Validate a commit before it is committed

Recently there was this question about how to do version numbering when working with AL Apps and automatic builds: It started a discussion about when to update which part of the version number and how that is done. The discussion will be continued today (10th June 2021 9pm CEST) on Discord if you are interestedContinue reading “Validate a commit before it is committed”

Upgrade a BC CRONUS Database using Docker

A few days ago I streamed how I try to upgrade a Business Central CRONOS Database just using docker: Apart from a few throwbacks it went quite well, but better watch yourself 😉 However, I promised to publish the script I created so you don’t need to write it down from the video. $ContainerNameOld =Continue reading “Upgrade a BC CRONUS Database using Docker”

Code review: Loop over an Enum

So I came across this post from ThatNavGuy: Looping Through Enum – That NAV guy (wordpress.com) He shows an example on how to loop over an enum. The goal is to have the enum pointing to the next value on each iteration. Since this community is about sharing knowledge and learning from each other, IContinue reading “Code review: Loop over an Enum”

Condition basics in AL

Recently I posted a “Did you know that …” post on Twitter showing an alternative way to write an if-condition. Today I thought: Hey, I might have some more examples for different ways to write conditions and here we are 😉 First start with the most simple if statement there is: It just checks ifContinue reading “Condition basics in AL”

Coding4Performance 5: FindSet vs FindFirst

Today in coding for performance, we talk a bit about FindSet and FindFirst. I actually had plans to make this one the first post in this series. But it turned out that the differences between this two commands are not as obvious as I first thought. Let me first place a huge disclaimer here: EverythingContinue reading “Coding4Performance 5: FindSet vs FindFirst”

Coding4Performance 4: Task Scheduler

In my last post about Start Session I explained how you can easily run a Codeunit in background and relieve the user session. The downside on this method is, that your background task still runs on the same server instance like the user session does. If you have only a few users and only oneContinue reading “Coding4Performance 4: Task Scheduler”

Coding4Performance 3: Start Session

As promised, here the first (and easiest) way to run code in background. This blog will be a bit shorter, as Start session is quite straight forward. Note: If you did not read the previous blog about Background tasks in general, maybe you should start there 😉 I created an example scenario for which aContinue reading “Coding4Performance 3: Start Session”

Coding4Perfomance 1: Text Builder

As NAV and Business Central evolves user tasks become more complex and BC becomes more powerful to solve this tasks. But this happens often with cost in performance. Even Microsoft published a (very good) article about how to improve performance in BC. I do mainly concentrate on the developer aspect of this article and inContinue reading “Coding4Perfomance 1: Text Builder”

How to: Fix problems with Docker DNS resolution

Recently I discovered that my BC instance within a Docker container somehow can not access the internet. After some time I figured that the problem was the DNS resolution and I thought I might share two possible ways to resolve this problem with you! How to check if you have the same problem You canContinue reading “How to: Fix problems with Docker DNS resolution”