In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series

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All master records and transactions in Business Central require a unique identifier; hte number series is how Business Central handles this.

There is the page where you create and maintain the number series, which actually provides a fair bit of control. For example, you can choose if the number series allows users to override the default numbering with their own number, if gaps are allowed in the numbering or if any number defaults as all.

Elsewhere is Business Central, you can configure which number series is used for which master record or transaction type.

In addition, when you configure the number series to be used, you can also specify the posted number series, which is available for most, but not all, transaction types.

The number series is assigned as the record or transaction is created; when a transaction is posted it will be assigned a number from the posted number series. This allows for different numbering ranges to be used for open and posted transactions, giving a separation between documents at different status and also a clear audit trail.

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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize a Page
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Finance), how do I… Understand Dimensions
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series

Resources for Users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThere is a page on Microsoft Learn listing a lot of resources available from Microsoft on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central covering a range of areas:

It’s worth taking a look through this page and some of the linked information as it can lead to a good, and sometimes, quick value add.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Equivalent of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Historic Stock Status Report

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralI received a query from a contact from my days working with Microsoft Dynamics GP asking if I knew which report in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central would give similar information to the GP Historic Stock Sttaus report.

This is a report which allows you to enter an “age as of” date and the system calculates which stock was in the system and what the value was as of the requested date; the normal Stock Status Report only included the stock still in the system that was present at that date.

I did a quick check to confirm, but the Business Central equivalent report is the Inventory Valuation report; I have noticed that the US and UK versions of this report are different.

On the UK one you supply a start and end date and you get the movement between these dates, but on the US one you supply an age as of date.

How to Select Multiple Rows In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralIt would be easy to scoff at some of the questions asked by clients, but I always maintain that there is no such thing as a stupid question; if you don’t know the answer then ask the question. I only worry if someone is asking the same question repeatedly.

I was onsite for a system review with a client recently and was asked if it is possible to select multiple rows on a list in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

It is and is actually quite easy to do using either Business Central or standard Windows functionality, but only actually easy if you’re aware of the functionality. If you’re not especially technical and rarely use computers, then it is something which won’t be easy as you lack the background understanding necessary.

Selecting multiple lines with Business Central functionality is done by clicking the ellipsis button on the first line and selecting Select More:

Select more context menu

Radio buttons then appear against all of the lines allow you to mark them to select multiple.

The other way is standard Windows functionality, where you click the first line and then hold down either shift or ctrl when you click on the second line depending on whether you want a range or individual items. If you use shift to select a range you can then use ctrl to select as many individual lines as you want:

Multiple lines selected

Client Can’t Add New Sales Order Lines in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralI was onsite doing a small system review for a client recently. One of the issues they mentioned was that they were reaching the limit of the number of rows that could be entered in sales orders, comments and other areas of the system.

I didn’t think there was a practical limit to the number of rows you could add, so was a bit surprised. I asked them to show me an example and they used the sales order window.

The issue was sort of a Business Central issue, but not the one they thought it was. When you enter a word order line into Business Central the data is stored in the Sales Line (37) table, with one column being the Line No.

The first row in this field is set to 10,000 and a second line would be 20,000. If you insert a line where the cursor is, then the row number will be mid-way between the line above and below. for example if I have a two line order and insert a new line, it’s Line No. will be a 15,000.

Eventually, the system runs out of space to enter new lines half way between the lines. They always encountered this issue, as they’d leave the cursor on the first line and click the New Line button.

If you always put the cursor at the bottom of the lines then a new number will be created 10,000 higher than the previous:

Sales Order Lines section showing the cursor on a new line

This numbering is common to all record types with lines, including comments as well as sales transactions.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis article is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

When implementing Business Central for a client recently, one of the users asked how they could view two pages at once. It seems like a fairly basic and very common use case; you’re looking at items and a customer rings up about an invoice, you won’t want to lose your place.

Business Central has a feature called Open this page in a new window which does what it says.

When you have a page open, there is an icon in the top right which will open the page into a new window:

Item page with the button highlighted in top right (second button in)

You can drill down through this page in the new window, but don’t have access to all of the navigation functionality of BC or the browser. It is useful though for splitting out a page that you’re working on, while needing to look at a second thing as well.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Product Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create the Tax Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Add a Company Logo
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Share a Saved List View
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Refresh an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Remove Personalization from a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize Card Pages
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the Action Bar
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In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customization), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Personalization vs. Design
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Finance), how do I… Understand Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Setup Inventory for Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create the Inventory Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Different Levels of Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Shelves
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Enable Processing of Inventory Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Add Bins to a Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Stock Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create Bins in Bulk
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Bin Contents
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Set Default Bin for Items
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Put-aways in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Put-aways
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Put-aways Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Picks in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Picks Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Receipts in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Receipt From the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post a Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document and Post Put-away From a Warehouse Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Put-aways to Use the Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse Put-away Worksheet Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Put-away Stock Using the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Shipments in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Shipment from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Shipments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Pick From a Warehouse Pick Document and Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Use the Pick Worksheet for Warehouse Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Prevent Negative Stock Levels
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock at a Customer Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock in My Warehouse
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Stock On a Van
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Mass Insert Item Pictures
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Remove a Warehouse/Location from Use
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Create a Vendor Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Produce a Goods Received Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Keep Invoiced Purchase Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Create a Customer Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Produce a Goods Shipped Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Keep Shipped Sales Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Understand For What Power Automate can be Used
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Types of Flows Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Actions Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Triggers Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Flow Templates Are Available from Microsoft
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create Environment Variables for the Environment and Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Instant Flow
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… An Alternative to Environment Variables
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Flow for Business Central From a Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Development), how do I… How to Upload an Extension

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Product Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create the Tax Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Add a Company Logo
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Share a Saved List View
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Refresh an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series

The Future of Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GPI worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for a long time, 19 years in fact, before I decided to make the switch to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

The future of Dynamics GP has been a hot topic since 2008 and the ill-fated Project Green which was a project to look at the feasibility of merging the various Microsoft ERP into one product; despite this project completing fairly quickly with the conclusion that it wasn’t feasible, Project Green kept being mentioned for years afterwards by competitors as meaning the end of Dynamics GP.

