How to Create Custom Event in Business Central

Looking at the subject there are lot of blogs available but I am writing this based on one of the request from my colleague.

Everybody aware of that whenever you developed an app it need to be extensible and if anybody would like to add or modify any field or additional routing we need to have events which can extend the base functionality.

Step 1 :- Simple Quick action to add event in Business Central

Next step will be we can subscribe the event and add you own code.

It is so simple to add custom event in AL and allow other to extend your functionality.

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Events vs Interface :- Business Central

While working on new baby ‘Interface’ identified few difference between Events and interface.

EVENTSINTERFACE
Select Events to Subscribe. Subscription optional.All Methods are mandatory defined in interface code unit and need to implement all
Used to react Used to Invoke.
Extensibility for few methods or functionsExtensibility for many methods.
All Subscribers are invokedOnly single code unit is invoked.
Can Invoke Interface.Can bind events.

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Business Central:- How to find Events in AL

With the release of Business Central 2020 Wave 1 and AL extension lot of new features has been added to make AL development more productive.

A core part of extension-based development is the use of events and event subscribers. Use the new Shift+Alt+E shortcut in the AL code editor to invoke a list of all events.

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How to Substitute Report in Business Central

Today we will see how we can substitute our own document report with Standard report in business central.

To override report we need to use ReportManaagement Codeunit and from that we need to use OnAfterSubstituteReport event

Suppose we have created own customize report called ‘Detail Inventory Transaction’ and now we have to replace standard report for Inventory Transaction Detail

[EventSubscriber(ObjectType::Codeunit, 44, 'OnAfterSubstituteReport', '', true, true)]
    procedure SubstituteInventoryTransactionReport(ReportId: Integer; var NewReportId: Integer)
    begin
        If ReportId = Report::"Inventory - Transaction Detail" then
            NewReportId := Report::"Detail Inventory Transaction";
    end;

Publish your extension and check the report .You will find new report is substituted with standard report.

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How to Create Assisted Setup -Business Central

As you aware that with new version of business central comes up breaking changes which actually change the way of writing few points like assisted setup and many more.

Today we will see how to create assisted setup in wave 2 with new events. In this document have created one of the most simple assisted setup.

Step 1 :- Create New table

table 50100 "SetupTable"
{
    DataClassification = CustomerContent;

    fields
    {
        field(1; GroupCode; Code[10])
        {
            DataClassification = CustomerContent;

        }
        Field(2; "Group Description"; text[100])
        {
            DataClassification = CustomerContent;
        }
    }

    keys
    {
        key(PK1; GroupCode)
        {
            Clustered = true;
        }
    }



}

2. Create New page

page 50100 "SetupPage"
{
    PageType = ListPart;
    SourceTable = SetupTable;
    layout
    {
        area(content)
        {
            repeater(SetupGroup)
            {
                field(GroupCode; GroupCode)
                {
                    ApplicationArea = All;
                    ToolTip = 'Select the specified group code';
                }
                field("Group Description"; "Group Description")
                {
                    ApplicationArea = All;
                    ToolTip = 'Specifies a description.';
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Step 3 :- Now use new assisted setup module to create assisted setup as below

codeunit 50100 "SetupTableAssistedSetup"
{

    var
        AssistedSetup: Codeunit "Assisted Setup";
        AssistedSetupGroup: Enum "Assisted Setup Group";
        CurrentGlobalLanguage: Integer;
        SetupWizardTxt: Label 'Set up Table';
        SetupWizardLinkTxt: Label 'https://google.com', Locked = true;

        AlreadySetUpQst: Label 'Setup is already set up. To change settings for it, go to the setup again.Do you want go there now ?';

    [EventSubscriber(ObjectType::Codeunit, Codeunit::"Assisted Setup", 'OnRegister', '', false, false)]
    local procedure SetupInitialize()

    begin
        CurrentGlobalLanguage := GlobalLanguage();
        AssistedSetup.Add(GetAppId(), PAGE::SetupPage, SetupWizardTxt, AssistedSetupGroup::Extensions, '', SetupWizardLinkTxt);
        GLOBALLANGUAGE(1033);
        AssistedSetup.AddTranslation(GetAppId(), PAGE::SetupPage, 1033, SetupWizardTxt);
        GLOBALLANGUAGE(CurrentGlobalLanguage);
        GetInformationSetupStatus();
    end;

    [EventSubscriber(ObjectType::Codeunit, Codeunit::"Assisted Setup", 'OnReRunOfCompletedSetup', '', false, false)]
    local procedure OnReRunOfCompletedSetup(ExtensionId: Guid; PageID: Integer; var Handled: Boolean)
    begin
        if ExtensionId <> GetAppId() then
            exit;
        case PageID of
            Page::"Assisted Company Setup Wizard":
                begin
                    if Confirm(AlreadySetUpQst, true) then
                        Page.Run(PAGE::SetupPage);
                    Handled := true;
                end;
        end;
    end;

    local procedure GetAppId(): Guid
    var
        Info: ModuleInfo;
        EmptyGuid: Guid;
    begin
        if Info.Id() = EmptyGuid then
            NavApp.GetCurrentModuleInfo(Info);
        exit(Info.Id());
    end;


    local procedure GetInformationSetupStatus()
    var
        SetupTab: Record SetupTable;
    begin
        SetupTab.SetFilter(GroupCode, '<>%1', '');
        If SetupTab.IsEmpty() then
            exit;
        AssistedSetup.Complete(GetAppId(), Page::SetupPage);

    end;
}




Publish the extension and you will see following result.

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