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Admin Center for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (SaaS)

Introduction:
What is Admin Center in Business Central on Cloud? How to use it and what are the implications?
Admin Center is one of the newest features of Business Central On Cloud. Here, you can manage your environments and performs tasks related to your environment.

Demonstration:
To goto Admin Centre, visit the URL
https://businesscentral.dynamics.com/<TENANTID>admin
To visit the Admin Centre you should have the Global Administrator permission in Office 365.

Environments:
Here you can see a list of Environments.

You cannot Create to Delete the production environment. Only you can Create or Delete Sandbox Environments.


Viewing details of the Environment:  Click on the Environment Name

Upgrade Settings:
You can set the Time to auto upgrade your Tenant Environment.

Copying of Production on Sandbox:


Notification Recipient:
Notification Recipient is a person to notify in case there are some things to notify the user about. I thought it was with regards to Sandbox Upgradation but I didn…

Role Center(Dashboard) taking forever to Load? Let's find out why and how to optimize!

Introduction:
Have you ever faced the issue of the Dashboard taking forever to load? If yes, then did you inspect the reason why? Anyways, the Dashboard loading times dependent upon the calculations used to generate the figures on each of the dashboard tile. Most of the times the calculations are so tedious that the results involve querying multiple tables with multiple filters. Let's see how we can optimize the Dashboard load times.

Pre-requisites: Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central. Development Environment or NAV. VS code with AL Language Extension for Business Central.
Solution: 1. Figuring out which all tiles required real-time calculations VS non- real-time. Thus, by separating real-time from non- real-time, we can differentiate the execution patterns.
For eg: No. of Open Invoices VS Average Cost of an Open Invoice.
2. Settings different execution styles for Real-Time and Non-Realtime:
i. Real-Time Calculations are trigger whenever we open the Dashboard i.e OnOpenPage Tr…

Temporary fix to 'Your program License doesn't permit support maximum N non-demonstration companies'

Introduction:
While I was testing InterCompany Setup, I faced an issue probably a limitation of the CRONUS standard license which comes with standard NAV/ BC On-Premise installations.
Whenever I created new multiple Companies in NAV, I got an error 'Your program License doesn't permit support maximum N non-demonstration companies'.



Pre-requisites:
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Solution:
I faced this error when I restarted NAV Client after creating a non-evaluation company. Thus, I cannot remove the company from front-end. I tried using Microsoft Documentation and found that it was actually possible (YAY!! 😁). Refer https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/how-to--delete-companies.
Instead, it kept ruining things more. The Server Instance would stop without any errors and NAV Windows Client would infinitely work trying to connect to the workspace.
Finally, I found that using Windows Powershell with NAV Management module where it w…

Managing with Multiple Legal Entity Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central

Problem Statement:
Well, my client is a Trader of Oils & Fatty Acids and has multiple legal entities to perform various sets of operation on the TRUCK-LOAD(a.k.a. Load). One legal entity creates the Load and schedules it, while another manages with the freight requirements. The information is not shared between both the legal entities. Thus, we need to store the data separately.

Pre-requisites:
For Microsoft Dynamics NAV:
- C/Side Development Environment
- Multiple legal entity(Company) setup

For Microsoft Dynamics Business Central:
- Visual Studio Code
- AL Language Extension
- Multiple legal entity(Company) setup

Solution Design:
1. Create two Tables say LoadCompany1 and LoadCompany2 with same fields
2. Set DataPerCompany property is to TRUE on both the tables.
3. In NAV/ BC, there are common tables but the data into the tables are different. Thus, the system has to manage different version for a single table based on an entity that you're currently working on.
In this case, I n…