D365 Business Central April 2019 update – key findings
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April 19 2019 Dynamics 365 Business Central Release
Our colleague Fotos Georgiadis is sharing his initial findings when working on the latest release of Business Central.
Write longer names and descriptions
You can now enter up to 100 characters (used to be 50) in all Description and Name fields across Business Central.
This change applies to:
The Name and Description field on master data cards, such as customer, vendor, item, contact, and resource cards.
The Name and Description field on documents, such as sales and purchase orders, invoices, and quotes.
The Description field on journals, such as general journal and item journal.
The Description field on ledger entries, such as customer, vendor, and item ledger entries. In addition, you can now enter up to 50 characters (used to be 10) in the Unit of Measure Description field
Select multiple items to add to a sales or purchase document
You can now select multiple items at once from the items list to add to sales or purchase documents. On any sales or purchase document, choose the Select Items line action.
TIP: If you select the Default Item Quantity check box on the Sales & Receivables Setup page, the Quantity field on sales lines will be prefilled for all selected items as they get added to the sales document.
Use a sales quote validity policy to control when sales quotes expire
You can now set date formula in the Quote Validity Calculation field on the Sales & Receivables Setup page that will be used to calculate the Quote Valid Until Date field on sales quotes.
TIP: To make sure that sales quotes with expired quote validity dates are deleted, you can run the Delete Expired Quotes batch job. And if you enable sales quote archiving (Sales & Receivables Setup page), deleted sales quotes will also be archived, so you can restore them from the archive if customers call again.
Dynamically set shortcut dimension columns in lists, documents, and journal lines
Fields for the two global dimensions that you set up on the General Ledger Setup page are always available on journal and document lines. Now, also the shortcut dimensions that you have set up that setup page are always available. This means that you can also add shortcut dimension values directly to journal and document lines without opening the Dimensions page. As soon as you set the Shortcut dimensions on the General Ledger Setup the new dimensions columns will appear on all lists.
Bulk import item pictures
You can now import multiple item pictures in one go. Simply name your picture files with a name corresponding to your item numbers, compress them to a zip file, and then use the Import Item Pictures page. Alternatively, you can use the Set Up Item Pictures assisted setup guide. Only item cards that do not already have pictures will be updated.
View payment information on customer and vendor statistics FactBoxes
Information about payments and last payment dates is now available on customer and vendor statistics FactBoxes.
Troubleshooting errors in business data or feature configuration often requires an additional level of insight beyond what is shown on the page. Power users and support staff can now inspect any page or the page parts within a page, revealing the entire contents of the current record including fields that are not shown on the page. Ctrl – Alt – F1