Symbols demystified

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

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