Now, let’s get into what this cookbook is going to do for you: put simply, it’s going to help you get things done. This book will help you get to grips with the latest development features and tools for building applications using Business Central. You’ll find recipes that will guide you in developing and testing applications that can be deployed to the cloud or on-premises. For the old-schoolers out there, you’ll also learn how to take your existing Dynamics NAV customizations and move them to the new AL language platform. Also, if you haven’t figured it out already, we’re going to be using very normal language throughout the book to keep things light. After all, developing applications is fun, so why not have fun learning as well!
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Let's Get the Basics out of the Way

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete business application management system. With it comes an exciting new development platform and tools. Using AL, the primary development language, and Visual Studio Code, the primary development tool, you can create incredibly rich and feature-packed Business Central applications to fit the needs of virtually any customer.

In this chapter, we're going to go over the basics (yes, exactly like the title says!). Some of the recipes in this chapter are very simple, and you might wonder what the point of them is, but don't discount them. There is a reason behind each one, and I'll explain them along the way.

We will start this chapter with a recipe for setting up your development sandbox. After all, we can't build any applications without a place to test them! Once we have our sandbox in place, we will install and configure Visual Studio Code in order to connect it to the sandbox. We'll then move on through a set of recipes that will show you some of the basic components that almost every application you build will have.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Setting up your development sandbox
  • Creating a new AL project
  • Creating basic entities
  • Creating new business logic
  • Classifying data
  • User permissions
  • Creating new reports
  • Adding help links