Extension Development for Non-developers for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Overview

A lot of people using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central want to learn how to develop and publish an extension on their Business Central tenant.

What drives this is that in the old Dynamics NAV, the users are able to easily add fields onto a page even if they’re not developers. Now that they’ve upgraded to Business Central, it’s not as straightforward. For people that are not developers, we want to give the ability to add fields on to a page back in their hands.

While browsing through Youtube, I couldn’t find the video that’s short enough that I felt comfortable sharing.

So I decided to make my own. 

Enjoy!

What You Need

Install VS studio code and AL code on your PC. Microsoft has a pretty good step by step instructions on how to install Visual Studio Code and the AL Extension.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/developer/devenv-get-started

Conclusion

I tried to make the video as short, easy, and to the point as possible. I understand there are lots of syntax for the language that I didn’t cover.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to write complex functions, let me know and I’ll make a separate video in the future.

2 thoughts on “Extension Development for Non-developers for Dynamics 365 Business Central”

  1. Thanks for posting this Alex! This is extremely helpful and does a far better job of showing how to accomplish adding a field in BC than any of the documentation that I’ve read.

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