Interacting with REST APIs using JSON from within Business Central: Part 1 – An Introduction to the HTTPClient data type

The HTTPClient available to us from within AL is a very useful feature in this modern time full of APIs, but it is fair to say that the documentation for it is somewhat lacking. In this post I intend to explain how I've used it and hopefully reveal a few of it's secrets. Whilst this post …

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How to migrate Business Central data from C/AL to AL

The question of how to migrate your C/AL modifications to extensions has been well answered several times, not least of all by Microsoft's own documentation of the Txt2AL tool.However, if you want to migrate an existing solution from C/AL to an AL extension and keep your data, it's less clear how this should be achieved. …

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The big problem with Intelligent Cloud data replication or: Why Intelligent Cloud is not ready for the real world

There is a very short, simple and honest reason why Intelligent Cloud in Business Central is not ready for the real world: It is far too strongly coupled to the data structures of both systems. In fact, the data structures between the two systems could not be more coupled, and whilst on the surface this …

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Common issues with migrating Business Central data to the cloud

My original post proclaimed the migration to SaaS as easy, which it is if things work. However, during my testing of the Intelligent Cloud data replication process, there are a few issues which have stopped me time & time again. I thought I'd list them here, and the solutions for each. 1) Intelligent Cloud disappears from …

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Copying Modified C/AL files from Source Control

If, like me, you've committed yourself to a world of source control for your NAV projects, you've probably got repository upon repository just filled with text files, each one representing one of the 4,500 - 6000 objects within NAV, plus all those wonderful third party add-ons, custom solutions & other assorted dross with which we …

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Migrating to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central in the cloud from NAV

It's a bold opening line, and one that I'm going to heavily qualify, but migrating data from NAV to the cloud is easy.However, the number of explanations & qualifications has lead this to be quite a lengthy post. If you want to dive straight in & follow the standard documentation, it can be found here with …

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