Rumours have kept cropping up over the years, sometimes with no basis (such as in 2018 by a Dynamics NAV MVP who said GP had been put into maintenance mode), and sometimes by the words of senior people within Microsoft.

One of the most recent of these were from Mike Morton who, at the Summit NA 2022 conference in October said “There will be no more new releases, and no more new features, for Dynamics GP”. Well, as I’m sure you can imagine, this created quite a ruckus from the partners at the conference, leading to an emergency session between them and Microsoft and leading to a statement from Morton the next day to “clarify” his meaning.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 16th of the new functionality in the Desktop Flows section is automation center to monitor and manage all your automations and related assets.

The automation center provides comprehensive automation monitoring experiences across Power Automate flows, infused with the power of AI and Copilot.

Enabled for: Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically
Public Preview: May 2024
Early Access: –
General Availability: Sep 2024

Feature Details

The automation center offers a comprehensive automation monitoring experience that is infused with the power of AI. It provides in-depth monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for both experienced makers and citizen developers, as well as members of Center of Excellence (CoE).

With top-level automation monitoring, you can gain an end-to-end view of your automation status. The dedicated work queue monitoring area allow you to closely track SLA attainment, average processing time, and work queue throughput.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake

New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 15th of the new functionality in the Desktop Flows section is use customer-managed encryption key for Hosted RPA.

This feature provides greater data privacy and data protection when using Power Automate.

Enabled for: Users by admins, makers, or analysts
Public Preview: Jun 2024
Early Access: –
General Availability: –

Feature Details

Customers can use their own encryption keys, which gives them full and transparent control and management of their encryption keys that reside in their Azure Key Vault, for use to provide storage-level encryption for virtual machines that are part of Power Automate Hosted RPA offering.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake

New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1: Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements

Power AutomateThis post is part of the New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1 series in which I am taking a look at the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1.

The 14th of the new functionality in the Desktop Flows section is create a reusable collection of UI elements.

UI elements are now designed for central maintenance and can be distributed among various desktop flows, as well as among different users or teams. This centralization of UI element collections enhances management, allows for greater reusability, and ensures the dependability of UI elements tailored to specific applications within desktop flows.

Enabled for: Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically
Public Preview: Apr 2024
Early Access: –
General Availability: Jul 2024

Feature Details

Previously, UI elements were isolated to individual desktop flows. This may have required you to duplicate the same UI element for multiple flows. Now, collections of UI elements empower creators and administrators with centralized oversight and control. These collections of UI elements can be shared among numerous users and integrated into various desktop flows as reusable modules. Consequently, should an application undergo an update, a one-time adjustment to the UI elements collection is all that’s required. This single update ensures all desktop flows linked to this collection within the same environment will automatically reflect the changes.

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New Functionality In Microsoft Power Automate 2024 Wave 1
Receive Intelligent License Recommendations for Admins
Be More Productive with Power Automate and Excel Desktop
View a Power Automate Visual in a Power BI Report
Monitor Performance for Cloud and Desktop Flow Activities
Connect to Other Environments from the Microsoft Dataverse Connector
Push Cloud Flow Execution Data into Application Insights
Use Your Own Encryption Key for Encrypting Data At-Rest for Existing Environments
Create Power Automate Flows in Excel
View Two Action Properties Panes Simultaneously
Use Undo and Redo While You Build Cloud Flows in the Designer
Use Copy-Paste for Container Actions Like Scope, Condition, and Apply to Each
Use a Simplified OData Editor in Actions like Get Items and Get Files
Manage Unpublished Solution-Aware Cloud Flows Using Admin APIs
Cancel all Flow Runs for a Version of a Flow
Create a Flow on a File in Teams
Cloud Flows are Automatically Defined in Dataverse Solutions
Get Quick Insights and Recommendations in Copilot for Process Mining
Troubleshoot with Copilot for Cloud Flows Execution
Automate With Ease Using the AI Recorder
Enter into a Conversation-first Copilot Experience to Build Flows
Transform Scripting Using AI-driven Natural Language
Maximize Your Productivity with Generative Answers
Streamline Workflow Creation with the Next Best Action
Generate Flow Description Using AI
Use Natural Language to Create a Flow in Teams
Leverage Desktop Automation with the Power Automate Plugin for Windows Copilot
Set Up Fallback UI Automation Mechanism
Power Fx Integration with Power Automate for Desktop
Use Power Platform Connectors in Power Automate for Desktop Actions
Use CyberArk Credentials in Desktop Flow Connections
Use Azure Key Vault Credentials in Flow Connections
Connect Your Own Virtual Network with Hosted Machine Group
View Attended Desktop Flow Runs Using Picture-in-Picture Execution Mode
Self-heal UI and Browser Automation Actions at Execution with AI
Use the Run Power Fx Expression
Use Python v3 in Power Automate for Desktop
Use Machine to Credential Mapping in Desktop Flow Connections
Create a Reusable Collection of UI Elements
Use Customer-managed Encryption Key for Hosted RPA
Automation Center to Monitor and Manage All Your Automations and Related Assets
Ingest Process Data from Customers' Data Lake