C/AL to AL code customizations

This blog post will take you through the steps needed to convert C/AL code customizations to AL code customizations.

I will show how to create a container and convert the C/AL baseapp to AL and publish the new AL baseapp to the container and thus running the baseapp as AL.

After this, the blog post will describe how you can add your own C/AL solution. When moving a solution from C/AL to AL, it is important that you first move the C/AL solution to the version of Business Central you want to utilize for the move. Continue reading

Running Tests in Containers

Since the very start of NAV and Business Central on Containers, it has been possible to run tests through the UI (Windows Client and Web Client), just as you have been able to do when you install directly on a machine. A lot of people have however been looking for a way to run tests automated – and… – since NavContainerHelper 0.5.0.3 (February 25th) a function called Run-TestsInNavContainer has been available. A few changes has been implemented since then and I am now ready to describe how to use the function. Continue reading

Symbols demystified

Over the last months, I have received a lot of questions on Symbols:

  • Why does Compile-AppInNavContainer get different symbols than VS Code?
  • When I import new objects to Business Central, why don’t I get the symbols?
  • Why do I have the Assert Codeunit twice?
  • Why can’t Business Central find the Assert Codeunit?

Just to name a few.

This blog post will try to explain how symbols works and give an answer these questions, by showing some samples. Continue reading

Developing Business Central Extensions (part 5) – YAML

This is part 5 of a blog post series. Part 1 contains all the prerequisites, part 2 is about cloning the project and get your sandbox environment up running, part 3 is about build agents, and building your project in Azure DevOps and part 4 is about branch policies and working with VSCode and Git. Continue reading