Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest – Vol. 415

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. Developer Digest vol 415 wraps up the year with instructions for reading JSON with AL, thoughts on AI and coding, using OAuth 2.0, and looking back at Directions NA 2022.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, comprises developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, and social media…for everyone’s benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share the wealth of information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there?

Thus, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees worldwide. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Read a JSON File with AL for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dvlprlife.com instructs how to read a JSON file with AL using code unit 5459, JSON Management, for Business Central. JSON represents one of many ways to code a solution.

Artificial Intelligence and Coding

A Stanford University paper asserts that developers who have access to an AI assistant often produce less secure code than those without. Additionally, a previous paper by NYU researchers found that using GitHub Copilot also produces potentially vulnerable code. While limited in scope, it gives food for thought as developers utilize these artificial intelligence tools in their coding environments. See The Register’s article about AI assistants helping developers produce buggy code.

Updated Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Field Guide

Hougaard has released an updated version of the Business Central Field Guide for the latest release, Business Central 2022 Wave 2, also known as BC version 21. If you are just starting with Business Central, this is a great resource.

Using OAuth 2.0 to Connect Business Central APIs

The Dynamics 365 Lab recently published instructions for using OAuth 2.0 to connect Dynamics 365 Business Central and Web Services in Power Automate. Since the web service access keys for Business Central SaaS were removed in Business Central 2022 Wave 1 earlier this year, you need to transition from Basic Auth to OAuth. This post dives into how to use OAuth 2.0 authentication in Power Automate to access the Business Central APIs and web services.

Directions North America 2022

Looking back on 2022, I thought it would be prudent to share the Directions North America 2022 playlist on YouTube. If you’re missing being around your peers in person, this should hold you over until Directions NA 2023. And don’t forget to register – rates go up again at the end of February 2023.

Interested in Dynamics NAV and/or Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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