What’s New in Business Central October 18 release


Everybody is aware that Business central was live in month of April 2018 and now Microsoft is geared up for October 2018 release which will available in cloud, on-premises and in hybrid deployments. This version will come up with new and rich features which will make business users to interact more efficiently with product and get rid of day to day processes.

Roadmap for business central


New features in business central

Refreshed desktop experience :- With a fresh new look it is easier to use business central .It is focused on layout of data, better data visibility ,new look and feel refreshpage

Improved productivity on lists :- Available the features like show/hide more columns, freeze pane, limit totals, row based copy paste. All the lists in the product feature now a new, refreshed layout with more flexible grid customization,
tile view available everywhere and with quick access to search and view. This allows users to get better and faster access to the data whenever it is needed.


List Lookup Improved Search :- Get your data faster with improved search for pages,reports . The Search field replaces the Search for Page or Report field. You can use it to find objects such as pages and reports, but also to find actions and product documentation.


Advance Filtering :-The powerful filtering capabilities in Business Central accelerate list-related tasks by providing absolute control over filtering in a modern and intuitive experience.


The filter pane allows you to:
• Get an overview of the currently applied filters, and see if they were set by you, by a filtered view, or by the application itself.
• Add as many filtered columns as you like by typing to quickly search for more fields on the source table.
• Get assistance with specifying filter values using lookups or the field’s data type.
• Create complex filters using operators, ranges, variables, and shorthand.
• Filter to the current cell value in the list.

Limit Totals:- Most popular and useful features of NAV makes entry in Business central

Copy and Paste :-This enables you to
• Copy one or more rows in a list and paste them to the same (or similar) list.
• Copy one or more rows and paste them into Microsoft Excel, including the column captions.
Not using Excel? Most applications such as Microsoft Outlook allow pasting tabular content
where the column captions will be displayed.
• Copy one or more rows from Excel and paste them into  Business Central.

Enhanced Power BI embed experience :- Enhancements to the current Power BI embed experience include an automatic deployment of Power BI reports, default report selection, and the ability to manage their Power BI reports without ever requiring them to leave Business Central.

Permission sets are editable :- End users can customize the permission sets and give them a structure that meets the specific needs of their business.

Intelligent edge :-Connect your on-premises Dynamics SMB solution to the intelligent cloud through Dynamics 365 Business Central, and get access to Power BI, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, machine learning, and others.


and many more new features has been added in this release such as enhancement in AL development which will share in next blog.

Stay tuned for more updates…


Source :- Business release notes







Extension Source code download issue resolved in NAV 2018 CU8


Till NAV 2018 CU 7 even if we set property ShowMyCode property to false in app.json  we will be able to download source code of extension

This issue is now resolved in NAV 2018 CU8 and now you can not download source code for extension


Stay tuned for more…


CU Summary for NAV -August 2018


Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

NAV 2018 :- Cumulative Update 08 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

NAV 2017 :- Cumulative Update 21 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

NAV 2016:- Cumulative Update 34 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

NAV 2015:-Cumulative Update 46 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the following precautions:

  1. Test the cumulative update in a non-production environment.
  2. Make a backup of the system or computer where the cumulative update is to be installed.
  3. This Cumulative Update can require a database upgrade.

Stay tuned for more..

How to modify standard page layout using extension


In this blog we will see how we can modify  standard page by adding few fields and modify property of existing fields.

Adding customize fields in page layout 

For this I assume table extension is already created and now would like to add fields in page layout by creating page extension

In page layout for adding fields you can mention whether you want add fields before/after specified fields or addfirst/addlast in page.

In following example I am adding fields after field VAT Prod. Posting group


Once you press Shift+F5 then you can see result in page as follows.


Modifying existing  fields properties  in page layout 

One can modify properties of existing field using modify option in page extension

In this example changing visible property of one of the field in page as per below example

Original page display the field as below

pay3Now we would like to hide this field using visible property so in page extension you can write as below


Even you can add trigger and write you routine to execute.

Add Action in Page Layout

For adding action once can write following 


Here is the result in client.


Hope this help and stay tuned for more.