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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. With development practices becoming more formal, implementing changes or new features is not as simple as it used to be back when Dynamics 365 Business Central was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision, and the call for test automation is increasing. This book will show you how to leverage the testing tools available in Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. Starting with a quick introduction to automated testing and test-driven development (TDD), you'll get an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. You'll then learn how to design and build automated tests and explore methods to progress from requirements to application and testing code. Next, you'll find out how you can incorporate your own as well as Microsoft tests into your development practice. With the addition of three new chapters, this second edition covers in detail how to construct complex scenarios, write testable code, and test processes with incoming and outgoing calls. By the end of this book, you'll be able to write your own automated tests for Microsoft Business Central.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Automated Testing – A General Overview
Section 2:Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 3:Designing and Building Automated Tests for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 4:Integrating Automated Tests in Your Daily Development Practice
Section 5:Advanced Topics
Section 6:Appendix

Notes on the AL code

Now, some final notes on the code on GitHub and the code examples in the book.

Prefix or suffix

When building your own extension, it is best practice to make use of a so-called "affix" (a 3–6-digit prefix or suffix) in the names of your objects, fields, and controls. Affixes are mandatory for AppSource extensions, and VAR or ISV partners must register an affix with Microsoft. We did choose not to use a prefix/suffix for the following reasons:

  • The LookupValue extension is not a registered extension.
  • The use of a prefix/suffix would not contribute to the readability of the code examples.


    More information on the usage of a prefix or suffix can be found here:

Word wrap

When adding code examples to a book, there is always the challenge of how to neatly format long-lined statements to keep the code readable. In the code...