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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer | Episode 35

Hey everyone! Ken and Michael back for Episode 35 of A Shot of Business Central and A Beer. The one and only podcast made to help users like you achieve Business Central greatness, and learn a little bit about beer in the process. Today we’ve got the latest Business Central news, we’ll be discussing the software’s default and mandatory fields logic and we’re taking a look at some apps that extend the functionality of these default and mandatory fields.

Podcast Segments

0:00 Podcast Opening

0:25 Intro and Beer Choice

7:17 Business Central News

23:11 2022 Release Wave 2 Feature Overview

1:15:03 1099 Toolkit App Review

1:21:44 Thank you for listening!

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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes

This Episodes Alcohol Choice

Ken Rating: 90

Michael Rating: 80

Business Central News

· As usual, a bunch of hotfixes.

Feature Changes

Localization Updates

Partner Sandboxes

  • Feature is now available.

  • Licenses must be requested here.

  • 2 Types of licenses

    • Partner Sandbox license

      • Must have a minimum of 5 licenses.

      • The license gives users access to a full production environment plus 3 sandbox environments.

  • Partner Premium Sandbox license includes all the Business Central premium features

User Groups and Forums

Business Central Fields

  • Different Pages have different fields

  • Editable fields will require you to type or choose a value.

    • Examples

      • Date picker

      • Dropdown

      • Switch or Checkbox

      • Asist Edit

  • To modify the field, you can click with your mouse or use the Tab key.

  • There are many keyboard shortcuts to help with data entry.

  • Use Quick Entry to input data quickly

    • You can switch to the next field by using the Tab key. With Quick Entry you can use the Enter key to navigate through only the fields you want.

    • Quick Entry can be customized by personalizing your workspace and telling Business Central with fields are to be included with Quick Entry or excluded from Quick Entry.

    • Learn more about Quick Entry.

Business Central Mandatory fields: Fields marked with a red asterisk.

  • Each page will have different default mandatory fields.

  • Red asterisk does not mean that you cannot fill in other fields first or close the page. It means that you will not be able to complete a process without these fields being populated.

  • Examples of mandatory fields:

    • Name field

    • Address field

    • Description field

Mandatory Field Setup enables you to setup, that certain fields on records in a table must be specified but also gives you the possibility to setup an action based on a condition.

  • Pricing

    • Free

  • Setup

    • Simple Install and very well laid out User Guide.

      • Go to Assisted Setup page and click Setup Mandatory Fields

    • Example

      • On the Mandatory Fields Setup List I made the Home Page field required.

      • When I go to the customer card and change the language code from ENZ to ENU and then exit the page I get this error message because the home page field is blank:

      • I click Ok and assume the changes I made were not saved but they were saved.


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