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Organizing Code for a Seamless Transition from C/AL to Extensions in AL: Part 1

Since Business Central 2019 release wave 2 (version 15), the application has become completely AL-based. All functionality that modifies standard business logic must be moved into an Extension. This change influences how upgrades are performed and impacts all the solutions that are still in C/AL, making Dynamics partners consider transitioning to Extensions in AL. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through some of the steps you can take to organize the code in the existing C/AL coding language before the transition. Following these practical advices will facilitate the transition from C/AL to AL, making it as seamless as possible.

How to write code with Enum and Interface in Business Central?

With the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 wave 2 release, Microsoft made available a new data type – Enumeration (Enum). Enum is a list that consists of a set of named constants. It can be used as table fields, local and global variables, and parameters. In this blog post, you will learn how to write code with Enum, create and implement the interface in Business Central and how it will empower extendable Enums.

Transitioning from Dynamics NAV/Business Central C/AL to AL: steps to make

This is the second part of the blog post “C/AL to Extension transition alternatives: how to choose wisely.” In the first part, we reviewed the three alternatives to transition from C/AL to AL. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, check it out now! In this blog post, we will look closer at the transition steps you need to make when moving custom functionality from C/AL to Extension in AL.

C/AL to Extension transition alternatives: how to choose wisely?

When transitioning from C/AL to Dynamics 365 Business Central Extension, you will encounter several transition alternatives, and it might be tricky to make the right choice. Read this blog post about the transition alternatives when moving from C/AL to Extension to learn how to differentiate between them to be able to make a smarter choice.

How to set up an Extension Development Environment using Visual Studio Code

As a leading Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Software Factory, and one of the largest providers of Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central on Azure services globally, we often receive questions from Microsoft Partners about the configuration of Extension Development Environments.

Therefore, we’ve created a two-part blog series to share our best practices and to address the issues that Partners most commonly come across. In part one, we’ll be reviewing how to set up an Extension Development Environment using Visual Studio Code.

 

The time to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS is NOW

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS platform, with Navision at its core, has over 30 years of history and continuous product improvements. Today this time-tested, cutting-edge technology helps to revolutionize the way we do business, by providing enhanced functionality and support for ERP computing in the cloud. But when to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS, now or later?