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Proudly announcing the Directions 2022 Community Awards

Proud to announce the winners of the Directions EMEA 2022 Community Awards! The first winners  were not only celebrated on stage in Hamburg, they were also invited for an inspiring lunch with Mike Morton, Vice President, Dynamics 365 Business Central at Microsoft.

Prepare for the new invoice posting engine!

Introduction In version 2021 wave 2 (v19) a new feature was introduced, called “Extend general ledger posting aggregations”. The reason for this new feature is that the table "Invoice Post. Buffer" could not easily be extended. This table is used ...

How do I: Monitor the Business Central Job Queue using Power BI?

Recently I had a situation where a job queue failed in Business Central. Actually, it had been failing for a few days, and in Business Central, as far as I now, there’s no way, out of the box, to get a notification about that. So, I got thinking, could...

How do I: Create an Excel Layout Report?

Not so long-ago Excel report layouts were added in Business Central. With Excel layouts for Business Central reports, users can now create and edit report layouts simply by using the full palette of capabilities in Excel such as sliders , diagrams ...

The Business Central “Data Search” app (under the hood)

One of the things that totally slipped by me, is the new app from Microsoft that apparently was released in the last wave called “Data Search“. It’s a simple, but powerful concept: Search for “any” record in your data. Well, any record that you have set up to search for at least ;-). It is …

IsolatedStorage, a way to store global data in a session

Microsoft Definition for Isolated Storage: “Provides data isolation for extensions”     Isolated Storage “Isolated storage” is a data storage

How do I: Re-add the Power BI Report FactBox to my list page?

You might have noticed that on some pages in Business Central where before there was a Power BI Report FactBox , it has now disappeared, like for example on the Item List. Normally you could then go into the menu and ‘ activate ‘ it. However, since...

BC 2022 Wave2 ten interesting features

BC 2022 Wave2 ten interesting features I point out ten interesting features of the BC22 Wave2, there are many but

What objects were added?

Yesterday, I got a question that I found was too difficult to answer: “What tables were added in 20.5?” The reason for this question was simple: we need to update the manually created permissionsets in order for new tables to be supported after an upgrade. So – what tables were added? There are a number …

Sales APIs returns error in a read-only request

This twitter message reminded me of an issue that can occur with the sales APIs in Business Central. Apparently, the PowerBI connector is adding the header Data-Access-Intent: ReadOnly to requests when loading data from Business Central. While this is a ...